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    Re: Sumner and the Smalls lighthouse.
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2006 Apr 2, 22:08 -0500

    George wrote:
    
    > As I said in the earlier mailing, "it seems that he falsified the position of
    > the light so as to make a more dramatic story out of the first "Sumner line".
    
    First, thank you George for your efforts in debunking "migrating
    lighthouses" and being willing to remain objective despite your original
    opinions.
    
    I have to agree with George.  The recounting given by Sumner (which I still
    find ambiguous ;-) causes one to solve a puzzle.  True position as later
    determined, offset from DR longitude and latitude by time site, and no
    mention of his assumed position of Small's.
    
    Additionally, no exact time or Ho in his recounting. The only way to link
    everything together is the first example. Which I am not clear Sumner states
    were the readings of his time site. To further muddy the waters he used
    degrees in his example instead of the 10' stated in his recounting.  I
    suspect this to be planned ambiguity by an educated man who knew better.
    
    All said and done, yes he did publish inroads on celestial LOP's, but both
    his and the Bowditch accounts sully the scientific method with their
    diagrams.  A "TV dramatization" for marketing purposes?
    
    While you are on the scent George, did the Tasker/Tusker lighthouse actually
    relocate, or is this another case of revised position due to measurement?
    
    Thanks again
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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