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Acknowledgements

LIFE ON BOARD FOR JOHN HARRISON

Regular 2 hours watch at the wheel

Joined in prayers in Captain's cabin

Kept the company of the Chief Mate, Cook and Carpenter

Calculated their position ( Latitude calculated with a sextant. No longtitude because that required a chronometer which was kept in the Captain's cabin)

Salted meat and slaughtered animals

Carried breakfast plates to the galley

The storm made it difficult for him to write ( p46 )

He papered a trunke ( p33 )

When hot he wore no shoes or stockings, only shirt and trousers

Had excellent writing for the time

Used old-fashioned spellings ( fs - 30 years behind the times)

Cooked a flying fish for breakfast