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    Re: Sumner's Line (Navigation question)
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2006 Feb 11, 17:53 -0800

    --- George Huxtable wrote:
    
    
    > By the way, my copy of Bowditch (2vols) in vol.1
    > (1977) section 131, has a page about Sumner, with
    > some quotations, which does NOT include those
    > inauthentic words "The result to the ship might have
    > been disasterous had this wrong position been
    > adopted". It must have been (wisely) dropped. I
    > wonder when.
    
    Those words were dropped sometime after the 1943
    edition of Bowditch, and before the 1962 edition.
    
    Chuck Taylor
    N  47d 55'
    W 122d 11'
    
    
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