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    Re: traverse board.
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2005 Nov 30, 13:51 -0500

    George,
    
    See Navigation in the Age of Discovery, Duane A. Cline. Book is not
    generally recommened by me. but does contain a reasonably good drawing of
    the traverse board. Will send copy of drawing off line if you would like.
    
    Henry
    
    On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 19:21:14 -0000 George Huxtable
     writes:
    > In connection with a forthcoming publication, a colleague and I are
    > looking
    > for a line-drawing of a traverse-board. That's the device, rather
    > like a
    > dartboard, with holes to represent compass-points, that was hung up
    > on a
    > bulkhead near the wheel. Pegs (on strings) were pushed in to mark
    > the
    > successive courses steered during a watch, and another block of
    > holes,
    > below, was used to indicate the successive speeds logged. Using such
    > a
    > device, a watchkeeper did not need to be literate.
    >
    > I know of two photos of traverse-boards, one in E G R Taylor's "The
    > Haven-finding art", and one on J E D Williams' "From Sails to
    > Satellites".
    > For clarity, though, a line drawing is greatly preferred to a
    > half-tone
    > picture. Any suggestions?
    >
    > George.
    >
    
    
    

       
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