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ABERAYRON, Cardiganshire, Wales. Bay of Cardigan.
Lat. 52° 14' N ; long. 4° 15' W. Pop. about 1,200. Auth, Owner, Alban Gwynne, Esq., under Statute 47 Geo. III. THW. f. and c. 7h 25m. D. Dry at LW.; 12ft at HIWST. Accn. Harb. of about 5 acres, with stone piers on N. and W. sides, each 396ft long, extending to half-tide mark. W. prev. NW. to NE. Tr.-I. Coal and limestone ; E. Oats, pigs, butter, and timber. Harb. is used chiefly by locally owned vessels, drawing from 8ft to gft.
Charges.--2d per ton reg. on ships, 1/ per ton on cargo.
Officials.-Harb. Master, J. Davies Compton ; Shipping Agent, Evan Loyn. Hotel. -"Feathers Royal 'Hotel, E. Jones. ABERBROTHWICK.-See Arbroath. ABERDEEN, Aberdeenshire. On the Dee. Lat. 57° 8' 20" N;
long. 2° 3' 55" W. Pop. 120,000. Auth. Harb. Commission, incorporated under Acts of Parliament, 31 and 32 Vict., C. 138 ; 34 and 35 Vict., c. 141. P. NC. THW. 1 hour f. and c. Sp. rise 13ft ; N. rise Toft; D. on bar 10 ft. W. prev. are from SW., and most dangerous gales on coast are from SSE. to ESE. Rys. Cal. and G.N. (S.) Tr.-I. Coal, lime, iron, timber, bones, esparto, fibre, slates, &c.; E. Cattle, oats, granite, pit props, sleepers, staves, paper, &c. At HW, of ST. vessels of 21st dit. enter the harb., and at LW, vessels drawing 8st enter. The navi. gation channel, the entrance to the harb, and docks is formed by the N. pier, extending 2,000ft into the German Ocean, and S. breakwater running out about 1, oooft from the shore. W. of E. 6ooft. En. to Victoria Dock, one 7oft wide, with a HWD. of 24 ft.; lock 250ft x 6oft wide, over which there is a HWD. of 20 st. Accn. :
Average Depth. Average Depth.
104 on bar. Tidal Harbour, 1,720ft. x 860ft. 30*323
14 Albert Basin... 2,68oft. x 470ft. 24'948 164
9 Victoria Dock, 2,020st. x 471ft. 21°749 23
18 to 22 Upper Dock ... 82oft. x 490ft. 7.815 23
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125'350 Extensive warehouses and cranage accommodation up to 10 tons ; shears to lift 50 tons. Particulars of Patent Slipways : -
Charges. – Rates on vessels vary from 2d to 1/3 reg. ton. Lights, flags, or signals 4d reg. ton for all vessels.
Pilotage.--District. The harb., the rivers Dee and Don, the coast between these rivers, and the coast southward from the mouth of the Dee to the extremity of the city's precincts or boundary on the Torry or south side of the Dee. On the Dee being
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diverted as authorised by the “ Aberdeen Harbour Act, 1868,” the limitation shall extend and apply to that river when diverted. Rates. Inwards pilotage rates :Sailing Vessels. £ s. d. Steam Vessels.
£ $. d. For vessels under 50 tons
For vessels under 50 tons 50 and under 75
50 and under 75 75 100 150 200 250 300 400
1,000 1,000 and upwards
1,000 and upwards Outward pilotage rates-one-half the inward rate, but not in any case less than 57. For any vessel arriving in the lower basin or tidal harbour after the dock gates are shut :--For vessels under 150 tons 3/; for vessels 150 tons and upwards 5/. For each tide's work in the harb. each man in boat 2. For any vessel beyond a radius of 2 miles from the eastern extremity of the north pier making a signal for a pilot, such sum as the captain pilot may decide, over and above the ordinary rate of pilotage. For any vessel calling in the bay for orders, and not entering the harb., requiring the services of a pilot boat, 20), which shall include taking off orders. It after the expiry of 12 hours any pilot is detained on board, he shall be paid 216 for each tide during which he is de. tained ; and if, after the expiry of such time, the pilot boat is required, 1/ for each man in boat for each passage between the harb. and vessel.
