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BRAY, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Lat. 53° 12' N; long. 6° 10' W.

12 miles SE. of Dublin. THW. f. and c. uh 28m. A small harbour into which small colliers enter at HW. over the bar of the Dargle. No Harb. Auth. BREAN DOWN, Somersetshire -- British Channel. 4 miles

W. of Weston-super-Mare. An Act has been obtained for building a harbour at this place, to be connected by a short line to the G. W R. System. The works when completed will give accommodation for the largest vessels afloat. D. at LWST. 3oft. BRIDGENESS, Linlithgow, Scotland. Lnt 56° 2" N ; long,

3° 36' W. Auth. Owner, H. M. Cadell, Grange, Bo'ness. THW. f. and c. 3h 3m. Accn. A tidal harb. chiefly used by vessels exporting coal from adjoining collieries-small import trade in pitwood, clay, &c. D. Sp. 15 to 18ft; N. 10 to izst.

Pilotage.-As per agreement. Ballast. —Taken from the ship’s side, free.

Charges.-Harb. dues, vessels loading coals and minerals, &c., id per ion on the quantity shipped. Vessels discharging wood, lime, &c., &c., ijd per reg. ton Vessels beaching within the harb, to clean or repair, ijd per reg. ton. Vessels beaching within the harb., if they remain beyond 4 days, id per ton additional. Stowage of coals, vessels under 100 tons, id per ton shipped ; vessels above 100 tons, i}d per ton shipped.

Officials. - Clerk, D. Tweedie ; Harb. Master, J. Stupart. Hotels.—“Bo'ness,” “Clydesdale” and “Douglas.” BRIDGWATER, Somerset. An inland port on the river Parret.

Lat. 51° 7' N; long. 3° W. Pop. 12.000. Auth. The Corporation. P. C. THW, on bar f. and c. 6h 50m ; Sp. rise 18ft. D. on bar ist at LW. W. prev. WNW. Ry, G.W. Tr.--1. Wines, hemp, tallow, timber, coals, &c. ; E. Chiefly agricultural produce. LV. entered the dock 340 reg. ton. Accn. No harbour nor pier. Bridgwater Dock is 70ost by 200ft ; basin, 150ft by rooft ; quayage, about 1,100ft on the Parret ; 12ft deep on sill OHW. H. of T., ST. 16ft ; NT. 4ft (owned by G.W. Ry. Co.).

Charges.-Harb. dues id reg. ton., with 1/ for moorage. Dock dues 3 classes vary from id to 8d ton.

Pilotage.-District. Parts of the Bristol Channel and adjacent rivers and creeks, on the south-east side of, and within an imaginary straight line drawn from Anchor Head, on the east to Watchet. Rates. From the extreme limits of the navigation, or from any point between such limits and the outer buoy of the Gore Sand, to the town or to any point between the Black Rock and the town; also from the town to the limits of the navigation, or to any point between the outer buoy of the Gore Sand and the above limits :--Not ex. 60 tons reg: 12/ vessel ; ex. 60 and not ex. 80 tons 1/3 per foot ; ex. 80 and not ex. 100 tons 2/ ; ex. 100 and not ex. 125 tons 3 ; ex. 125 and not ex. 150 tons 4/ ; ex. 150 and not ex. 200 tons 5'; ex. 200 and not ex. 250 tons 6/6; ex. 250 tons 8/ foot dft.

Towage.

Vessels drawing

One tide's work, to or from

Un. 10ft. Un. 11ft. Un. 12ft. (Ov. 12ft.

Pr. Ton. Pr. Ton. Pr. Ton. Pr. Ion. Burnham, Blackrock, or any inter

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Charges.-In ballast 2d per ton, laden 3d ; if discharged cargo 6d per ton.

Officials.- Clerk, T. Heselton ; Harb. Master, John Gray. BRIDPORT, Dorsetshire. Lat. 50° 41° N; long. 2° 51' W.

