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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Bill

    You said Romans' map of 1768. All I have is the one from Burgess & Clausen, which they date at 1775 (which is also the date of his book). It shows, like you said, Merritt Island terminating...
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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Jeff K:
    I'm very familiar with the Higgs' article (FHQ 1942) on Ais and the McClarty site.
    Higgs' article is absolute terrible, for a number of reasons, but I won't bore you.

    Your map showing...
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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Bill: Our proposed Ais Inlet is not at Sebastian Inlet, nor is our proposed Town of Ais (although Lyon and Cato place "Winter" Ais in that area; the "orthodox" view, inherited from Woodbury Lowery...
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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Ivan: thanks for the info. Follow up Q:
    How close to shore would a Spanish sailing ship (w/ telescope?) have to be in order to get a line-of-sight vantage point sufficient to make out differences...
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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Thanks Chip, Ivan, Joe for the information!
    I'll try my letter to Clausen one more time with that info.

    One more navigation question (you guys seem to know!) regarding "Barra" in Spanish Florida...
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    Re: New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    I actually did try to write to Clausen. I called the Correction System and got a life-hating receptionist who did not provide the correct information when I asked her how to address a letter to...
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    New Question about 1715 Wreck + Barra d'Ays

    Burgess and Clausen's book (Florida's Golden Galleon) continuously refers to "Barra d'Ays" (Bar of the Ais) as though that term meant "a thin section of barrier island."

    All other uses of that...
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