Maury was the seventh child of a small planter, Richard Maury, who was a descendant of a Huguenot family that had come to Virginia from Ireland aboutand the former Diana Minor, whose English and Dutch forebears had settled in Virginia by He grew up in Williamson County, Tennessee, where his family moved in On graduating from Harpeth Academy inhe followed his deceased eldest brother into the U. Navy, where his career flourished untilwhen a stagecoach accident left him too lame for further duty at sea.
Maury entered the navy in as a midshipman, circumnavigated the globe —30and in was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
In he was lamed in a stagecoach accident, which made him unfit for active service.
In he was placed in charge of the Depot of Charts and Instruments, out of which grew the U. Naval Observatory and Hydrographic Office.
To gather information on maritime winds and currents, Maury distributed to captains specially prepared logbooks from which he compiled pilot charts, enabling ships to shorten the time of sea voyages.
In he published maps of the main wind fields of the Earth. Provided with worldwide information, Maury was able to produce charts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
He also prepared a profile of the Atlantic seabed, which proved the feasibility of laying a transatlantic telegraph cable. In he published the first modern oceanographic text, The Physical Geography of the Sea. In that year his Sailing Directions included a section recommending that eastbound and westbound steamers travel in separate lanes in the North Atlantic to prevent collisions.
On the outbreak of the American Civil WarMaury returned to Virginia to become head of coast, harbour, and river defenses for the Confederate Navy, for which he attempted to develop an electric torpedo.
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Inwhen the emperor abandoned this scheme, Maury went back to England. He returned to the United States in and accepted the professorship of meteorology at Virginia Military Institutea post he held until his death. Maury Hall at Annapolis, Md. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Matthew Fontaine Maury: Matthew Fontaine Maury, U.S.
naval officer, pioneer hydrographer, and one of the founders of oceanography.
Maury entered the navy in as a midshipman, circumnavigated the globe (–30), and in was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. In he was lamed in a stagecoach accident, which. Matthew Fontaine Maury Seafaring, in the ’s, was a risky proposition, because Chronometers were available to few ships, and sailors.
Jan 10, · Matthew Fontaine Maury — Biography () Commander William Lewis Herndon is a 1st cousin of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury and an uncle to Major General Dabney Herndon Maury. Source text for this book donated by William Maury Morris II.
Dec 08, · This transcription of Betty Herndon Maury's diary was made from a microfilm copy of the handwritten diary and seeks to preserve Betty's spelling, grammar and punctuation. Betty's sister, Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin, later published a biography of their father: A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, which can be found at.
Maury died on February 1, , in Lexington, Virginia, and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Honored all over the world as the founder of a new science, Maury was the first man to describe the Gulf Stream and to mark sea routes across the Atlantic Ocean.
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