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    Re: Sumner and the Smalls lighthouse.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Apr 6, 10:10 +0100

    As Bill wrote on 3 April-
    | 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 had no original opinion on that matter, except to think that it was UNLIKELY 
    that when replaced the new lighthouse had been
    shifted from one rock of that reef to another, seeing that a single rock was 
    the dominant one, and was the only rock permanently
    above sea level. Still, it was a conjecture that might have explained Sumner's 
    placing of the lighthouse, so it needed to be
    examined (if only to be dismissed, as it was).
    In fact, the position Sumner assigned to the lighthouse is in very deep water, 
    so there was no possibility of a lighthouse there.
    Bill concludes-
    | 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?
    I didn't consider the location of the Tuskar light to be in question, but can 
    answer Bill's question, now having information from
    the Lighthouse Encyclopaedia, 2003 edn, via my friend Ian Jackson. This places 
    the Tuskar at 52deg 12'N, 6deg 12'W, where it was
    first erected  in 1815.
    Those that will be travelling to Mystic in June will meet Ian, who is 
    scheduled to speak about navigation of arctic whalers.
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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