- Dec 03, 2013
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Have you ever noticed that sailing magazines never show pictures of people being seasick? There are always photos of manly men pulling up sails, but what about one of those fine-looking sailors with their head in a bucket?
Scientists recently discovered what they believe to be an ancient “sunstone” at the site of a 1592 British shipwreck near the island of Alderney in the English Channel. Before the invention of GPS or even magnetic compasses, sailors may have used this as a navigatation tool on cloudy days.