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From: Brad Morris
Date: 2016 Aug 11, 19:29 -0400
Re: Moore's Practical Navigatorr
Many sailing directions and nautical tomes from the era had a list of important ports and their coordinates. Bligh's purported memory may have been nothing more than a table lookup
After his return to England, Bligh was less than candid about a few details. He had a Ramsden sextant and Mr Fryer a sextant. They also had a watch and a copy of Moore's Practical Navigator.Don Seltzer
On Aug 10, 2016, at 7:58 PM, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:
I do seem to remember reading that Bligh had an octant, no charts, and no watch. He had memorized important latitudes which allowed for latitude sailing.