Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Etienne Bottineau And The Lost Art of Nauscopie

quote [ Etienne Bottineau was a sailor and an employee of the French East India Company who possessed a remarkable skill. Bottineau could detect ships located beyond the horizon hundreds of miles from the coast and invisible to the eye. He would baffle anybody including his superiors by predicting the arrival of these yet-to-be-seen fleets up to four days in advance, and even correctly estimate the number of ships in the fleet. ]

I saw a ship on the horizon
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[by ScoobySnacks@1:05pmGMT]

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