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    Re: Sumner and the Smalls lighthouse.
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2006 Apr 2, 12:08 -0400

    On Apr 2, 2006, at 6:06 AM, George Huxtable 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". In my
    > eyes, that rather diminishes the
    > stature of Captain Thomas Sumner". That remains my view.
    
    
    George,
    
    We have an imperfect hero, or a flawed hero, but hero nonetheless
    (hero in the figurative sense here), as he did indeed advance the
    practice of navigation.
    
    Fred
    
    
    

       
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