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    Re: Navigation Weekend: this November?
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2012 Jun 25, 13:55 -0400
    Frank,

    There is always one weekend in November that is not good for me, but the date has not yet been set.  FWIW, I'll let you know as soon as I do.

    I can't think of any place better than Mystic Seaport for me, but that's just me being selfish.  Museum in Salem, MA?

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Frank Reed <FrankReed@HistoricalAtlas.com>
    To: NavList <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Sat, Jun 23, 2012 1:33 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Navigation Weekend: this November?

    It has been two years since the last "Navigation Weekend". I've organized them every two years in June of 2006, 2008, and 2010. Since I had a lot on my plate this Winter and Spring, I did not schedule anything for June of this year, and it looked like our biennial pattern might be broken. However, Phil Sadler recently pointed out to me by email that we have an excuse for a Fall gathering this year: December is the 175th anniversary of Thomas Sumner's voyage and experimentation that led him to publish the first book on celestial navigation by "line of position" or LOP (though they weren't called that in the 19th century, the term is now ubiquitous in celestial navigation). The actual anniversary of the date that he recorded in his story of discovering the principle would be December 17, 2012. That's too close the Christmas and holiday parties, so I would like to propose the weekend of November 2-4 (Friday through Sunday). For meeting location, I think we will have to remain in New England, but we could certainly do this somewhere besides Mystic Seaport for a change.
    Any thoughts? Can anyone think of any major conflicts for those dates?
    -FER
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