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    Re: on finding Pitcairn Island
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Sep 16, 23:29 +0000

    Peter Fogg wrote:
    > They were left alone for many years, eventually being visited by an
    > American whaler. Although they had kept meticulous records their
    > calendar was out by one day, due to failing to take into account one of
    > the mutineer Bounty's crossings of the dateline (180 degrees East or
    > West). One of their number at that time was called Thursday, so was
    > promptly renamed Friday, the origin of the 'Man Friday' of the Robinson
    > Crusoe story.
    Hardly! "Robinson Crusoe" was first published in 1719. Pitcairn was
    "rediscovered", if I may use that term, in 1808.
    Trevor Kenchington
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