Tuesday, July 19, 2016


The first observation of an eclipse of the sun taken by American astronomers were made on Long Island, Penobscot Bay, October 27, 1760 by a party from Harvard College, headed by Professor s. W. Hollis, L. L. D.  having obtained the consent of the British General who was in command of Castiue,
landed at bounty Cave and made the house of one Shubnel Williams their headquarters. The totality of the eclipse was visible only at Penobscot Bay and vicinity, a fact which would make such an event one of great import even today. It is but, justice to add, that observations made by the Harvard scientists were very successful, notwithstanding the fact that their instruments were very crude and inaccurate. New York Press-Denton Maryland Journal, Saturday July 29, 1893

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