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

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

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Another thing I meant to ask is are you a musician.??? I was a pro guitarist for over 45 years. Me_and_my_babies_July09.jpg
 

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Too off topic. I'll write you a PM sometime soon. :)
 

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