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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Hi Ants, Your persistence has got us halfway home. The second brightest star in the sky is Canopus, and curiously it is not visible at a latitude north of Capitola..Just further south and into the S.Hemisphere. I am not familiar with Marvin Creamer's Globe Star Expedition. But no, that is not the epic voyage of exploration to which I refer. Carry on and guess again. You are closer than anyone. Since Philpott offered my Macapuno as a prize to her trivia a while back, I will offer a bowl of her purple yam and coconut icecream should you or another furnish the correct answer and be in her vicinity.
    How many times can I be wrong, time will tell.

    Another guess.

    Voyage started in 1947

    Common name is the Kon Tiki Expedition

    Skipper - Thor Heyerdahl

    Crew- Knut Haugland
    Bengt Danielsson
    Torsten Raaby
    Herman Watzinger

    And finally, the Navigator was Erik Hesselberg.

    Mr Hesselberg, to the SSS courtesy phone please.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    How many times can I be wrong, time will tell.

    Another guess.

    Voyage started in 1947

    Common name is the Kon Tiki Expedition

    Skipper - Thor Heyerdahl

    Crew- Knut Haugland
    Bengt Danielsson
    Torsten Raaby
    Herman Watzinger

    And finally, the Navigator was Erik Hesselberg.

    Mr Hesselberg, to the SSS courtesy phone please.

    Cheers,
    Ants
    Sorry, Mr. Ants. Not Kon Tiki. Try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Sorry, Mr. Ants. Not Kon Tiki. Try again.
    Sleddog - you do not make this easy. Nevertheless….

    Date 1962

    Voyage - recreation of Christopher Columbus voyage from Canaries to San Salvador.

    Portolans were used for navigation if a historic one could be found. No equipment other than what Columbus would have carried.

    Robert Marx was pilot-navigator.
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    Columbus made it in 36 days. The re-enactors got to San Salvador, much later, with an emergency food drop.

    Cheers,
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    Apollo 11. Canopus is also used for space navigation.

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    Sorry. Not recreation of Columbus , nor Apollo 11. Guess again.

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    Then we simply disagree about which was "the most audacious, well planned, and successful voyage of exploration ever undertaken." These superlatives make the answer subjective.

    Edit: I now see in post #5141 that you rephrased the question to include navigation by a family member of an SSS poster. I have no way of knowing this detail but I still think it is a space voyage - perhaps one of the Jupiter fly-bys or Voyager expeditions. Both used Canopus Star Trackers for navigation.
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    Last edited by BobJ; 09-12-2022 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Then we simply disagree about which was "the most audacious, well planned, and successful voyage of exploration ever undertaken." These superlatives make the answer subjective.
    Not subjective: the father of one of our posters was primary navigator. More knowledge gained than any other voyage of exploration. A bright star used as primary aid to navigation. Carry on. Wind at Salt Point currently NW 18-22, seas 6-9'.
    Last edited by sleddog; 09-12-2022 at 09:02 PM.

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    I did not rephrase. It was there from start, post 5134.

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    I don't know the answer about how or what but guessing "Dazzler" Tom P. is involved.

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    Yes, I think we're guessing the person more than the voyage.

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