Situated on the Bride River. Auth. Commrs. under Statute 4 Geo. IV. THW. f. and c. 6h 16m. D. 4ft on bar LWNT. when channel is clear of gravel, and 124ft at berths at HWST. Entrance 40ft wide. Ships of 300 tons enter at HW. Tr. Cordage, sailcloth, nets, and twines. Used by vessels from Russia, Norway, &c. Width between piers 51ft.

Charges.—2d per ton reg.
Officials.-Clerk, C. G. Nantes ; Harb. Master, M. J. Briggs.
Hotels.—“West Bay,” “George," and "Bridport Arms."
BRIGHTLINGSEA, Essex. Entrance to River Colne. Lat.

51° 47' N; long. 1° 2' E. Auth. Cor. poration of Colchester under an ancient Royal Grant. THW. f. and c. Jih 56m. W. prevailing SSW. and N. The River Colne is accesible at all times in the channel. The Bar which is parallel to the char nel dries LW., D. in channel being 3 to 4 sms. Used by about 200 fishing vessels, and occasionally by larger ships bring. ing coal and wood from foreign ports for Colchester. LV. One of H.M. ships of 1,200 tons. There are 2 patent slipways at this place capable of taking vessels of 200 to 300 tons.

Charges. -1/ for each vessel anchoring in the River Colne.

Officials.—Town Clerk, H. C. Wanklyn, Colchester ; Harb. Master, Joseph Ames.

Hotels.—“Swan” and “Royal."

BRISTOL, a county, city, and seaport, on the river Avon, abou

61 miles above its junction with the river Severn Lat. 51° 27' N; long. 2° 38' W. Pop. 225,000. Auth. Dock Committee of the Corporation of Bristol. P. C. THW. a follows:

City Docks. Avonmouth Dock. Portishead Dock

(Cumberland Basin Gate. HW. ............. 7h 13m

7h 13m 7h 13m Sp. rise ............ 33ft N. rise ............ 23

28ft

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D. on bar ; though there is no regular bar at the entrance of the river Avon, there is at dead LWST. only 3 ft of water at the river mouth. There is a range of tide however of 36ft at ST. and 21 ft at NT. W. prev, as follow :-City Docks : these docks, being 7 miles inland up the river Avon, may be considered as landlocked, and not liable to damage by prev. winds. Avonmouth and Portishead Docks : the prev. winds are W., but they are not dangerous to shipping, either in or entering the dock. Rys. G.W., M., Bristol Port and Pier. Tr.-I. From United States and West Indies, grain from East Indies, Colonies, Black Sea, and America, oils, marbles, ores, seeds, fruit (green and dry), provisions, hides, tallow, timber, deals, and petroleum ; E. Salt, tin-plates, railway material and machinery, manufactured oils, cotton, piece goods, spar and general goods. LV. as follow :-City Docks: Bertha 1,433 tons, Dundee 2,012 tons, Frederico 1,459 tons, Warwick 1,648 tons, Frank. holme 1,714 tons, J. B. Thomas 1,851 tons. Avonmouth Docks : the steamers of the “ Dominion," "Anchor," and other Lines, with a carrying capacity of from 2,000 to 4,000 tons, and drawing up to 25ft have regularly used the dock, and in no case has a vessel been detained a tide for want of water. The port and harb. of Bristol extend from Hanham Mills on the river Avon down to the mouth of that river, and thence down the river Severn and the Bristol Channel from Kingroad W., to the Steep Holmes and the Flat Holmes. The dock system comprises the Bristol Docks within the city; the Avonmouth Docks at the junction of the rivers Avon and Severn on the Gloucester side ; and the Portishead Dock on the Bristol Channel, on the Somerset side. The chief entrance to the City Docks is through a lock 350ft long by 62st wide The total area of the docks is 85 acres with a wharfage space of 7,500 yds; the depth of water in the dock being 33ft mean St., and 23ft mean NT. There are two entrances to these docks, the principal being at Cumberland Basin. The floating harb. connected with this tidal basin extends three miles through the centre of the city. Alongside the docks are public quays, granary capable of storing 80,000 qrs. filled with elevating machinery, transit and other sheds and many private wharves, factories and timber yards, with varying depths of water. There is extensive Accn. for foreign cattle, viz. :-Scheduled 800, unscheduled 600, total for 1,050 cattle, also refrigerating chambers for 300 carcases. There are the following dry docks, &c. :