Towage.--Ordinary Sea Towage (by one or more tugs). From the docks or tidal harb. to the bay, or from the bay or outside Abercrombie's jetty, or vice verså, with cargo, reg. ton 2!d ; with ballast 2d. Harb. Towage. Between Abercrombie's jetty and the docks, or from one part of the harb, or docks to another If 200 tons or under 6/; above 200 and not ex. 500 tons 10/; above 500 tons and not exceeding 800 tons 15/; 800 and not ex. ceeding 1,200 tons 30/; 1,200 tons and upwards 401. In the event of any vessel being towed into the tidal harb. after the dock gates are shut, the tugboat shall, if required, continue the towage of such vessel into the dock the following tide without any additional charge. Minimum towage outwards or inwards 5/.
Officials.-Sec., W. Gordon ; Treas, and Coll. of Harb. and Shore dues, P. Riddel; Supt., J. Pirie ; Dock and Harb. Master, Capt. W. A. Crombie ; Engineer, W. Smith; Gen. Man.of G. N. (S.) Ry., W. Moffatt; Lloyd's Surv., L. G. D. L. Hindmarsh ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., G. C. Coates. Hotels.—“Douglas," " Palace,' Waverley,"
" " and Imperial.” ABERDOUR, Fifeshire. N. side of Firth of Forth, about
8 miles NW. of Edinburgh. Lat. 56° 10' N; long. 3° 20' W. Post-town, Burntisland. Pop. 1,900. Auth. Owner, the Earl of Morton. Agents, Messrs. Dalgleish & Bell, 22, Coates Crescent, Edinburgh.
THW. f. and c. 2h 34m. Accn. Wooden pier 250ft long, with jetty carried out to 4ft LWST. ; 16ft water at HWST.; dry, LW. ; Neaps rise Toft.
Charges.-Id per ton reg. on vessels ; id per ton on cargo.
Bay of Cardigan. Lat. 52° 30' N ; long. 4° 15' W. Pop. 1,500. Auth, Cam. Ry. Co., under lease from the Crown. THW. f. and c. 8h om. D. on bar 3ft bin LWST., and 19st HWST., but is subject to frequent alteration. Accn. Pier 367ft carried out to 12ft LWST., and a wharf 365st long. W. prev. NE. to SW., and most dangerous S. to E. Tr. Live stock, slates, lead-ore, grain, cement, fish, &c. LV. Steamers from the Baltic with cargoes of timber up to 1,100 tons. Steam crane power. A liseboat station.
Charges.- Moorage of vessels, fd per ton reg. ; slates, coal, bricks, iron, 2d per ton; timber, grain, Aour, cotton, wool, petroleum, and general merchandise, 3d per ton actual weight.
Towage.--As per arrangement.
Officials.-J. Conacher, Secretary and General Manager, Cam. Ry., Oswestry ; G. Owen, C.E., Engineer ; Lewis Edwards, Harb. Master ; J. H. W. Stephenson, Coll. of Customs, Aberystwith.
Hotels. -The “Dovey,” the “Raven.”
resuge in E. or N. winds. D. 15fms. HWST.
