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ACKERGILL, Caithness, 2 miles N. of Wick. Lat. 58° 26' N;

long. 3° 8' W. Auth. Owner, G. Duff Dunbar, Esq., of Hempriggs. THW. 10h. 58m. Accn. A pier of masonry about rooft long, used by fishing boats and by steamers loading into boats. D. Alongside 1511 HWOST., and 8st 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.
Hotel.-The nearest is at Wick.
ALDEBOROUGH, Suffolk. Lat. 52° 6' N ; long. 1° 30' E. Pop.

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. 6lt. 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. 10 ft. D. on bar, Sp. 22ft to 24st; N. 16st. W. prev, from NW., not dangerous to shipping in the harb). Rys. Cal. and N.B. Tr.-I. Grain, timber, iron, dyewood, &c.; E. Pig-iron, coal, timber, dyewood, &c. LV. as follows :

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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 195ít, has an area of 3 imperial acres, depth ST. 174ft and NT. 13bft, and quayage 1,6oost. There are 400 yds of quayage space in tidal harb., also dry dock 21oft long, 37st wide, unft 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 1/ reg. ton. Vessels entering in ballast and loading out 3}d per ton. Vessels entering to load irom another vessel, overside, half dues. Rates on goods vary from id to 1/ and 2/6 per ton for gunpowder. Anchorage rates id and 34 reg. ton.

Pilotage.--District. From St. Alb’s Head to Alloa, and vice versá. Rates. Same as Leith.

Towage.--As per Leith tariff.

Officials.-Clerk to Harb. Trust., N. Mac Watt, Solr.; Harb. Master, J. Roy; Graving Dock Mans., A. Thompson & Sons; Coll. of H.M. Cust., G. H. E. Wright.

Hotel.--"Royal Oak.”

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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. bar HWST. about 13ft bin. W. prev. NE. Used by fishing boats and by timber-laden vessels of uncler 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, G Richardson.

Hotel. -"Ye Schooner,” T. Binks.
AMBLE.-See Warkworth.
AMLWCH, Anglesea. Lat. 53° 25' N ; long. 4° 36' W. Auth.

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. 11h 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 6c9fl. 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 acres. 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 10 tons.

Charges.--Harb. dues from 1.}d 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.

APPLEDORE, Devonshire. A small port within Barnstaple

Bar. Lat. 51° 5' N ; long. 4° 4' W. THW. 6h 15m. There is a stone pier at Instow, with 13ft to 15ft at HW. ; dry at LW. Also two small dry docks and a patent slipway. (See Barnstaple.) ARBROATH, Forfarshire. Seaport. Lat. 56° 33' N ; long.

2° 35' W. Pop. 22,000. Auth. Farb. Trust., under Acts 2 Vict., c. 16, and Acts of 1864, and Harb. Order, 1877. P. NC. THW. f. and c. H 35m ; Sp. rise 14ft ; N. rise rift ; R. of N. 8ft. D. on bar LW. ot OST. 3ft; NT. about 6ft. W. prev. W. are_W. and SW.; most dangerous from SE. Rys. Cal. and N.B. Tr.-I. Flax, hemp, jute, coal, iron, bones, guano, linseed. cake, bleaching-powders, salt, lime, timber, grain, slates, &c. ; E. Sailcloth, yarns, linen, grain, potatoes, pit timber, stone, &c. LV. Steamers with flax of gross ton. of 1,000 to 1,300 tons. Outer harb.-W. of E. joost. Dock 420ft x 26oft ; dock area 2} acres ; W. of E. 40ft. Depth on sill at HW. of Av.ST. 16ft to 17ft ; quayage space of dock 1,350ft, and of basin 1,48oft, in length, and patent slipway 45oft long by 44st wide. H. of T., ST. 153ft ; N. uft. A lifeboat staiion.

Charges.-Harb dues I\d to 1/6 + 25% to 50%. Harb. lights and police id re: ton. Plankage 11 to 6/6 per vessel.

Pilotage. -District. Pilots are licensed for the harb. only. Rates per ton.-Coasting suling vessels, 4d per ton; coasting steamers, 3d per ton ; foreign trade sailing vessels, 4 d per ton; foreign steamers, 3d per ton. In addition to these, rates are levied (for providing the pilot master's salary), viz. :-Under 80 tons 1/ ; 8o and under 100 tons 1/6; 100 and under 120 ions 2/; 120 and under 150 tons 3/ ; 150 and under 180 tons 4/ ; 180 and under 200 tons 5/; 200 tons and upwards 7/6.

