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Old 03-05-2009, 21:51   #1
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Teacher needing information

I am a 6th grade teacher and I am in need of a little information. My class is getting ready to read "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle", a novel about a young gal who takes a transatlantic passage in 1832. We were wondering how long would a trip from Liverpool, England to Providence, Rhode Island take today. I have no ideas about boats and sailing so we are just looking for a ballpark, average time. Thanks so much for taking your time to answer this for us!

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Hi Cmacklin - it is about 3000 nautical miles - lets say 100 nautical mile days in an old sailing boat - it would take 30 days give or take - modern race yachts can halve that
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Greetings and welcome aboard cmacklin.
Thirty days would have been a quick tansatlantic in the 1800's.
See this reference site:
Statistics concerning the transatlantic crossing
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Thanks a ton! The info was perfect and what great timing. Have fun sailing...(I am not up on the right lingo, but seriously thanks!)

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