Olympic "1276 miles east of Sandy Hook"


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Hi!

I wonder if someone could help me. My problem is Sandy Hook.

Usually, I see the Ambrose Light in press reports and that’s OK because I know the mileage for that. However, I have one report relating to Sandy Hook and I wondered if someone could help.

Olympic was once reported as 1,276 miles east off Sandy Hook ‘on Saturday night’ but I am trying to find the distance to Ambrose. I don't have a day for the report, sadly, but it notes that she would be at the pier in New York 'at 11.30 o'clock tomorrow morning.'

Any help offered much appreciated (AHOMA!)

Best,

Mark.
 

Mark Baber

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I don't have a day for the report

7 April 1913.

My problem is Sandy Hook

Go to Mapquest.com and do a search for "Staten Island, NY." That will give you a map showing New York harbor. Sandy Hook is the thin hook of land---hence the name---in the lower right corner, where Fort Hancock is. I don't know exactly what the Ambrose-Sandy Hook mileage is, but it's not great.
 
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Hi Mark!

I don't have a day for the report

7 April 1913.

I wasn't quite clear. I have the *date*, but not the *day* of the report.

Go to Mapquest.com and do a search for "Staten Island, NY..."

Thanks, I'll go there.

Best regards,

Mark.
 

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I have the *date*, but not the *day* of the report.

Meaning what day of the week the article was published? If so, it was a Monday.
 

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Mark, the Ambrose light is 8 nautical miles from the Sandy Hook light, or about 7½ miles from the nearest point on the shore.

It seems to have been common to give the distance from Sandy Hook but it's academic, as big ships can't go near Sandy Hook without getting stuck.
 
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Hi!

I did post a detailed 'thank you' but it must have been lost when the board temporarily foundered. I notice Samuel's post is also missing. Anyway, my sincere thanks again for your information. It was most useful.

Best regards,

Mark.
 
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