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    Re: Poor St. Hilaire
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2007 Oct 26, 17:12 -0700

    glapook{at}PACBELL.NET wrote:
    
    
     The description of the Sumner method starts on page 186. On page 212 it
    discusses "The New Navigation, " invented by Marq St. Hilaire. On page
    213 it states " This is but another method of determining a line of
    position, or Sumner line, and among intelligent navigators both of the
    navy and merchant marine, this method has almost entirely supplanted the
    old time sight for longitude, and the chord and tangent method for
    obtaining the sumner lines..."
    
    
    
    http://books.google.com/books?id=lPY3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=bowditch+table+19&source=web&ots=fIIPgeqDiF&sig=7fyZpZS2IVzy2AIZMv4fP28J1Dw
    
    
    
    gl
    
    
    >Here is a link to a 1909 navigation textbook that discusses St.
    >Hilaire, and the tangent and chord Sumner methods. Go to page 212 of
    >the text to start (page 224 if you download the pdf of the entire
    >book)
    >
    
    >http://books.google.com/books?id=lPY3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=bowditch+table+19&source=web&ots=fIIPgeqDiF&sig=7fyZpZS2IVzy2AIZMv4fP28J1Dw
    >
    >gl
    >
    >
    
    
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