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How did early Sailors navigate the Oceans? | The Curious Engineer

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Leif Erikson discovered America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. 00:13

  2. If you have a compass, know the date, and know how high the sun should be at local noon, you can determine your current latitude. 02:56

  3. In 1714, the British government offered a prize to anyone who could design a clock that would be accurate over long sea voyages. 04:04