Towage Rates included in pilotage rates.
Officials.-Clerk to Trust., W. K. Macdonald ; Harb. and Pilot
Master, Capt. D). Patterson ; Coll, of Shore dues, W. Cargill; H.
M. Cust., James Cassie.

Hotels:-"White Hart,” “Imperial," and " Royal.”
ARDBEAR, Galway: -See Clisden.
ARDGLASS, co. Down, Ireland. Lat. 54° 15' 10" N ; long,

5° 36' 50" W. Ry. Belfast & Co, Down. THW.
f. and c. iih om. seaport, the centre of the fishing stations on
the NE. coast of Ireland, Auth, Commi sioners of Public Works
in Ireland, un ier Acts 39 and 40 Vict., c. 236. Accn. Area about
60 acres at HW. and 17 acres at LW., with depth from 21t to 17st at
LW. and 151t ad litional at HWST. D. at entrance 1511 to 181t
at LW. W. prev. S5W., most dangerous ESE. 10 SE.

Used by coasters of up to 150 tons, carrying coal and country produ e, an i by about 500 fishing vessels. LV. 200 tuns. Quava ve, north quay 5oost, south quay 1,000st. The e is a small dock adjoining the north quay, where vessels drawing gít can enter at HWST.

Charges.-61 per ton on cargo vessel, with id to 4d per ton whusaye, and an additional fd per ton for each week, or portion of week, over first 21 days alter arrival.

Officials.-Sec. to Commissioners of Public Works, Dublin, W. B. Soady, Esq. ; Harb. Master, J. A. Mullins; Assist. Harb. Master, J. Cunningham.

Hotel.-" St. Alban's Arms.''

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ARDRISHAIG, Argyllshire. Lat. 56° 0' 45" N ; long, 5 26' 30"

W. Entrance to the Crinan Canal. Auth. Caledonian Canal Commissioners, by Act of Parliament. THW. oh 15m. D. in channel leading to canal from 4it to 16st, according to state of tide. D. at outside quay berths 9ft to 2oft. D. in canal and basins, 9ft 6in.

Vessels 88it by post by gft can pass locks. Sp. rise Lift; N. 9ft. W. prev. SE. to SW. Used by coasting vessels and passenger steamers.

Charges.-2d per ton on vessel andoid to 1/ per ton on goods.
Officials.--Supt., L. J. Groves.
Hotel.--"Royal.”
ARDROSSAN, Ayrshire. On the Firth of Clyde. Lat. 55°

38' 27" N. ; long. 4° 49' 28" W. Pop. 4,000. Auth. Ardrossan Harbour Company, under Act 1886. 'P. NC. THW. 1h 45m ; Sp. rise soft; N. rise 8ft. W. prev. sw. and are most dangerous. Rys. G., S.W. & C. Tr.-I. Iron ore, limestone, pig-iron, &c. ; E. Coal, pig-iron, &c. LV. Vessels drawing 21st can enter and leave at HWST.; in one or two cases they have left drawing as much as 22}ft (they could of course have entered as well), and they can enter or leave at LWST. drawing 12ft. ; vessels of 1,200 reg. tons may be considered the maximum size that can be accommodated, though there have been one or two in the harb. of 1,700 reg. tons.

Accn., an outer breakwater, in the inside of which there is a 20-ton steam crane, and a berth where a vessel 28oft in length could load to 2ift; and a wet dock with an entrance 38st wide and 18}ft deep at HWST., having an area of about four acres, and with twelve steam cranes for shipping or discharging coals, pig-iron, ores or goods, as also quayage for the storing of pig-iron, &c. There is also an inner harb. on the inner and E. side of the wet dock. This harb. is closed, being converted into a wet dock of about 9 acres in extent, with 18st. at LW., which will be opened in 1890 or 1891.

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Charges.--Dues on vessels vary, 15 tons and over 3d reg. ton and boai's assistance ijd reg. ton. Dues on goods 2d to 6d, and dues on sundries from 2d to 6d. Cranes to 25 tons.

