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New Orleans to Cancun is approximately 550 NM, so it would be considered an ocean passage. On a 40 to 50 ft sailboat in good conditions the trip would likely take 4 to 5 days. Source. July is early in the hurricane season, but there were no serious storms reported in that area in late Summer 1867 Wikipedia. Looks like the greatest danger would be ...


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I would think the vikings would count because their navigation was based on the sun and stars just like those who followed them. The Vikings not only crossed the North Atlantic but they also went into the Mediterranean and Black Sea. And while they never discovered a sea route to India or China that should not detract from their accomplishments because ...


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A tough but interesting nut to crack, I don't think I have the definitive answer, but I did find some promising leads. Firstly, there's the Orthodox prayer of intercession: O Lord, Lover of men, forgive those who hate and wrong us. Do good to those who do good. Grant our brothers and relatives their saving petitions and eternal life. Visit the sick and ...


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The following passage is from the book The Early Mapping of Hawai'i by Gary L. Fitzpatrick. There is an open-access but poorly formatted copy of the book on ulukau.org. Could the Spanish have sailed in the neighborhood of Hawaiʻi for two hundred years without sighting the islands? One possible explanation is illustrated in a map frequently referred to as ...


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