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    Re: The shipwreck of Admiral Shovell
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Sep 17, 00:05 -0400

    Wolfgang, you wrote:
    "When checking my e-mail on my return I was surprised that the discussion
    about the causes of Sir Clowdisley's shipwreck(ignorance of longitude or
    ignorance of latitude) was still raging."
    
    It's the 300th anniversary of one of the most famous shipwrecks in the
    history of navigation. I certainly hope it retains some continuing interest
    for list members...
    
    The story you quoted that the crew must have been 'drunk for joy' to have
    made such a blunder in navigation seems to have been popular for a few
    decades in the late 18th century. I can't find an original source for it.
    
     -FER
    
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