20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Postby tahanson43206 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:33 pm

20171223 Magellan Thread

497 years ago, on this day the Magellan expedition has embarked upon a three month voyage on the Pacific Ocean. This voyage will test the courage and stamina of the crew, and a number of crewmen will die due to scurvy, although lack of adequate food was the root problem.

Per Reference #1, page lxi
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28 November 1520: The fleet, consisting of Trinidad, Concepcion, and Victoria pass Cabo Pilar (which Magellan names Desaedo) on Desolation Island, and enters the Pacific Ocean: 'Wednesday, 28 November 1520, we debouched from that Strait, engulfing ourselves in the Pacific Sea'
End Quotation.

The quotation above is from the record given by Antonio Pigafetta.

In Reference #10, on page 80, Nancy Levinson reports:
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The fleet steered north along the coast and then headed westward into the open sea, with agreeable winds at their back.
End Quotation.

On page 81, Ms. Levinson provides a map, “Magellan's route across the Pacific Ocean.” from North Wind Picture Archives.

This post is for December 23th. The map shows an entry for December 22th, just below Latitude 30 degrees. In the period between the log entry of December 13th and the 22nd, Magellan altered the course significantly toward the West.

Google Earth shows Chiloe Island, and the city of Valdivia, which is located just below Latitude 40 degrees.

The weather report for Chiloe Island for December 27th of 2017 shows 59 degrees Fahrenheit. and winds of 16 miles per hour, with rain.

In a remarkable sequence of missed opportunities, Magellan's course took the fleet near but never within sighting distance of numerous islands. The first of these shown on the map provided on Page 81 of Ms. Levinson's book is: Isla Salas y Gomez.

Google Earth shows this island at 26 degrees 28 minutes 57.14 seconds South and 105 degrees 21 minutes 17.86 seconds West

Visitors to this island have kindly uploaded photographs. The terrain doesn't look particularly hospitable, but my guess would be that fish could have been found in the shoals off shore, and conceivably fresh water might have been found in the interior.

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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Postby tahanson43206 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 pm

20171230 Magellan Thread

497 years ago, on this day the Magellan expedition has embarked upon a three month voyage on the Pacific Ocean. This voyage will test the courage and stamina of the crew, and a number of crewmen will die due to scurvy, although lack of adequate food was the root problem.

Per Reference #1, page lxi
Begin Quotation:
28 November 1520: The fleet, consisting of Trinidad, Concepcion, and Victoria pass Cabo Pilar (which Magellan names Desaedo) on Desolation Island, and enters the Pacific Ocean: 'Wednesday, 28 November 1520, we debouched from that Strait, engulfing ourselves in the Pacific Sea'
End Quotation.

The quotation above is from the record given by Antonio Pigafetta.

In Reference #10, on page 80, Nancy Levinson reports:
Begin Quotation:
The fleet steered north along the coast and then headed westward into the open sea, with agreeable winds at their back.
End Quotation.

On page 81, Ms. Levinson provides a map, “Magellan's route across the Pacific Ocean.” from North Wind Picture Archives.

This post is for December 30th. The map shows an entry for January 1st, 1521, just below the Tropic of Capricorn. The island of Sala-y Gomez is shown almost due West of Magellan's track.

The weather report for Chiloe Island for January 6th of 2018 shows 70 degrees Fahrenheit. and winds of 5 miles per hour, with rain in the forecast.

Google Earth shows Isla Slas y Gomez at 26 degrees 28 minutes 18.01 seconds South 105 degrees 21 minutes 41 seconds West.

Visitors to this island have kindly uploaded photographs. The terrain doesn't look particularly hospitable, but my guess would be that fish could have been found in the shoals off shore, and conceivably fresh water might have been found in the interior.

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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Postby tahanson43206 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:25 pm

20180106 Magellan Thread

497 years ago, on this day the Magellan expedition is engaged in a three month voyage on the Pacific Ocean. This voyage will test the courage and stamina of the crew, and a number of crewmen will die due to scurvy, although lack of adequate food was the root problem.

