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    Re: Slocum's lunars
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2003 Dec 15, 00:58 EST
    Fred asked:
    "Where is the evidence that Slocum ever took a sight of the sun or a
    star to find his latitude?"

    There are quite a few direct references to Noon Sun latitudes in SAATW. Download a copy of it and do a search on the words latitude, Sun, meridian. You should be able to find most all of them.

    Slocum probably did not use stars for latitude. Nineteenth century navigators rarely used stars.

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