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    Re: What level of english skills is needed for safe navigation?
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2019 Mar 1, 18:40 -0000

    We have a rather lovely local Irish version of this. Believed to be true by all locals. 
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    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
    Sent: 01 March 2019 16:46
    To: francisupchurch@gmail.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: What level of english skills is needed for safe navigation?
    Tony, you wrote:
    "This reminds a (fictitious?) story of radio communications between an 
    aircraft carrier and a lighthouse."
    Yes, fictitious. It's an old joke that was one of the first "this is 100% 
    true" email forwards back in the early days of the Internet, circa 1996. 
    There's a nice write-up of the history of the story:  [LINK: 
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-obstinate-lighthouse/] Obstinate 
    lighthouse on snopes.com. There are many fun urban legends on snopes. Here's 
    a goofy one involving  [LINK: 
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cargo-ships-atlantic-map/] AIS and ship 
    tracking apps. You can spend hours in there exploring conspiracies, 
    confusions, and crazy tall tales...
    Frank Reed
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