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Towage.-Vessels from foreign parts including deck cargo ton 6d; vessels to foreign parts in ballast 5d. Coasting vessels with cargoes or limestone 4d; coasting vessels in clay ballast or light 3d reg. ton. NOTE.-Should vessels from foreign parts, or coasters, sail in without the aid of the Commissioners' tugboat, the former shall be charged 6d ton, and the latter 4d ton outward towage. Minimum charge for towage £1.

Officials. Sec. to Commrs., J. McNamara; Harb. Master, Captain Leach; Coll. of H. M. Cust., G. Keith.

DRUMORE, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Near Mull of Galloway. Auth. Owner, the Earl of Stair. Accn. Dry at half tide. D. at HWNT. 8ft, and at HWST. 12ft. W. prev. SE. to SW. THW. 11h 15m. Used principally by local boats and windbound vessels entering at HW.

Charges. Loading 2d per ton, windbound Id per ton.

Officials.-Agent, T. C. Greig, of Stanraer; Harb. Master, W. McMillan.

Hotels." Queen's Arms" and "Commercial."

DUBLIN, Dublin. On the river Liffey, 7m from the Irish Sea. Lat. 53 21 N; long. 6° 16′ W. Pop. 414,597. Auth. Port and Docks Board, under Act 30 Vict., c. 81. P. NC. THW. f. and c. at Dublin bar (Poolbeg lighthouse) 11h 12m; Sp. rise 12 to 14ft; N. rise 9 to 11ft. D. on bar at LWST. about 15ft, and at the following docks as under :-

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W. prev. W. are SW. to NW., and most dangerous are from ENE. to SE. Rys. G.N. (I.); G.S. & W.; L. & N.W.; M.; G.W.; D.W. & W. Tr. (chiefly cross Channel)-I. Sugar, grain, ice, timber, merchandise, manure, &c.; E. Grain, manure, whisky, beer and porter, linen, merchandise, &c. Largest sailing vessel at HW. was Donald McKay, 2,500 reg. ton. 24ft dft. This vessel discharged her cargo of 3,000 tons guano at the new works direct on the quay. The largest vessels that come up at LW are steamers of 400 to 480 tons of 13ft dft. The Great Eastern lay alongside Northern Quays for a winter. The En. to the harb. between the North Bull and Poolbeg lighthouses is 1,cooft wide, and is formed by the channel of the Liffey, which is quayed on both sides through the city. The area available for shipping extends from the entrance of Alexandra Basin to Butt Bridge, and, inclusive of the Alexandra Basin, the Custom House, and the Royal and Grand Canal Docks, it is 205 acres in extent. The Alexandra Basin contains 50 acres of water, having a depth of 24ft at LW. over three-fourths of its area, and 2,355 lin. ft of quay wall, on the S. and W. sides, with 24ft in line of keel at LW. The Grand Canal Docks, on the S. side of the harb., have an acreage of 25 acres, and about 2,000 yards of quayage. George's Dock (inner) is 650ft long by 300ft wide, and (outer) 320ft by 250ft wide; W. of E. 36ft. The Spencer Dock (belonging to the Midland Ry. Co. of Ireland has about one mile of quayage, is 26ft wide at entrance, and

has 5ft on sill at LW. The Custom House Old Dock is 413ft long by 210ft wide; W. of E. 35ft. The river, or harb. channel, is about 7,633 yards long, varying in width from 80 to 334 yards, with a depth at LWST. of 13ft. There are timber jetties, 3,925ft in length, outside some of the old quay walls, along both sides of the river, so as to permit the berths to be deepened to 5 to 8ft in line of keel at LW. At the S. side of the river there are 4,078 lin. ft of deep-water quays, with 19 to 22ft in line of keel at LW. On the N. side of the river there are 3,572 lin. ft of deep-water quays, with 8 to 16ft in line of keel at LW. The N. quay also extends eastward 2,142ft, with 22ft in line of keel at LW. There is a length of 3,352ft of sheds, chiefly in connection with the cross Channel trade, and tramways to an aggregate length of 14,498ft on the quays, connecting these with various railways. Graving Docks, &c. :

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Charges.-Harb. dues 10d ton; coast wise 64d.

Tonnage

duty 5d ton on timber and stone. All other goods free. Corporation dues 5/6 each vessel with goods; 13/4 with coals. Plankage, 2/6 each plank for loading or unloading. Various dock dues on ships and goods.

