Re: Teaching navigation
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 18:30:38 -0800
Matthew C Williams wrote:
> Captain Stephens:
> Thank you for the kind comments and for the suggestion regarding
> instruction in the sextant. I will certainly use your teaching tip as I
> hope to get into celestial nav next month. Congratulations on guiding
> that young lady toward the Quartermaster award; I'm curious whether she
> used her skills by entering the merchant marine, Navy, Coast Guard, or
> other maritime service (port engineer, NOAA, etc)?
> Matt Williams
> SES 723
> South Lake TahoeIm new to this conferencing but have been reading the messages for a
number of weeks.
Im Mate for SHIP 609. We are in the Rip Van Winkle Counsil, New York
State. Our local sponsor is the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Compared
to most of the notices I read, we are quite small - about 9 active
However, to respond to Matt's request on celestial navigation. I too
have introduced this to the scouts in three ways: 1) trips to Mystic
Seaport's planitarium, 2) direct presentations to the scouts (have some
Microsoft Power point presentations if you want them), and 3) by using
Ocean Navigator magazine back issues to introduce concepts (the magazine
was founded to promote celestial, they have since moved to other areas of
reader interest but the backlog of short and long articles is an amazing
and easy to read resource.).
Always able to help on celestial for Explorers.
Mate - Ship 609