Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in Salem, Massachussetts, a city dominated by tall masted ships from foreign lands. Nathaniel Bowditch was too small to be a sailor, but he was a mathematical genius. When he was 12 yearls old, he was apprenticed to a ship's chandler. From that time until he turned 21, he would work from sun-up to sun-down selling things like marline-spikes, belaying pins, and hemp rope, as well as keeping the books for the chandlery.
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