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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
    >Theresa's
    >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.
    
    George.
    
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    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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