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    Re: Transcription of Worsley's Log
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Mar 10, 19:26 -0000

    Comments on Brad's latest conclusions, which seem to be coming together
    nicely, at-

    .. About the numbers 192 / 262, which occurred more than once when the chronometer was mentioned, and which we speculated might be some sort of identification number for that instrument- In [7420], Brad had written, about what we've been taking to be Worsley's pocket chronometer- This one is from the James Caird Society, a pocket watch type chronometer http://www.jamescairdsociety.com/shackleton-news.php?id=102901 If you follow that link to see the face of that chronometer, down the page, and expand it up, take a look at the number printed on the face. It's speculation no longer. Brad surmised that the plan had originally been to round Bird Island, because the distance to Bird Island is noted, a number of times. I would not disagree, but Wallis Island, further West, is also noted in a similar context. Was Worsley heading for the wide gap between those two islands, in the first place? In the end, of course, he had to strike for the South coast instead. George. contact George Huxtable, at george@hux.me.uk or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222) or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ Navigation List archive: www.fer3.com/arc To post, email NavList@fer3.com To unsubscribe, email NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---

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