Navigation Tools

 
A collection of instruments used in navigation during the 17th and 18th centuries


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Traverse Board

Traverse Board

The traverse board is a simple wooden board with peg-holes and attached pegs. It is divided into two parts. The top part is for recording direction sailed. It has a representation of the compass rose with its 32 compass points, just as it would have been shown on the face of the ship's compass. Eight concentric rings are inscribed on the compass rose, each with one peg hole at each point of the compass. Eight pegs are attached to the center of...
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Chip Log

Chip Log

A chip log consists of a wooden board attached to a line (the log-line). The log-line has a number of knots tied in it at uniform spacings. The log-line is wound on a reel to allow it to be paid out easily in use. When the navigator wished to determine the speed of his vessel, a sailor dropped the log over the stern of the ship. The log would act as a drogue and remain roughly in place while the vessel moved away. The log-line was allowed to run...
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Mariners / Gunter's Quadrant

Mariners / Gunter's Quadrant

This is a wooden replica of a late 17th / early 18th century quadrant featuring a Gunter's Quadrant on one side and a simplified Mariners Quadrant on the reverse side. The Gunter's quadrant is a simplified version of the elegant, but complicated, Arabic astrolabe. It is typically a brass or wood instrument with a scale of 0 to 90 degrees. It has two peepholes along one edge for sighting the sun, the moon, stars or the planets. The astrological...
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