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In his log from the expedition, Lt. Micajah G. L. Claiborne, remarked about navigation observations during the U.S. Exploring Expedition:

“. . . Meteorological observations in every shape + form. Transit observations of Star Passing the meridian for determining the rates of Chros [chronometers]. Observations of moon culminating stars, for the purpose of deducing Longitude, all these and more were daily being taken or made, the most important by Capt. Wilkes in person + the remainder under his direction + superintendence.”

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Lt. Micajah G. L. Claiborne's remarks about navigation observations during the expedition.
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Credit: National Archives and Records Administration
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Lt. Micajah G. L. Claiborne's remarks about navigation observations during the expedition.