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    Re: Visit beautiful Sandy Island...
    From: Philip Lange
    Date: 2012 Nov 23, 17:15 -0500

    Too bad, really. From what i heard it was a real Shangri-La, or perhaps
    Its disappearance proves the Bermuda triangle has migrated.
    On 11/23/2012 02:24 PM, Bill Morris wrote:
    > You wrote "Have a look today; it may be gone tomorrow!"
    > On Google Earth, the place where Sandy I. was supposed to be is now
    > occupied by a digital black hole.
    > However, it appears in about the same position in the Times Atlas
    > Comprehensive Edition of 1968 as "Sable" (Sand), though the position
    > of Sable I. (Ile de Sable) in the gazeteer is given as 19d15m S,
    > 163d48m E, to the north of New Caledonia. Where Ile de Sable appears
    > on the map (also in the 2000 edition)there is also nothing except a
    > dark patch (of shallows?), unless what I interpet as cloud is a patch
    > of breakers.
    > In the Atlas of the South Pacific, your Sandy Island appears just as
    > "Sandy", so maybe it was there at one time as a bank and has now
    > dispersed, perhaps like Isle de Sable further east.
    > Bill Morris
    > Pukenui
    > New Zealand
    Philip Lange
    P.O. Box 701
    Edenton NC 27932

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