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    Slocum -- science and art
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2003 Dec 13, 20:45 EST
    Another quotation from Joshua Slocum where he mentions lunars, science, and art all in one sentence!

    From VOYAGE OF THE DESTROYER (Slocum, 1894):
    "A pump brake more often than the sextant is in his hand, and instead of taking lunar and stellar observations in the higher art of nautical astronomy, he has to acknowledge that the more important part in this case, is of searching out leaks and repairing the defects. To work a lunar distance is one thing, but to free a leaky ship and keep her so in a gale of wind, is quite another thing--it is well at times to have a knowledge of all these fine sciences and arts. "

    Frank E. Reed
    [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    [ ] Chicago, Illinois
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