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About your Boat: The Compass

Despite advancements in technology and all the luxurious gadgets available out there, one of the most valuable and indispensable things on a boat remains to be the compass. Generally determined by the sighting of landmarks, geographical positioning was quite limiting prior to the invention of the compass. Though there are early references to directional devices throughout history, it is not clear. An early method was the use of cordierite or a birefringent crystal on cloudy days permitting the Vikings to [...]

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