U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Maury
August 9, 2012
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I'm that guy from DownEast Maine who wrote about the wreck of the former CSS Georgia on the Maine Coast "Fate of the CSS Georgia." Of recent I have been compiling a story about Lt Frederick Mahan, the guy who created a plan for numeric flash patterns for offshore lights to make them easier for mariners to identify.
In the research one thing leads to another, from one lighthouse to another and to other things other than lighthouses. Up came Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic and most significantly the author, U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Maury. In reading his very interesting bio up came the Georgia, but not by name. Maury was later CS Navy and the guy who arranged to purchase ships for the CSN including the Japan---and then the rest of the story.
That guy Muary sure did an amazing bunch of things during his career. Not one to sit idle by any means. Perhaps you have read Maury's bio. If not it is here and in a very complete and extensive form. Matthew Fontaine Maury: Benefactor of Mankind
Also from the Mahan research, the wreck of the USS
Despatch, one of the most
well known Navy ships in its day, this the first U.S.
This wreck happened in Mahan's lighthouse district but two
days after the
Hope things are with fair wind and gentle seas for you way down there in Aussie land.
My best to you,
Nice to hear from you again.
All very interesting.