Originally Posted by
pws111
I am not pandering, you have valid points and I want to be as complete as possible. Per the measurements done by NOAA in 2000, the distance is 119.221 meters, center to center, but that was measured at the top of the monument.
The height of the monument to 1/8 inch was a published number at the time it was built. I did not make it up or use a measurement from today.
First, we need to realize that even if the builders were exact, we can't guarantee our measurements are exact too. The way you get to a certain value is look and see what is close. Then you ask yourself, is what I see possibly relevant. You also ask yourself if you are making too big of a jump. IIMO, rounding off to the first whole number, 379 is not unreasonable. The numbers 666 and 13 are very relevant. Then you try to see where what you find might lead. If you hit a dead end, then maybe you need to go back and change some of the assumptions. If it works and leads you closer to something or if other clues appear to coincide and agree then you might be on the right track. Both 666 and 13 will become very critical.
I guess I can try to understand your apprehension, but I just can't see expecting it to be perfect on this scale. Plus, the same numbers are in Maranatha, so Duncan and co. believe they are important as well.
I am not asking you to believe me, just to look with a reasonable expectation. If you are only off a few tenths of a foot over 679 feet, that ain't bad. It is an error less than .05%.
So, we have a published number for the height at the time it was built, maybe we can find a number for how far off the monument was at the time it was built from the Pier. I have looked, but have not found it. They replaced the Pier in 1889, so they had to know where it was supposed to be. It might be in some document about the construction of the monument in the Library of Congress, but I live too far away to try and find it.
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