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    Re: Wisconsin Maritime Museum
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2009 Nov 9, 19:11 -0800
    In the past Pulkovo was used to define the Russian version of the Prime Meridian.


    Peter Hakel


    From: "inuik---.com" <inuik---.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Mon, November 9, 2009 6:32:30 PM
    Subject: [NavList 10529] Re: Wisconsin Maritime Museum


    Yes Frank, 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    Please let me know if you want more outdated ;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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