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    Re: re Navigation by Soundings.
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2009 Dec 23, 18:07 -0800
    And if the lead came up without cinders, which way did the ship turn?  :-)

    Hey, we gotta stop with these sea stories.   Pretty soon one will come up with one about an American fishing schooner trying to navigate the Med with maps from the back of a bible!  :-P

    n s gurnell wrote:
    Seventy to eighty years ago, coal burning Hull and Grimsby (UK) steam trawlers, en route to and from the Iceland and Greenland  fishing grounds would  take a cast of the deep sea lead. They would inspect the stuff brought up by the tallow in the arming hole.  If it came up cinders they knew they were on the right track.  Cheers, nsg.


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