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    Re: Maury and Spooner on longitude at sunset
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2015 Oct 20, 14:46 -0400

    On 10/20/2015 7:07 AM, Sean C wrote:
    > s to why he got the credit as opposed to Spooner...I can only speculate
    > that people were more likely to attribute the discovery to someone whose
    > name and achievements were already well known, as opposed to a "quiet,
    > unpretending" Nantucketer.
    
    Perhaps to avoid the phrase, "There once was a man from Nantucket?"
    

       
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