LEWIS AND CLARK - Brett Larose AMH 2010 1130 MacDonald Technology Lewis Clark Expedition The Corps of Discovery relied on a great deal of

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Brett Larose AMH 2010 1130 MacDonald The Corps of Discovery relied on a great deal of technology throughout the course of the westward expedition. Without the use of these devices, the expedition would surely have failed. When the crew was holding on to survival by a tiny thread, these tools helped them overcome great obstacles. These items range from simple objects, such as rope and fishing reel; all the way to complex objects, such as the sextant and the chronometer. One of the main objectives of the Lewis and Clark expedition was to map out the unknown westward territory. In order to do this, Lewis and Clark had to figure out the longitude and latitude at each point, and they relied on the most complex pieces of equipment at the time: a sextant, an octant, a compass, and a chronometer. They would use a sextant and their chronometer to measure the position of the sun at noon, which gave them the angle of the sun. They would look up the degree of the angle in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Adams during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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