Towage.--All vessels up to 250 reg. tons, per ton ad ; from 250 to 500, 24d; from 500 upwards 3d reg. ton (chargeable within the W. point of the Horse Isle on the Little Cumbrae). Beyond the limits as per agreement.

Officials.- Man. for the Props., J. Craig ; Dock and Harb. Master, R. Shields; Coll. of Dues, R. Hendrick ; Coll. of H. M. Cust., S. Lyall.

Hotels. —" Eglinton Arms" and " Railway."
ARINAGOUR, Island of Coll. Lat. 59° 10' N ; long. 6° 30' W.

TWH. 5h 41m. D. Dry at LW. Sp. rise 12}ft; N. 9jft. There is a stone pier and slip at this place, and an anchorage for boais drawing 5ft or 6ft. A leading wind is required to enter from the E.

W. prev.

ARKLOW, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. On the Avoca, Lat. 52° 53' N.

long. 6° 10' W. Pop. 5,000. Ry. D.W. & W. THW. f. and c. 8h om. Auth, Trustees under Act of Parliament 1882. Accn. A river 180ft wide, with D. from 6ft to roft. Tide flows very little on this coast. Crane power to 5 tons. SW. round by S. to SE. LV. 352 tons.

Charges.-On vessels 6d per ton; coal, pyrites, iron ore, and ochre, 3d per ton; timber, 4d per ton ; salt, artificial manures and phosphates, 6d per ton. AROS, Island of Mull, Argyleshire. Lat. 56° 40' N; long. 6° o' W.

In the Sound of Mull, 6 miles from Tobermorey. THW. 5h 58m. A small fishing station, having a pier for steamers. ARTHURSTOWN, Co. Wexford. A small fishery harbour on

the river Suir, opposite Passage East. ARUNDEL.–See Littlehampton. THW. f. and c. 11h 35m. ASKEATON, Ireland. A small harb. on the river Shannon,

near Foynes. AUBIN, ST.-See Jersey. AVONMOUTH.-See Bristol. AXMOUTH, Devonshire. At the mouth of the Axe. Lat

50° 42' N ; long. 3° 2' W. Auth. Owner, W Trelawney Hallett, of Stedcombe House, Axminster. Regulated by Act 11 Geo. IV., 1830. THW. f. and c. 6h 33m. D. on bar 4ft LWST., 12ft to 14ft HWST. Harb. dries at LW. W. prev. SĖ. and SW. Quayage about 440 yards.

Charges. -Over 10 tons 2d per ton, and ad per month for laying up. Rates upon goods as per schedule to Act.

Hotel. - Nearest at Seaton, half a mile distant.
AYMOUTH, Berwickshire, Scotland, 6 miles X. of Berwick. A

small harb. for fishing vessels. AYR, Ayrshire, seaport. Lat. 55° 28' 10" N ; long. 4° 38' 10" W.

Pop. 20,821. Auth. Harbour Trust. P.NC. THW. uh 50m ; Sp. rise 8}st; N. rise 7 ft. D. on bar poft and 12ft at entrance. Vew dock sills ST. 22ft., N. 19ft. Ry. G. & SW. Tr.--Large import and export of minerals. The harb, is formed by the river Ayr, which falls into the sea between piers, having the entrance sheltered by a breakwater with an opening 320ft wide, facing NW by W. The banks of the river are quayed on each side from the bridge seaward, and afford about 1,200 yards of wharfage. There is a wet dock to the N. of the harb., with an area of 8 acres, in which vessels drawing 18st to poft can be kept afloat. Good warehouses, steam cranes to 25 tons, and every facility, Special appliances for the shipment of coals. There is also a patent slipway, 8ooft long x 6oft wide, and shear legs lifting 50 tons H. of T. ST. 2oft ; N. 17ft bin.

Charges.-Harb. rates, 2d to 4d reg. ton. Anchorage from 1/ for vessels of 20 reg. ton to 10/ for vessels of 500 reg. ion and upwards. Rates for planks and shutes 6d to 2. Rates on goods, shipped, unshipped, or transhipped, from id to 1/, and 5 for gunpowder.

Pilotage. -District. Into and out of the harb. of Ayr to a safe distance at sea, say three miles. Rates. Vessels engaged in the coasting trade id ton. Vessels engaged in the foreign trade id ton.

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