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    Rounding the Horn
    From: Richard B. Emerson
    Date: 2000 Feb 27, 7:51 AM

    Gordon J. Talge writes:
    [...]
     > I also seem to remember that you go around from the
     > Pacific to the Atlantic, East to West, and not
     > the other way around, unless you want to play
     > Capt Bligh.
    
    West about is going to windward which is not my idea of fun (but then,
    I'll pass on the "Furious Fifties", too) but it was done routinely by
    the packet trade (and anything else that can't or won't transit the
    Panama Canal).  The alternative is to circumnavigate which wasn't (and
    isn't) an option for commercial traffic.  Nonetheless, ships were lost
    there and will continue to be lost.  Again, I recommend reading Hal
    Roth or the account of Irving Johnson's Tzu Hang pitchpoling for more
    perspective on the subject.
    
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    

       
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