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    The Lost Boat

    A boat went sailing one day and stayed out after its bed time. It was dark (no moon) but the sea was calm. It wasn't sure of its position, but it knew that home was east of a certain landmark. It also remembered that the landmark (in some way) contained its own compass heading.

    What was the land mark, and what was the compass heading?
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>The landmark was the northern light ?</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    ooww - I hadn't thought of that one - but NO, I don't think that you can <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> have a star as a land mark. Anyway, my solution also works in the southern hemisphere (without it changing to the southern cross!) </font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Now I am thinking of anagrams! Could it be United States being that you can get East from States. Am I in the right direction now?</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>In that case I would rather think of Lighthouse - it contains the letters of south.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: The Lost Boat

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Yep, I agree. Lighthouse. I was just clutching at straws for an example <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> </font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    Yup - that is correct. I was doing a word puzzle the other day and I thought that I had found <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>south spelt backwards</font color=yellow></span hi>, but instead I had found <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>lighthouse</font color=yellow></span hi>.
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    Re: The Lost Boat

    That would work in the Southern hemisphere, except for at the South Pole!

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    Re: The Lost Boat

    True - but I doubt that they need a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>lighthouse</font color=yellow></span hi> at the south pole!
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