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    A Lunar from the 1840s
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Dec 1, 00:58 EST
    While I'm thinking of it, here's a link to a lunar cleared by a close cousin of Thomson's method back on February 9th of a year in the early 1840s aboard a vessel whose DR longitude was 140..00W:
     
    It's a fun puzzle to figure out what the exact year was and then to figure out the vessel's position (latitude AND longitude) from the observations as listed. There are a few little "oddities" in it that I still haven't figured out...
     
    Note that this lunar was done on a blank page in a logbook from an earlier voyage so there's no connection with nearby pages. You have to figure out the year some other way.
     
    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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