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    Re: TWO at the Lake with sextants
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Mar 17, 12:57 -0700

    About 30 years ago I taught a full semester class at the University of
    Illinois in Chicago for five full professors, in the astronomy, math,
    and geography departments who wanted to learn this. We took our sights
    on the shore at the Adler Planetarium.
    
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    Frank Reed wrote:
    >
    > I went to Lake Michigan on this beautiful Spring (*) morning with a
    > couple of sextants in hand to do some Sun sights. I parked at Montrose
    > Harbor, walked to the shore, and what should I see forty feet south of
    > me? A guy with a sextant shooting sights of the Sun. These things
    > don't happen...
    >
    > I had my Astra and an 1840s octant. He had a USN Mk.II in very fine
    > condition.
    >
    > -FER
    > (*) I believe in meteorological Spring --not those silly astronomical
    > seasons. Spring began ten days ago.
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