A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Rommel John Miller
Date: 2015 Oct 1, 16:12 -0400
What year would you date that photo from?
Would be interested to learn. I say around the time of the Spanish American War and TR or WWI and Wilson.
US NAVY though, right?
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From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:32 PM
Subject: [NavList] Sextant with an umbrella
What's going on in this photo? Is the "umbrella" some sort of prismatic device for backsights??
(sextant-oddity.jpg: Open and save)