There are many means of finding direction even without a compass.
Wrong Way Corrigan’s name was Douglas Corrigan. He was an airplane mechanic in 1938, and like every other airplane pilot was straining at the bit to fly across the Atlantic Ocean like Charles Lindbergh. Authorities were not permitting any flights across the ocean, due to the danger so Corrigan planned a flight across the United States instead. Or did he? What do you think?
At the time of its conception, the compass revolutionized navigation as we knew it. A compass’ reliability made it a constant companion of choice for ships and travelers alike. GPS has since taken the compass’ place as the most-used navigational tool, but the compass remains as an attractive and wholly functional item.