Celestial navigation reference in NY Times

On Dec. 24th the NY Times ran an obituary on Yitzhak Ahronovitch, who was captain of the ship Exodus that attempted to bring thousands of Jewish survivors of World War II to Palestine. What was particularly intriguing beyond Ahronovitch’s exciting exploits was that the picture the Times chose to run with the obit showed Ahronovitch holding a sextant in front of the Low Library at Columbia University in New York. Occasionally celestial navigation still makes the big time! Thanks to our nav problem guru David Berson for tipping us off to the sextant photo.

By Ocean Navigator