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Sextant

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Title:  

Sextant
Date:
c. 1840

Collection:

Content Description: 

This sextant, dating from around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal, was typical of ones used to survey the Canal.Sextants were used to determine position by measuring the heights of the sun and stars. The name refers to a sixth of a circumference

Location:
318 Erie Boulevard East,New York,Syracuse,13202
Identifier:
2010.5710.0010

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