Pilotage.-District. On the north an imaginary straight line drawn from a point between Balbriggan and Skerries, and through Rock-a-bill Lighthouse to a point at sea three leagues distant from the nearest land on that part of the Irish coast. On the south an imaginary straight line drawn from a point in the same latitude as the South Arklow Lightship, and through the lightship on the south end of the Arklow Bank, and thence to a point at sea three leagues distant from the nearest land on that part of the Irish coast. On the east by an imaginary line drawn from the seaward extremity of the northern boundary line of a point at sea three leagues eastward of the Nose of Howth, thence to a point at sea three leagues eastward of Wicklow Head, and thence until it joins the seaward extremity of the southern boundary line. DIVISIONS OF DUBLIN PILOTAGE DISTRICT. No. 1.-Inner Pilotage Division. Inner Pilotage Division comprises the area which would be enclosed by straight lines drawn from Bray Head to the buoy on the south end of the Kish Bank, and from thence to the Kish Lightship outside the Kish Bank, and from thence on to Ireland's Eye, except so much of that area as is comprised in the Bay Pilotage Division. No. 2.-Bay Pilotage Division. The Bay Pilotage Division comprises the whole area of Dublin Bay outside the bar, and is formed by an imaginary straight line drawn from the north headland of Dublin Bay called Howth Bailey, to the south headland of Dublin Bay, called the Land's End of Dalkey. No. 3.-Outer Pilotage Division. The Outer Pilotage Division comprises the area which would be enclosed on the north by the northern boundary line of

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the Dublin Pilotage District, on the east by the eastern boundary line, on the south by the southern boundary line, and on the west by the lines forming the boundary to seaward of the Inner Pilotage Division. Rates. Inner Pilotage District. British or foreign vessels from or to foreign ports to the quays or docks of Dublin_3/ foot; into Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 2/ foot; to the quays or docks of Dublin from Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 2/6 foot; from the bar to the quays or docks of Dublin 1/ foot. For piloting (not in ballast) outwards, to any part of this division, from the quays or docks of Dublin to Poolbeg 1/ foot; from Poolbeg over the bar 1/ foot; from Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 2/ foot. Colliers or coasters, to the quays or docks of Dublin 1/6 foot; into Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 1/ foot; to the quays or docks of Dublin from Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 1,6 foot; from the bar to the quays or docks of Dublin 6d foot. For piloting (not in ballast) outwards, or to any other part of this division, from the quays or docks of Dublin to Poolbeg 1/ foot; from Poolbeg over the bar 1/ foot; from Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 1/ foot. British or foreign vessels from or to foreign ports, and colliers or coasters, in ballast, from the quays or docks of Dublin to Poolbeg 1/ foot; from Poolbeg over the bar I, foot. Bay Pilotage Division. British or foreign vessels from or to foreign ports, to the quays or docks of Dublin 2/6 foot; all other charges identical with the rates of pilotage of the Inner Pilotage Division. Outer Pilotage Division. British or foreign vessels from or to foreign ports, to the quays or docks of Dublin 4/ foot; into Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 3/ foot; from the quays or docks of Dublin 2 foot; from Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 2/ foot. Colliers or coasters, to the quays or docks of Dublin 2/6 foot; into Kingstown, Dalkey Bullock, or Sutton 2 foot. The rates in the several divisions are charged for every foot of water the vessel draws, and in proportion for every half-foot. A fractional part of a foot less than half a foot is in all cases reckoned half a foot.

Towage. From bay to quays, foreign 6d ton; coasting 2d ton. Officials.-Sec. to Port and Docks Board, N. Proud; Harb. Master, Capt. George Graves; Asst. Harb. Master, Capt. W. F. Hartford; Custom House Dock Master, Capt. F. Gill; Pilot Supt., Capt. D. Dunn; Spencer Dock Master, W. Brunton; Sec. Grand Canal Co., W. D. Cooke ; Coll. of Cust. and Rec. of Wrecks. F. G. Walpole; Lloyd's Agent, G. Bell; Lloyd's Surv, L. Franklin; Man. G.S. & W. Ry., R. S. Colhoun; Man. M.G.W. Ry, J. E. Ward; Man. (Ireland) L & N. W. Ry., W. G. Skipworth.

DUDDON RIVER, Cumberland. 3° 17' W.

Lat. 54° 12' N; long. THW. 1h 38m. Auth.

The Hodbarrow Mining Co., Ld., of Millon. D. on bar LW. 3ft, and 30ft at HW. W. prev. S. and SW.; most dangerous on bar SW., but wharf is protected by Hodbarrow Point. Crane power to 3 tons.

Charges.-Anchorage, to Lord of Manor, 4d per vessel; water rate 6d per vessel.

Official-Harb. Master, Capt. Morgan.

