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    Re: on finding Pitcairn Island
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2004 Sep 21, 23:52 +0100

    Thanks to Frank Reed for quoting-
    An interesting passage: "On 9
    >September 1983 Maria Theresa Reef was moved by the hydrographer from 151d
    >13'W to 136d 39'W upon reassessment of the old New Bedford whaler Maria
    >log of 1843, and one suspects it will eventually be expunged altogether".
    That was the "notice to mariners" that I had dredged up out of an imperfect
    memory. It's good to know the details.
    It must, I suspect, be the biggest error ever to have been made, and then
    corrected, by the hydrographer. I wonder what it was about "Maria
    Theresa"'s log which caused the reef to be entered on the chart nearly 1000
    miles too far West.
    contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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