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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
6} 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.
7h 13m Sp. rise...
38ft N. rise
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 21st 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, Frankholme 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 Aronmouth Docks at the junction of the rivers Avon and Severn on the Gloucester side ; and the Portishead Dock on the Bristol Chan. nel, 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 wharsage 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 foating harb. connected with this tidal basin extends three miles through ihe 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. :
OHW. S. N.
ft. ft. ft. ft. ft. Gridiron
Outside Floating Dry Docks :
Harb. Ġt. Western 325 48
M. Whit will & Sons Opening into Float.
These dry docks Albion
open into the FloatLimekiln
ing Harb., and are Stothert's
31055 142 G. K. Stothert & Co. therefore unaffected
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 wharsage 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 1/11 at the Bristol Docks, and ild to 1/4 at Avonmouth and Portishead Docks. Rates on goods imported. Labour charges and rent on goods imported. Stevedoring and all labourage on cargo undertaken 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 aster enter: ing 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," wbich line is 4° 40' W. long. Rates :
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, to and 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 required, 3d. per ton ; charge for one tug not to exceed £10. For each additional tug required, up or down the river, 65.
N.B.— These rates are now under consideration, with the view of a lower tariff being established at an early date.
Officials.-Sec. and Gen. Man., F. B. Girdlestone ; Engineer, J.W. Girdlestone ; Haven Master of the Port, Capt. E. T. Parsons, R.N. City Docks: Water Bailiff and Quay Warden, Capt. S. Baker ; Deputy do., Capt. J. Turner ; Traffic Man. and Supt. of Warehouses, J. Macnab; Dock Master (Cumberland Basin), Capt. J. Tomlinson ; Deputy do., Capt. W. Cook; Dock Masier (Bathurst
G. Dando. Avonmouth Docks: Traffic Man., J. Robson ; Dock Master, Capt. C. Hodder; Lloyd's Agent, Capt. Tozer, I.N. Portishead Dock : Traffic Man., T. Butler; Dock Master, E. W. Harvey ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., F. W. Bisshop; Lloyd's Agent, F. Barnard.
Hotels.-"Grand,” “Royal College Green,” T. J. Chapman ; “Clifton Down," H. F. Barton ; “Grosvenor," Misses Stockham and Vallender; “Colston,” The Manageress; and “St. Vincent Rocks,” The Manageress.
BRITON FERRY.-See Neath.
W. side of Torbay. Ry. Gt. Western. Auth. Commrs. under Statute i Vict., c. 75, and Brixham Harb. Orders 1875 and 1877. THW. f. and c. 6h 14m. There are no docks, but a breakwater is in course of construction. When completed the harb. will have area of 145 acres, with D. from 6 to 24ft.
Official.-Clerk, W. P. Spark.
Isle of Thanet. Auth. Pier and Harb. Commrs., acting under Statutes 31 and 45 Geo. III c. 86 and 102. THW. f. and c. uh 38m. W. prev. N. Area of harb. about it acres. No vessels can enter at LW., but ships of 120 tons enter HW. D. HWST. 7ft.
Charge. - 1/6 per ton on coal.
of Dornock Firth. Auth. Owner, the Duke of Sutherland. THW. f. and c. uh 38m. Used by about 70 coasters of up to about 70 tons. There are no dues.
Official.-Factor, D. McLean, Esq., Goldspie. BROUGHTY FERRY.-See Dundee. Pier with roft D. at end LW. A lifeboat station. Ry. N.B. BRUCEHAVEN, Linlithgow. Sub-port of Grangemouth.
D. HWST. 1oft ; HWNT. 6ft. BRUCKLESS, Donegal, Ireland. A small harbour belonging
to the Grand Jury of Co. Donegal. Official.-F. Gahan, Esq., C.Ě., County Surveyor, Donegal. BRYERS.-See Scilly. BUCKHAVEN, Fifeshire. Lat. 56° 10' N ; long. 3° 1'44" W.
5 miles from Dysart. No harb. auth. THW. f. and c. 2h 33m.
BUCKIE, Nether, Banffshire. Situated on the river Buckie.
Lat. 57° 40' N; long. 3° 0' W. Auth. Owner, Sir Robert Glendonwyn Gordon. THW. f. and c. 12h 43m. W. most dangerous NĖ. Area of harb. about 2 acres. D. 9 to lift at HWST., and 7 to gst at HWNT. Entrance nearly dry at LW. Used principally by fishing boats. BUCKIE (Cluny Harb.). Accn. Basin 500ft by 250ft with
900ft quayage and 2 jetties. Outer En. Soft wide. Inner En. 36ft wile. D. 8ft LW., 19ft HWST., and 16ft HWNT. Auth. Owner, Mr. Gordon, of Cluny. A lifeboat station.
Official.-Harb. Master, Robert Reid.
4° 32' W. Auth. Owner, W. Davey, of Hele Bridge, Marham, Church Stratton. THW. f. and c. 6h 3m. Quayage in the canal of about soost frontage with D. 1oft HW. No entrance except at HW. A lifeboat station.
BUDLE CREEK.-See Warrewater.
this place in 12ft at HW. BURGHEAD, Elgin, Scotland. Lat. 57° 43'N ; long. 3° 20' W.
Auth. Owner, William Young, under the Burg. head Harb. Act, 1858, and Burghead Harb. Order, 1881. THW. f. and c. i1h 45m. W. prev. W., most dangerous NE. D. at entrance 7st LWST., 20ft HWST. LV. steamer 527 tons. Burghead affords great facilities for despatching steamers, having railway accommodation all round the quays. Crane always lying at quays in readiness for discharging vessels.
Pilotage (compulsory). —-3d per ton reg. on all vessels loading or discharging or windbound, and ad per ton on steamers.
Charges. --4d per ton reg. on vessels loading or discharging coastwise, ad per ton reg. on windbound vessels.
Officials. -- Grigor and Young, Solicitors, Elgin ; Harb. Mast., Capt. A. Taylor ; Collector, C. F. Morrison.
long. 3° 0' W. A landing place, dry at LW., leased by the M. and L. and S. W. Ry. Comps. since 1885 under the Burnham Tidal Harbour Act. No harb. dues.
Official.—R. Speight, Secretary, Derby.
D. on bar 12ft HWST., 6ft HWNT. BURNTISLAND, Firth of Forth. Lat. 56° 3' N ; long. 3°14' W.
Pop. 5,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Act, 1881. P. c. THW. 2h 24m; Sp. rise 16fft ; N. rise 123ft._W. prev. SW. and W. ; most dangerous SE. and S. Ry. N.B. Tr.-I. General ; E. principally coal. LV. 1,416 tons reg.
Vessels cannot enter harb, or dock at LWST. Accn. The harb. is easy of access, and has a good roadstead in front. It has an area of u acres, enclosed by piers, with an entrance 125ft wide, facing south. D. between pierheads 6ft LWST., and over rest of harb. dry. There is a wet dock of 5% acres; entrance 3011 wide ; depth 22ft bin over sill at ST ; about 1,900ft of quayage.