The Number 2 956 900

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Mon Feb 24 17:01:18 UTC 2003

I am if anyone has any ideas why the text would have fixed upon this as
the number of vessels.  I have tried dividing by 108 (a number I have
played around with already), 365 (days of year), 360 (ibid.
approximately), and gotten numbers with fractions.


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