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    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.

    Geoffrey Kolbe

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