Research Journal

Smithsonian staff conducts research into the history and current practice of navigation. Museum staff will post newly researched materials and developments here. Share your thoughts or ask questions of our researchers.

Journal posts in category: Navigating at Sea

December 13, 2013
Meet Sydney. The newest addition to the Time and Navigation gallery is a life-size bronze statue of a dog named Sydney. Sydney now reclines amiably on the deck of the exhibition’s ship, and our youngest visitors are finding him appealing. On a recent morning, one toddler was observed patting the statue’s head and squealing, “Puppy!” Another clambered onto Sydney’s back and went for an imaginary ride.  Read More »

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2 years 10 months ago

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3 years 4 months ago

This entry and the accompanying maps is particularly interesting to me as I have recently been doing research into H2X.