FW: date line

Olson, Arthur David OLSONA at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Wed Jan 7 18:15:34 UTC 1998

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From: 	Joe Thorne[SMTP:jgthorne at concentric.net]
Sent: 	Wednesday, January 07, 1998 12:49 PM
To: 	ado at elsie.nci.nih.gov
Subject: 	date line


My name is Joe Thorne and I have a question about the international time
date line. Is it true that it runs through no body of land or Pacific
island? I'd like to sail to it for new years eve 1999. I heard on the
CBC that some islands moved it to intersect their cities, is this true?
Can they officially do that? You see, I'd like to be the first person
there for this event. I'd be sailing a 16 foot boat from Minneapolis,
down the Mississippi, around South America, to Easter Island and then to
Western Samoa before intercepting the date line.

Could you help me answer this question?

Joe Thorne
email: jgthorne at concentric.net

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