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    Re: When Am I?
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2013 Mar 14, 14:11 -0300

    Thanks for your comments. The author was a practicing Air Force navigator 
    rather than an historian of navigation.
    -- Richard
     
    On 2013-03-14, at 1:41 PM, Noell Wilson wrote:
    
    > Hi Richard,
    > I tend to give authors a lot of credit for writing and putting themselves 
    out there in the first place. I also note the phrase "as much detail as you 
    can stand" and the reference to the journalist who didn't think time was 
    important in navigation. He was not addressing this group.
    > 
    > Still - I assume the author is an expert. I wish he had mentioned lunars in 
    the history of navigation. I wish he had given Harrison credit for the 
    chronometer. I assume that his reference to a "rock and a rope" refers to a 
    lead and I doubt if that did much good in mid-ocean voyages.
    > 
    > It's a reasonable article and not many people are going to note any errors.
    > Regards, Noell Wilson
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