FRANKLIN’S SUNDRY MAR­ITIME OB­SER­VA­TIONS

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Amer­i­can in­ven­tor Ben­jamin Franklin writes a lengthy letter to a sci­en­tific col­league in France. Known as his Sundry Mar­itime Ob­ser­va­tions, the letter an­nounces the dis­cov­ery of the Gulf Stream and touches on a wide range of mar­itime sub­jects such as ship propul­sion meth­ods, hull de­sign, and causes of dis­as­ters at sea.

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