Sea Time

Like any ordinary canine, every seadog has his day. But unlike that of his terrestrial cousin, a sea-dog's day begins at noon, when the sun slips over the meridian. Ships' runs are reckoned, weeks of work paid, in 24-hour cycles that begin with p. m. instead of a. m. It has been so for years, centuries.

Last week, then, the sea-dogs of the world howled protestingly when it was announced that the 1925 Nautical Almanac would, by vote of the U. S., Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy,...

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