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The Visible Horizon

Nature volume 14, page 49 | Download Citation

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A POINT of some scientific interest has just been argued in the High Court of Justice. It was contended by the Solicitor-General that the three miles' limit of territorial waters was of modern origin, and by Sir R. Phillimore that it was due to that being the distance a cannon ball would reach from the shore. There can, however, be no doubt that the limit was recognised long before the invention of gunpowder.

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  1. Dulwich, May 8

    • B. G. JENKINS

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