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    Re: on finding Pitcairn Island
    From: Zorbec Legras
    Date: 2004 Sep 16, 02:43 -0500

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Peter Fogg 
    Date:         Thu, 16 Sep 2004 15:09:19 +1000
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject:on finding Pitcairn Island
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    Finding the Pitcairn was not great navigation and F.Christian was a lucky amateur.
    
    William Bligh is the only captain that could captain a rotten, smaller vessel 
    that barely fits all eighteen of his men, fight off hostile natives 
    (fidjians) and sailed 3618 N. miles back to civilization. He also managed to 
    keep his mens spirits up when the times were really tough. He even gave away 
    part of his rations to keep his men healthy.
    
    Captain William Blight brought in this breadfruit tree in 1793 to Barbados (without mutiny).
    A fine navigator and a good Commander who sails once with bandits.
    
    The other one committed the worst crime a sailor can commit out on the open seas.
    
    About the Tahitians, child abuse, canibalism or/and ritual murder cannot be 
    justified even by a '200 year tradition'.
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