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    Paper by Bill and Merri Carter
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2010 Nov 22, 15:12 -0400

    RIN members might want to be on the lookout for a paper in the latest
    issue of The Journal of Navigation:
    
    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7896219
    
    Title and abstract:
    
    The Age of Sail: A Time when the Fortunes of Nations and Lives of
    Seamen Literally Turned with the Winds Their Ships Encountered at Sea
    
    This paper examines the evidence to support the view that the
    inability of seamen to determine accurate longitude at sea in sailing
    ships was a major factor in the loss of ships and crews that was
    effectively solved by the introduction of the marine chronometer. It
    concludes that this was not the case and that a more compelling factor
    for the safety of ships was the introduction of mechanical propulsion
    systems.
    
    -- Richard Langley
    
    P.S. Sorry if this paper has been discussed before but I didn't find
    mention of it while searching the list archives.
    
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      Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang---.ca
      Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
      Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
      University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
      Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
          Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/
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