Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
Started 06.23.21 • Finished 07.02.21
"The book is a story of Nat Bowditch, an amazing mathematician, who created a new way to learn lunars while sailing. It starts when he is a boy in school. Small for his age he knew more math than others. He was then indentured for nine years. He then began sailing and learning languages. As he gets older he writes a book that will save ships from sinking. He also corrects errors made in Moore's. He also discovered a new way at working lunars. In his best moment as captain, he sails straight into Salem Harbor in a very thick fog. His knowledge of math helped him."
Timothy, age 12