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Bowditch

[bou-dich] /ˈbaʊ dɪtʃ/
noun
1.
Nathaniel, 1773–1838, U.S. mathematician, astronomer, and navigator.
2.
a handbook of navigation, American Practical Navigator, originally prepared by N. Bowditch and published since 1802 in a series of editions.
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  • The small difference between this answer and that of Bowditch's is that the .

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Bowditch was an American, and is highly distinguished at home and abroad.

  • He was at first, as Dr. Bowditch told us, 'barricaded in his shop on Cambridge street.'

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • This should be pasted into the front of your Bowditch Epitome.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • The course is the set of the current, the distance the amount of drift, all of which is easily calculated by Table 2, Bowditch.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Let us work this same example in Bowditch by the other two methods.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • With this angle and the known height of the light, enter Table 33 in Bowditch.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Bowditch used the 1916 Almanac, whereas we are working from the 1919 Almanac.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • With Bowditch and Vattel, a man might sail round the globe, and little fear of a bad landfall, or a mistake in principles.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • Table 20A in Bowditch gives the correction for mean refraction.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper

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