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    Re: Wisconsin Maritime Museum
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Nov 9, 21:53 -0800

    We just visited the Maritime Museum in Lisbon and they have many nav
    instruments including the actual bubble sextant invented by Gago
    Cotinho and used by him on the first flight across the south Atlantic
    in 1922. He used the "single LOP landfall procedure" to find the tiny
    Peter and Paul's rocks. This technique is usually attributed to
    Chichester for his 1931 flight across the Tasman Sea.   They also have
    the aircraft used by Cotinho on this flight.
    
    gl
    
    On Nov 10, 3:11�am, P H  wrote:
    > In the past Pulkovo was used to define the Russian version of the Prime Meridian.
    >
    > Peter Hakel
    >
    > ________________________________
    > From: "in...---.com" 
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Sent: Mon, November 9, 2009 6:32:30 PM
    > Subject: [NavList 10529] Re: Wisconsin Maritime Museum
    >
    > YesFrank, I saw quite a lot of navigational instrumentsover there. �It 
    preserved some pretty old "tools" from 18 century Russian ships. �It was 
    years  ago when I visited it, but the collection was enormous. �If you 
    consider that there were no more than 10 years in 1000 years of Russian 
    history without some, �from medium -to-full force, military conflict you can 
    imagine how many artifacts were and I hope are still available for 
    exposition. � Next to this Museum is one of the oldest, and really the oldest 
    Navy academy, Nahimov's Naval Academy �(Nahimov-famous Russan Admiral). �So I 
    wouldn't be surprised that Navy cadets are getting a lot of tours in that 
    museum.
    >
    > Another thing you may consider while visiting St. Petersburg (I lived there 
    for some time years ago) is Pulkov Observatory. �It is very famous , at least 
    in Europe, Old Observatory. �I'm not sure they permit organized tours, but 
    who knows... times changed.
    >
    > Please let me know if you want more outdated ;> info regarding Leningrad-St. Petersburg.
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