Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Visibility at rising and setting
    From: Niles Cheney
    Date: 2000 Apr 26, 7:02 AM

    Geoffrey ...
    This has little to do with navigation, but maybe you can point me in the
    right direction for some information.
    I recently purchased the Nathaniel Bowditch, a boat that was built in 1949
    by Whitby Shipyard, Whitby, Yorkshire, England.  The boat is a "North Sea
    Trawler" configuration with an LOA of 60' and beam of 17'.  I am trying to
    trace the boat's history and have not been able to find anyone who knows
    anything about the Whitby shipyard, which appears to be out of business
    today. The boat was brought to the US in 1969 and was documented in Dublin,
    Ireland at that time.  Since 1969 it has been in Southern California.
    Do you know anything about the Whitby Shipyard or know who I could contact
    that would know the history?  Would tracing the documentation process
    through Dublin be the best route to take?
    Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
    Niles Cheney
    M/V Nathaniel Bowditch
    Ventura, CA
    34� 14.74N
    119� 15.55W
    E-mail  Niles@TopNotchCandidates.com
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On
    Behalf Of Dr. Geoffrey Kolbe
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 11:21 PM
    Subject: Re: Visibility at rising and setting
    As some on this list have pointed out, observation of celestial bodies
    setting, and particularly rising, are plagued with problems.
    However, I read somewhere of a yachtsman on a long voyage (may have been
    round-the-world) who observed stars at their zenith. He managed well enough
    to get safely around the Horn!
    Others on the list may be able to make more informed comment on this as a
    "no instruments" method of celestial navigation.
    Yours aye,
    Geoffrey Kolbe.
    Dr Geoffrey Kolbe, Border Barrels Ltd., Newcastleton, TD9 0SN, Scotland
    Tel: +44 (0)13873 76253  Fax: +44 (0)13873 76214

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site