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    Re: Lunars - Finding Bermuda in 1807
    From: Richard M Pisko
    Date: 2007 May 12, 23:34 -0600

    On Sat, 12 May 2007 19:32:19 -0600,  wrote:
    > I think this story is a nice example of the transition from dead
    > reckoning
    > navigation to celestial navigation. Hall clearly believed rationally that
    > lunars worked, but this was an era when navigators had great faith in
    > dead
    > reckoning. They trusted it, and it took a revolution in their thinking to
    > trust sextants and mathematical tables more than the log and the feel of
    > the
    > sea.
    Excellent story.  Thank you.
    Richard . . .
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