boat ...........navigating by the stars

DUET

Senior Member
Bengali
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/arts/comfort-and-joy-in-bricks-and-mortar.html?_r=0


While his father shoveled coal at night to heat the place, he would go downstairs to read about boat building and navigating by the stars. Ronald Clark went on to become the first in his family to graduate from high school and college, and decades later he built himself a boat and navigated by the stars that he had learned about in the library under him.


How can a boat be navigated by stars?
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Just to be clear, "boat" doesn't modify "navigating" in your sentence. He read about boatbuilding, and he read about celestial navigation (navigating by the stars).
     
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