The article quotes a letter which reports on the ability of some in the 'Isle of France' to 'discover ships some days before they appear above the horizon'. It is reported that this is made possible by the same process of reflection that occurred when William Scoresby some years previously observed a ship 'in the air inverted' in the 'Northern Ocean'. The phenomenon has been investigated by the Institut de France.
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