Mindbender

In what century were the initial Pilot Charts for the oceans created by Matthew Fontaine Maury?

Hint: Pick up the April issue of BWS on newsstands now.

Send your answers to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Congratulations to Lyndell Fuhrmeister of Stoughton, WI who correctly answered last week’s mindbender with the response that the term “as the crow flies” came into use on boats because when a captain wasn’t sure which way land was they would release a caged crow that would inherently fly towards the nearest land.

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