Hilton Head ~ Navigation in the 16th Century


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Basic Navigation in the 16th Century

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Doug Nelson and Howard Heckrotte on December 7 at 2 pm for this program.  Today we move about with the aid of satellite-based navigation tools and internet maps.  Researchers are even confident that we will have self-driving vehicles in just a few years.  This program allows you to learn the art of navigation and to discover the methods sailors used 500 years ago.  Learn from master navigators to plot a course using a sextant, quadrant, compass, and chronometer.  Learn how these 16th Century tools advanced European discovery and exploration of the New World.

The cost of the program is $7 for in person, and $5 for virtual viewing.  Reservations are required by calling the museum at 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island and is open Monday through Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday 11-3.

 

 

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