f. and c. same as Leith. Very small trade. Officials.-H. Welch, Merchant; W. Wishart, Pilot. ABERTHAW, Glamorganshire. In the Bristol Channel
, between St. Donats and Porthkerry. Lat. 51° 22' N ; long. 3° 20' W. No Harb. Auth. THW. 6h 48m. Tr. Aberthaw lime. ABERYSTWITH, Cardiganshire, Wales. At the joint
outlets of the rivers Rheidol and Yst with. Lat. 52° 24' 30" N ; long. 4° 5' 30' W. Pop. 7,600. Auth. Corporation of Aberystwith (Act of Parliament, 1874). P. NC. THW. f. and c. 7h 31m; Sp. rise 15ft ; N. rise roft. D. on bar uncertain, as bar shifts. W. Most dangerous are SW. to W. by N. Rys. Cam. and Manch. and Milford. Tr.-I. Timber, coal, limestone, bricks, culm, hemp; E. Lead and copper ore, bark, corn, timber. LV. 367 reg. ton. The area of the harb. is 20 acres, dry at LWST. Quayage space for about 670ft is accessible to vessels of 500 tons. East Quay about 25ost long, with 14ft water HWST. ; West Quay about Sooft long, with 12it water HWST. There are two powerful capstans with ropes on each side of the harb. entrance, and a 3-ton crane. A lifeboat station.
Charges. -Harb. dues vary from 3d to 6d. Vessels exclusively employed in fishing are exempt from payment of harb. dues.
Pilotage.- District not defined. Rates. As per agreement. Towage.--As per agreement. Officials.-Town Clerk, A. J. Hughes ; Harb. Master, Capt. J. Thomas ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., J. W. H. Stephenson; Lloyd's Agent, Capt. J. Thomas ; Lloyd's Surv., H. John.
Hotels.—“Belle Vue," W. H. Palmer; “Gogerddan Arms," J. Roberts : “Queen's,” W. H. Palmer. ACAKSAID, Island of Skye, Hebrides. Lat. 57° 10' N ; long,
6° 2' W. Bar dries at LW., 13 ft at HWST., and toft at HWNT. THW. 6h. 28m.
ACKERGILL, Caithness, 2 miles N. of Wick. Lat. 58° 26' N ;
long. 3° 8' W. Auth. Owner, G. Duff Dunbar, Esq., of Hempriggs. THW. roh. 58m. Accn. A pier of masonry about rooft long, used by fishing boats and by steamers loading into boats. D. Alongside 15st ĦWOST., and 8ft at entrance of creck at LWST. There are no charges. W. prev. S., most dangerous NE. A lifeboat station. The harb. was destroyed by storms some years since. There is a good anchorage in the bay, with S. winds.
Official.-Harb. Master, Wm. Thain.
about 2,016. A small decayed port 12 miles from the mouth of the river Alde. There is no harb. authority. THW. 10h 45m. Sp. rise 8ft. ; N. 61st. D. 18ft HWST. and 14ft HWNT. A lifeboat station. Official.-S. Mills, Principal Coast Officer. ALDERNEY.-See Channel Islands. ALDRINGTON.-See Shoreham. ALLOA, Clackmannanshire. On N. bank of Firth of Forth, 30
miles above Queensferry. Lat. 57° 7' N; long. 3° 44' W. Pop. 10,600. Auth. Harb. Trustees. under the Alloa Harbour Consolidation Act, 1872, and Alloa Harbour Acts, 1878 and 1889. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 3h 18m ; Sp. rise 17)ft ; N. rise 15ft ; R. of N. 10fft. D. on bar, Sp. 22ft to 24ft ; N. 16ft. W. prev. from NW., not dangerous to shipping in the harb. Rys. Cal. and N.B. Tr.--1. Grain, timber, iron, dyewood, &c.; E. Pig-iron, coal, timber, dyewood, &c. LV. as follows:
Length. Breadth. Depth.
No vessels can enter the harb. at LW. of ST. The harb, consists of a line of open quays and a wet dock. Dock 63oft x 1951t, has an area of 3 imperial acres, depth ST. 173ft and NT. 13ft, and quayage 1,60ost. There are 400 yds of quayage space in tidal harb., also dry dock 21oft long, 37st wide, 113ft deep at OnW. Cranes for lifting 20 tons of grain per hour, and two steam cranes for coals.
Charges.--Harb. dues ad reg. ton. Rates on entering into or using any wet dock 3d to i/ reg. ton. Vessels entering in ballast and loading out 31d per ton. Vessels entering to load from another vessel, overside, half dues. Rates on goods vary from id to 1/ and 2/6 per ton for gunpowder. Anchorage rates id and 3d reg. ton.
