Re: Longitude, the Bounty, and William Bligh
From: Geoffrey Kolbe
Date: 2018 Dec 2, 00:55 -0800
Don Seltzer wrote
"Bligh states that he had taken lunar observations ashore at Simon's Bay, giving a longitude of 18° 48' 34" E, and directly compared that to to the longitude by the chronometer of 18° 47' E. He also notes that the previous published longitude was only 18° 33' E."
There is something strange about this. The longitude of Simons Bay is 18° 25'. The longitude of Pringles Bay, on the other side of False Bay, is around 18° 47'
I suspect there is some confusion here.