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    Re: Patrick O'Brian series
    From: Don E. Bray
    Date: 2014 Jan 14, 21:10 +0000
    The departure year is from cannonade.net based on Capt. Bligh's plight in NSW. The time at Bay of Biscay would be expressed as a range within a few weeks when Antares is up and viewable with no Moon (pg 71),  but for simplicity the date is about midrange of the available dates. Then, for arrival at Desolation Island the Wed and Thurs 12/24 and 12/25 are from page 262. The year of arrival would be best estimates based on POB's positions (or identifiable landmarks)  given on pages 116, 117, 146-150, 161, 216, 246, 262-264, and 274.   


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    On Jan 14, 2014, at 09:27 AM, Don Seltzer <timoneer@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

    Don Bray wrote: However, using the starting time from the Cannonade.net site and the relationship to Capt. Bligh's troubles in NSW, one can place the Leopard in the Bay of Biscay (pg 71) on 4 April 1811 (fix on Antares) and finally seeing Saturn clear as a bell (pg.274) at Desolation Island 0n 29 January 1812.

    I am curious as to how you determined these dates.

    Don Seltzer
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