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Something Neat XVI: The New Longitude Prize

Clockmaker John Harrison won the Longitude Prize in 1765 by developing an accurate way to find a ship’s longitude.  Patrick Malahide dramatized his feat in the Horizon special Longitude (click for blog recap & gallery).  It is an excellent documentary, … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as John Harrison

In 1998, Patrick Malahide played John Harrison in the documentary Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude. You can read his biography via Wikipedia. This will primarily focus on Mr. Malahide’s performance. But, I will give a brief overview. In … Continue reading

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