Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: The Nautical Day
    From: Kieran Kelly
    Date: 2004 Feb 9, 09:34 +1100

    I have followed the debate about the nautical day and whether it caused
    confusion or not. I am surprised, as Cook as been used as an example, that
    no one mentioned that he got his days confused when he crossed the position
    of what we now call the International Date Line on his journey west from
    Tahiti towards New Zealand.
    As a consequence he was one day out from this part of the journey onwards
    and it was not rectified until he arrived back in England.
    An interesting consequence is that he placed New Zealand a little to the
    west of its actual location i.e. closer to Australia. This would cause
    consternation to both modern Australians and New Zealanders and thankfully
    has been rectified.
    Kieran Kelly

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site