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September 8, 2014 Sailing, York River

Mariner Gift

 

The tall ship Eagle departed Yorktown on the York River with a special gift of “The American Practical Navigator,” published in 1802 by famed mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch and still considered the mariner’s bible on the water. A copy of the book was presented to the duty officer by David Bowditch, a descendant whose Hornsby House B&B overlooks the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown where the Eagle was docked for two days for tours and training.

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