IS the North Pole Continually Moving ?
Bcionfcisfc3 now clam that the North Pole isporpetually rowing within the limita of a circle sixty teet m diameter. What m the North Pole to-day is not the North Pole toinonow. The true North Pole has been known to travel more Chan four foefc m a wee'f, while sometimes it has required more than a raouth to cover a yard. Suppose that, you and f were to sail from opposite points to discover this turning po.ut. We will say that you, with your astronomic instruments, plaated.your flag upon the exact North Polo six months ago, and then went away. I, arriving to-day, made equally accurate calculations, and plant my flag also upon the true North Pole. My flag is probably forty feet from yours, yet neither of us is m error. Tomorrow the elusive little tip-top of the earth will have slipped away from both or us. And if livere to claim a building lot, the cornerstone of which waa marked by chits North Pole, a strange predicament would follow. I should have to place my fenced upon castors, and keep them cjntinuiilly moviug m order to mark strictly ray own reservation. The CS. Naval Ol> stu-vatury now employs an astronomer whose soio duty it is to Keep tract of the migratory aad nomadic polos. And this he can do, by aid or his instrumouts without leaving Washington.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905
IS the North Pole Continually Moving ? Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905
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