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    Re: William Bligh's navigation and mapping
    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

    On Aug 10, 2016 9:35 PM, "Don Seltzer" <NoReply_Seltzer@fer3.com> wrote:
    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.  

    Greg Rudzinski

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