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    Re: Slocum's lunars :was; long lost lunars
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Dec 12, 12:27 -0500

    Thanks to the kind links provided, I'm reading Slocum now for the first
    time.  I've been keeping an eye out for evidence of lunars.  Here's one
    statement implying he made more than that one in the South Pacific.
    After leaving Gibralter in Chapter 5, he says, "On September 10 the
    Spray passed the island of St. Antonio, the northwesternmost of the
    Cape Verdes, close aboard. The landfall was wonderfully true,
    considering that no observations for longitude had been made."  This
    implies he may have made more than that one in the South Pacific, but
    also indicates he kept a close DR.
    On Dec 12, 2003, at 7:56 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > I doubt if Frank Reed and I are going to agree much about whether
    > Slocum
    > took just one lunar on his circumnavigation, or whether he made it a
    > common
    > practice. Perhaps it may have been something between the two.

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