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Old 02-23-2013
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

Josiah Slocum did this with just a Sextant and an alarm clock for a Chronometer. Plus he was the first recorded single hander to sail around the world.

And the polynisians(SP?) Did this all the time and hit the tiny islands that they were sailing for. The Vikings had a Sun Stone and a lodestone. One was for noon sight and the other acted like a compass.
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