Exploiting the Gulf Stream
Frederick P. Schn~itt, in
Gulf Stream Oceans (May-June 1978), Oceanic Soci- ety, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Calif. 94123.
Ben Franklin, America's Renaissance man, was the first person to map the waters of the Gulf Stream, gleaning data on the great "ocean river" from his own scientific observations and the whaling experience of a Nantucket sea captain.
Franklin's interest in the "Gulph Stream," writes Schmitt, curator of the Whaling Museum at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., was...