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The Visible Horizon

Naturevolume 14page49 (1876) | Download Citation



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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    • B. G. JENKINS


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