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A JOURNAL OF PAPERS
ON SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH
“THE SEAS BUT JOIN THE NATIONS THEY DIVIDE.”
Steam Printing Works, 17, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INx FIELDS, W.
VOLUME XLIV.—No. I.
OUR ANNUAL ADDRESS.
BON presenting our annual address to our readers, we have to
state that, this day, the old Nautical enters on the fortyfourth year of its existence. With its age, it is to us satis
factory to be in a position also to state that its use and circulation have concurrently increased.
In addition to the dissemination of our views on political economy, we may remind our readers that one of the chief objects for which our Magazine was incorporated is the diffusion of trustworthy information affecting safe navigation. The care with which our hydrographic notices, and other official information are compiled, will, we think, render any observation on our part superfluous. The necessity for encouraging useful inventions, as aids to navigation, has not been, and will not be, lost sight of, for we quite recognise the value of a medium like the Nautical Magazine for making such things known for the benefit of the world at large.
With every confidence we once again appeal for continued support from the community which has already supported us so well.
We have, as our readers well know, never found ourselves able to plunge into the stream of popularity, but have held our own views, founding them as we believed on truth and justice, totally regardless whether the masses accepted them or not, so long as we have been persuaded that the thinking part of the community, interested in ships and shipping, has supported us. There is no doubt that had we floated with the stream of popular sentiment, and been carried away with the tide of enthusiasm, we might have drifted into a course of policy which would
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