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Re: Milles

From: N Wolcott <nwolcott~at~dsdial.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:44:38 -0400
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

That makes the mille marin 6076 feet. I believe the US/UK nautical mile is 6080 feet. I do not believe the nautical mile is defined in terms of arc any more, but in terms of the metre = 39.37 feet. The English foot used to be different from the US foot; fortullnately there is no more an English foot.

Or if you take the old definition of the meter as 10000km=1/4 circumference of earth then the mille is 1851.85 metre
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  From: Ian Thompson
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  In Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant, in Chapter V Le Depart du Duncan, in discussing the vessel's speed, Verne states "Le mille marin 鴡nt de 1852 m贲es"
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