Octant

Date:
C. 1820
Creator:
Walker H. Duren

Octant. A navigational instrument from the 19th century. Finely constructed of ebony, brass and ivory. The label reads "Walker H. Duren" Liverpool- New York. Mahogany wedge shaped case.

Location:
20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Identifier:
XF19785.JPG
Institution:
Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Surveying Sight

A brass sight for a surveying device was found 3 ft. from the pivotal mount, and the two pieces may have came from the same instrument. The sight (height 6 in.) is slotted twice for rough and pinpoint aiming, and the larger slot (1.8 x 0.4in.) is bracketed by two holes that would have held a crosshair. A setscrew attaches the sight to an index that is broken at a threaded fastener hole. When intact, the index would have held a second sight with opposing slots.

Description (physical):

Material: Brass. H: 6".

Identifier:
QAR307.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor

Date:
1998
Creator:
Darcy Lever
Publisher/Studio:
Mineola, NY: Dover

Reprint of 1819 manual for seamanship and ship rigging.

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VK541.L65, LCCN: 98-7018
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Navigation And Nautical Astronomy

Date:
1939
Creator:
Capt. Benjamin Dutton
Publisher/Studio:
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

A text on the navigational uses of astronomy.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VK555.D97, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum