The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1865
The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1865 volume devotes much attention to cable-laying, particularly the East Indian cable project and the Atlantic efforts involving the Great Eastern. Reports from around the world include navigational information about the coast of Queensland, details of a new daily time signal at Melbourne (soon to be triggered by electricity) and of a new religious movement among the New Zealand Maori, as well as a serialised account of a voyage to the Mariana Islands. Other articles discuss iron ships, naval movements, wrecks and lifeboats, and new railway and shipping services. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is also reported.