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Remarks on the pilotage of the river Suir, 62.

Reported rock in Atlantic, 217.
Report on the fisheries of the St. Lawrence, 316.
Rodger's Improved Anchors, 277.
Royal Naval Annuitant Society, 162.
Royal Naval Force, 618.

Visit of H. M. Steamer Samarang to Borneo, 124, 183.
Voice from the Deep, on the present state of the Merchant Service, 226,

302.

West coast of Mexico, 497.

Wreck of the Claudine, 333.

Wreck of the Forth, 218.

Wreck of the Mutine, 99, 216, 267.

Wrecks and accidents in the Gulf of Florida, 384.

Wrecks of British Shipping, 102, 160, 617.

Wrecks and casualties on the coast of Cornwall, 558.

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THE LATE SIR John BARROW,* BART., F.R.S., L.L.D. Tue name of the late Sir John Barrow will occupy an honourable place in the list of those highly gifted individuals of whom England is justly proud, and who, by their original genius and energetic minds, have, in their different walks of life, rendered eminent services to their country. The friends of his childhood and youth did not provide him with more than the ordinary means of instruction, but he seized on those means with avidity and industry, and it was his self-education that mainly conferred on him those powers which, when the day of trial arrived, he turned to so good an account.

About the time that Mr. Barrow arrived at the period of manhood he was fortunate in obtaining, through the interest of a friend, a place in the first British Embassy to China. He was thus enabled to put his foot on the first step of the ladder of ambition ; but every subsequent step of his advancement in his distinguished career may be fairly said to

* The accompanying essay dedicated to the memory of Sir John Barrow, Bart., who was for forty years Secretary of the Admiralty, will be read with great interest by naval officers, and no less so by others who had the happiness of knowing him. For ourselves, we preserve it in the Nautical Magazine, by permission of its author; a liberty to which we might almost establish a right, if we referred to that encouragement which our humble literary labours uniformly met with at his hands. It is from the pen of one who well knew his excellent qualities; but, we cannot allow it to pass by along the stream of time, without adding to it our own humble, but heartfelt tribute of respect for the memory of Sir John Barrow, after many years of official acquaintance with him, in the course of which we learnt to esteem the man for the excellence of the mind, and the amiable qualities of the heart.-ED. N.M.

NO. 1.-VOL. XVIII.

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