Pilotage.-District. From St. Abb's Head to Alloa, and vice versá. Rates. Same as Leith.
Towage.-As per Leith tariff.
Officials.-Clerk to Harb. Trust., N. MacWatt, Solr.; Harb. Master, J. Roy; Graving Dock Mans., A. Thompson & Sons ; Coll. of Á.M. Cust., G. H. E. Wright.
Hotel.--" Royal Oak.”
ALLONBY, Cumberland, 21 miles SW. from Carlisle. There
are a few boats employed in the cod and herring fisheries from this place. ALNMOUTH, Northumberland. At the mouth of the Alne.
Lat. 55° 22' N ; long. 1° 33 W. Auth. Owner, the Duke of Northumberland THW. f. and c. 2h 40m. D. on bar HWST. about 13ft 6in. W. prev. NE. Used by fishing boats and by timber-laden vessels of under 200 tons. Harb, dues ; 1/ per vessel, if requiring ballast 6d per vessel. A lifeboat station.
Officials.--Agent, E. G. Wheler, Esq. ; Harb. Master, Robt. Simpson ; Pilot, Richardson.
Hotel. _“Ye Schooner," T. Binks.
Harb. Trustees, constituted by Statute 31 Geo. III. c. 125. Rys. The Anglesea Central Ry, Accn. A tidal harb. excavated from solid rock, can contain 30 vessels of about 200 tons each. THW. f. and c. Ioh 30m ; 16st HWST. ; 9ft. HWNT. W. prev. N. to W. and sw. Used by coasters of about 200 tons. Berths for about 20 vessels.
Charges.-8d per ton reg. on all vessels loading and unloading, and 6d per ton on all loading or unloading; other vessels 40 per ton, with a rebate of id per ton on all vessels leaving the harbour within 30 days after arrival, except in the case of vessels to or from foreign ports.
Official.-Harb. Master, James E. Williamson ; Coll. of Port Dues, D. McLean.
ANCHMASTER, Caithness. A small fishery harb., near Clyth. ANNALONG, co. Down, Jreland. Lat. 54° 10' N; long,
5° 50' W. Auth. The Grand Jury of co. Down, under 16 and 17 Vict., c. 136, s. 7. THW. uh 28ın. Accn. Area of harb. about i rood 16 perches. Dries at three-quarters ebb. Used by fishing boats of gft dit, and local vessels loading dressed granite. Quay frontage 609ft. LV. in tons.
Charges.-2d per ton reg., 2/6 each per annum on local vessels, and 6d each visit for vessels not belonging to the port. ANNAN, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Lat. 54° 57' N; long.
3° 16' W. Seaport in Solway Firth, at mouth of Annan river. Pop. 4,000. Rys. Carlisle & Glasgow. THW. f. and c. 11h 5m. Accn. A good harb., dry at LW., 15st HWST. No harb, authority. ANSTRUTHER UNION (Easter and Wester), Fifeshire.
Lat. 56° 13' 16" N; long. 2° 41'53"W. Auth, Commissioners of Anstruther Union Harb., by special Act, 23 and 24 Vict., C. 39, S. 5, and Anstruther Harbour Order, 1880. W. prev. W., most dangerous SE. to NE. Ry. Leven & East Fife Ry. THW, 2h 28m. Accn. New harb. has an area of 7 acres. D. 12ft at HWST. Old harb. has an area of 64
E. pier (masonry), 1,200ft long ; dry at LWST. W. pier is about 48oft long. Quaynge about 1,720ft. Used by coasting steamers and sailing vessels, and by fishing boats. Cranes list up to
Charges.---Harb. dues from id to 4d per reg. ton. Pilotage. For vessels between 20 and 50 tons, 2 d per ton,
Official.--Clerk, H. B. Macintosh ; Harb. Master, W. Lyall ; Coll. of Dues, D. Pringle.