A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2017 Jun 7, 00:00 -0700
Thanks for pointing out the error. The missing link is the more detailed and interesting one. Here it is:
I have since found another reference dealing with changes to the BOT exams. The story must be read with some caution as Blackburne lived in NZ and it is a an NZ newspaper. I would like to find a copy of the British report "Departmental Committee on examinations of masters and mates of the mercantile marine."
What are the three standard works allowed into the examination rooms - Norie, Burdwood, Burtons????
A while ago while browsing the forum archives I came across a question about one of Blackburne's volumes. I cannot remember the question or the thread. The NZ National Library has an extensive set of Blackburne volumes (all?) so if the question is repeated I may be able to research it.