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    Re: Titanic and Refraction
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2013 Apr 13, 15:27 -0700

    Frank, twice in my years sailing Long Island Sound I have been out in a boat 
    when the water was colder than the air and have seen buoys loom and look like 
    lighthouses. It's kinda fun, and it makes running a boat buoy to buoy a lot 
    easier. :-)
    I have just started reading Maltin's book and am wondering about how the 
    Californian's officers took the ship they saw five miles away to be a small 
    tramp steamer much like theirs.
    My experience suggests that if the other ship was Titanic, her four funnels 
    would have stretched upward. A small coastal tramp with four stacks? I assume 
    the book will cover this, but meanwhile I wouldn't mind if someone would ease 
    the suspense and enlighten me. Till now I have not read much about the 
    Sent from my iPad

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