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    Re: Sumner and the Smalls lighthouse.
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Mar 3, 22:20 EST

    George H asked:
    "So was Sumner guilty of  tinkering with the position of Smalls light, to
    make a better
    story? The  evidence, so far, seems to point that way."
    Yes, I think that's very  likely. I don't have any reason to doubt that the
    story he tells happened the  way he said it did back in 1837, but when he was
    writing it up a few years  later, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he
    had to reconstruct the details  to suit his memory. Also, I think it's worth
    remembering that the booklet he  published was not a work of navigational
    science, but rather a bit of practical  salesmanship.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.

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