DUMBARTON, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, River Clyde, Ry. NB. Auth. Harb. Board under Act 1881.

THW. f. and c. oh 20m. Accn. D. on bar 8ft at LW. and 18ft at HIWST. Area. Tidal river about 1 mile long by 300ft wide constitutes the harb. There is dry dock and 2 tidal docks, all belonging to private firms. Harb. is used by vessels of up to 1,800 tons, but principally for shipbuilding, vessels of 5,000 being built.

Charges. Rates on vessels entering, using or passing through the harb. of Dumbarton:

For every vessel of 100 tons (with the exceptions under specified per ton)

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All Vessels to be charged according to net register tonnage.

Pilotage.-Nil. (See Clyde dues (Glasgow) for pilotage charged by them on vessels coming into Dumbarton.)

Officials.-Harb. Mast., W. Brown; Supt., Donald Cameron. Hotels. "Elephant ” Hotel and “Lennox " Temperance Hotel. DUMFRIES, Dumfriesshire. On the river Nith, 10 miles from Solway Firth. Lat. 55° 1' N; long. 3° 35' W. Pop. 17,090. Auth. Kiver Nith Commissioners. THW. noon; Sp. rise 6ft. D. at Dumfries, ST. 8ft ; NT. oft. Kingholm (1 mile seawards) ST. 1oft; NT. 2ft. Glencaple (5 miles seawards) ST. 15ft.; NT. 7ft. Carsethorn (mouth of the river) ST. 18ft; NT. Ioft. Rys. Cal., G. & S. W. Potatoes, seeds, and timber. and is about 4 miles long. vided by the various quays. taking vessels of 200 tons.

Tr.-I. General merchandise; E. The harb. is formed by the river Nith, There are 1,014yds of wharfage proPatent slip at Pohend, near Palnackie,

Charges.-Harb. dues, general merchandise od ton; coals and lime 2d ton. Coaling vessels 2d reg. ton. Foreign 6d ton.

Pilotage.-District not defined. Rates to or from sea 3/ foot. Towage. There are no steam tugs belonging to the port; vessels requiring towage make special agreement with owners of tugs at Maryport or Silloth.

Officials.-Harb. Master, G. Little; Clerk to Commrs. and Coll. of Harb. dues, James Carmont.

Frith of Forth.

DUNBAR, Haddingtonshire. Lat. 56° o' N; long. 2° 30′ 40′′ W. Auth. Town Coun. under Act II and 12 Vict. c. 122. Ry. N.B. A lifeboat station. Difficult of access, but secure to shipping when in. THW. f. and c. 2h 8m. Dry at LW. Victoria Harbour. D. HWST. 18ft, HWNT. 14ft. Wharfage, about 600ft. Old Harbour, HWST 12ft, HWNT

9ft 6in.

Charges.--To or from foreign ports 4d per ton reg.; coasters 3d Official. Harb. Master, W. Smith.

DUNBEATH, Caithness, a sub-port of Wick. A fishing port. D. HWST. 91st, HWNT. 6ft.

Official.-Pilot, James Sinclair.

DUNCANNON, Wexford, near Waterford.

On the Suir.

Lat. 52° 13′ 13′′ N; long. 6° 15' W. Stone piers belonging to the Government. James II. embarked here for France after the battle of the Boyne.

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DUNDALK. On Castletown River, county Louth, Ireland. Lat. 55° 38′ 40" N; long. 6° 15′ W. Pop. 12,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners under Act 1885. C. for sail; NC. for steam. THW. f. and c. 10h 56m; Sp. rise 15ft; N. rise 11ft. D. on bar 3 to 4ft OST. W. prev. W. and SW.; most dangerous SE. Rys. G.N. (I)., and D.N. & G. Tr.-I. Coals, iron, corn, bricks, slates, &c.; E. Cattle, butter, grain, ale, timber, &c. LV. a steamship of Soo reg. ton. No vessels enter the harb. at LWST. Accn. The channel at the town is about 300ft wide, and vessels lie alongside the quays partly waterbound; the length of channel in the inner harb. is about 9,000ft. There are numerous quays on the S. side of the channel, viz., George's, Brown's, Martin's, Duffy's, and Williamson's. There is a patent slipway 400ft long x 40ft wide; R. of T. ST. 151⁄2ft; NT. 9ft ; and good warehouse accn. Crane power up to 15 tons.

Charges.-Mooring buoys 50% off published rates.

Pilotage.-District. For inward pilots. From an imaginary line drawn straight from seaward end of Dunany Point to seaward end of Cooley Point, to Dundalk quays. For outward pilots. Quay to bar or lighthouse. Rates:

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