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Ample cranage and every accommodation. The Avonmouth Dock is 1,400ft long and 500ft wide, with a depth of water on sills of 38ft at mean ST., and 28ft at mean NT. Area 16 acres. Length of wharlage 1, 200yds, entered from the Avon by a lock 454ft long and 70ft wide. Vessels of almost any size can enter this dock on any tide, day or night, throughout the year. Vessels of 3oft dst., and of any tonnage can proceed from sea up to Kingroad anchorage within one mile from dock gates at any time of the day or tide. For despatch in discharging grain and general cargo at low rates this dock claims to have no equal in Great Britain. Warehouse Accn. The sheds have a floor space of about 13 acres ; a large granary capable of stowing 40,000 quarters of grain. Accommodation for 1,300 animals. The Portishead Dock is 1,8ooft long, fitted with elevators, &c., 300ft wide, and has an area of 12 acres. Depth of water on sill 34ft at mean ST., and 24ft at mean NT. Length of wharfage 6ooyds. It is entered from Kingroad by a lock 444ft long and 66ft wide. The dock is well situated under the shelter of the Portishead Hills, and is easily accessible from Kingroad, where there is an excellent anchorage at any time of the tide. Vessels can enter or leave in any weather, and steamers enter direct from the deep fairway of the Channel without the assistance of tugs. Extensive shed accn. alongside quay; storage capacity for grain about 180,000 quarters. Splendid granaries fitted with elevators.

Charges.-Dues on shipping entering the port vary from 1}d to 1/1) at the Bristol Docks, and ild to 1/4 at Avonmouth and Portis. head Docks. Rates on goods imported. Labour charges and rent on goods imported. Stevedoring and all labourage on cargo under. taken by the Docks Committee at charges varying according to the nature of the cargo. For every sea-going vessel which shall remain in the Docks for any period exceeding one lunar month alter entering the same, id. per reg. ton per week to the expiration of the second lunar month, and 2d per reg. ton per week at Bristol and Avonmouth Docks, and id per reg. ton per week at Portishead Dock, for every week after the expiration of such second month, until further notice.

Pilotage.-District. Defined by the Wharfage Act of ist August, 1807, 47 Geo. III. c. 33, to be to the East of Lundy Island ;

and in the case of “Hall v. Cardiff Pilotage Board,” November 18, 1879, that is defined to be “Eastward of a Meridional Line from North to South through Lundy,” which line is 4° 40' W. long. Rates :

Between Lundy
and Coombe.

Between Lundy
and Newport or

Kingroad.

Between Coombe
and Minehead.

Between Coombe

and Bridgwater, 1 Cardiff, or the

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Towage.-Sailing Vessel, per ton reg. :-Holmes to Avonmouth Docks, 5d. ; to Portishead Docks, 5d. ; to Bristol Docks, 7d. Kingroad to Avonmouth Docks, 3d. ; to Portishead Docks, 3d. ; to Bristol Docks, 5d. Avonmouth to Kingroad or Portishead, 3d.; to Cardiff, 6d.; to Newport, 6d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Holms, 5d. Portishead to Kingroad, 3d. ; to Cardiff, 6d. ; to Newport, 6d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Holms, 5d. Bristol to Avonmouth, 4d. ; to Portishead, 4d. ; to Kingroad, 4d. ; to Newport, 8d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Cardiff, 8d. ; to Holms, 6d.

Sailing vessels over 700 tons and not exceeding 1,300 tons, to and from Bristol and Kingroad, are entitled to a second tug without extra charge, and if over 1,300 tons, to a third tug without extra charge. Sailing vessels over 800 tonsregister, toand from Avonmouth or Portishead Docks, are entitled to a second tug without extra charge.

Steamers : Kingroad to Avonmouth or Portishead when required, by agreement. Kingroad to Bristol when required, 4d per ton ; charge for one tug not to exceed £14. Bristol to Kingroad when

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