Per Reference #1, page lxi
Begin Quotation:
28 November 1520: The fleet, consisting of Trinidad, Concepcion, and Victoria pass Cabo Pilar (which Magellan names Desaedo) on Desolation Island, and enters the Pacific Ocean: 'Wednesday, 28 November 1520, we debouched from that Strait, engulfing ourselves in the Pacific Sea'
End Quotation.

The quotation above is from the record given by Antonio Pigafetta.

In Reference #10, on page 80, Nancy Levinson reports:
Begin Quotation:
The fleet steered north along the coast and then headed westward into the open sea, with agreeable winds at their back.
End Quotation.

On page 81, Ms. Levinson provides a map, “Magellan's route across the Pacific Ocean.” from North Wind Picture Archives.

This post is for January 6th. The map shows an entry for January 1st, 1521, just below the Tropic of Capricorn. The island of Sala-y Gomez is shown almost due West of Magellan's track.

The weather report for Chiloe Island for January 14th of 2018 shows 67 degrees Fahrenheit. and winds of 9 miles per hour.

Google Earth shows Isla Slas y Gomez at 26 degrees 28 minutes 18.01 seconds South 105 degrees 21 minutes 41 seconds West.

Visitors to this island have kindly uploaded photographs. The terrain doesn't look particularly hospitable, but my guess would be that fish could have been found in the shoals off shore, and conceivably fresh water might have been found in the interior.

In any case, Mr. Magellan steered well North of this location.

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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Postby tahanson43206 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:08 pm

20180113 Magellan Thread

497 years ago, on this day the Magellan expedition is engaged in a three month voyage on the Pacific Ocean. This voyage will test the courage and stamina of the crew, and a number of crewmen will die due to scurvy, although lack of adequate food was the root problem.

Per Reference #1, page lxi
Begin Quotation:
28 November 1520: The fleet, consisting of Trinidad, Concepcion, and Victoria pass Cabo Pilar (which Magellan names Desaedo) on Desolation Island, and enters the Pacific Ocean: 'Wednesday, 28 November 1520, we debouched from that Strait, engulfing ourselves in the Pacific Sea'
End Quotation.

The quotation above is from the record given by Antonio Pigafetta.

In Reference #10, on page 80, Nancy Levinson reports:
Begin Quotation:
The fleet steered north along the coast and then headed westward into the open sea, with agreeable winds at their back.
End Quotation.

The weather report for Chiloe Island for January 17th of 2018 shows 63 degrees Fahrenheit. and winds of 6 miles per hour.
The weather report for Easter Island for January 17th of 2018 shows 76 degrees and winds of 6 miles per hour

On page 81, Ms. Levinson provides a map, “Magellan's route across the Pacific Ocean.” from North Wind Picture Archives.

This post is for January 13th. The map shows an entry for January 13, 1521, just above the Tropic of Capricorn. Ducie Island is shown almost due South of Magellan's track.

Google Earth shows Ducie Island at 24 degrees 40 minutes 50.61 seconds South and 124 degrees 47 minutes 16.40 seconds West.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducie_Island

Visitors to this island have kindly uploaded photographs. Google Earth shows this island as a lagoon formation

The island hosts a memorial to the sailing ship Acadia which went aground on Ducie Island in 1881.

The records of the court inquiry are available at http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/sccli ... /14690.asp

The newly appointed master of the vessel was not charged, but his judgment was questioned, because he knew of Ducie Island and chose to steer 15 miles away from the island at night. While the night was clear, the lookout did not see the island. The crew rowed to Pitcairn Island after losing the vessel.

In any case, Mr. Magellan steered well North of this location.

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Re: 20160920 Magellan Space City Designer Planet Simulation

Postby tahanson43206 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:10 pm

20180120 This is a stub for a weekly update.
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