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    Interesting about Mark Twain. So twain means two and he's telling the pilot to mark two furlongs (6 feet) depth in his log book.

    Music's the medicine of the mind.
    ~ John A. Logan

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    That's right 2 fathoms = (12 feet deep) was considered a safe depth, Its a long way from depth sounders hey.? The leadsman would check every 100 feet or so, or when the pilot called on him to do so. Here is an interesting Glossory


    Samuel Clemens' Steamboat Career - Glossary of Sounding Terms
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    Interesting about Mark Twain. So twain means two and he's telling the pilot to mark two furlongs (6 feet) depth in his log book.

    Music's the medicine of the mind.
    ~ John A. Logan
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    Another thing I meant to ask is are you a musician.??? I was a pro guitarist for over 45 years.Click image for larger version
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    Too off topic. I'll write you a PM sometime soon.
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    Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.
    ~Mike Myers

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    Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
    ~ Robin Williams
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    It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
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    April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
    ~ Christopher Morley
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    It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
    ~ Mark Twain
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    Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance,
    And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
    ~Juvenal (55 AD - 127 AD)

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