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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Magnetic poles

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 20, 2009

Existence of the north and south magnetic poles was postulated long after magnetic compasses came into widespread use. Prior to that, many people believed that the compass needle was attracted either to a magnetic island in the far north or to the Pole Star (Polaris) itself.

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Posted to BitterEndBlog.com (by Richard Rodriguez) on November 12, 2009

Pirates of the European Union

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on November 12, 2009

The issue of piracy on the open waves doesn’t seem to be far from the news at the moment. Now, this might be because of what my dad rather gruesomely calls the ‘dog bites baby’ syndrome, when something happens once then every story in the newspaper seems to be about the same issue…