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    Re: A One-Hour Presentation on Celestial Navigation
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2016 Mar 19, 01:27 -0700

    Slocum/Spray cost correction.

    Apologies. $553.62, (not $1000 as previous post) + 13 months hard labour. Still,  worth spending an extra $15 for an accurate repaired chronometer( a "good one"), I suspect?! But Slocum clearly knew from years of practice that he could relie  on accurate DR so took the $1 tin clock instead, leaving his chronometer at home,"where the Dutchman left his anchor" (whatever that meant then?)

    A tragic modern example of this stubborn refusal to spend even small sums on potentially life saving equipment was a recent loss of 2 local fishermen in a 28ft fishing boat that capsized in a gale off Lizard.They did not have an EPIRB (cost about £150 then) and so emergency services were not alerted for several hours. Too late.


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