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    Re: Old nautical news in NY Times
    From: Jim Hickey
    Date: 2008 Jan 3, 17:44 -0800

    I went to this web site and did a search for "sextant" and found an
    extensive number of very interesting items like sextants that work on
    cloudy days, sextants that use IR, Cook's sextant recovered from
    Eskimos. Definately will dig in deeper.
    Jim H.
    On Jan 3, 4:29�pm, Dan Allen  wrote:
    > The New York Times has recently digitized all of their issues since �
    > the first on Oct 18, 1851. �You can search the text, but the early �
    > files are all delivered as images in PDFs. �Everything in the 1800s is �
    > free, and somewhere in the early 1900s you must begin paying for the �
    > content.
    > I have found that there is a lot of interesting "ship traffic" news in �
    > the early issues.
    > Just go to:
    > � � � � 
    > and next to the search box select "NYT Archive 1851-1980" in the drop �
    > down menu.
    > Dan
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