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On Vessels employed in the "Coasting" Trade one-half of the above rates.
NOTE.-Masters of outward bound vessels may, at their option, dispense with the services of pilots at Danger Patch Buoy.
Towage. Ships under 300 tons 6 6s; 400 tons £7 7s; 500 tons £8 8s; 600 tons 9 98; 700 tons 10 10s; and every additional 100 tons 1 Is extra. From Glasson Dock to Lancaster or vice versa, 6d per ton; and 9d if towed up and down.
Officials.-Gen. Man. M. Ry., J. Noble, Derby; Gen. Man. L. & N.W. Ry., J. Findlay, London; Harb. Mast. Lancaster and Glasson Dock, A. Russell; Harb. Mast., Morecambe, J. M. Sibbald; Dock Mast., Glasson, W. N. Greenwood.
NOTE. The Commissioners are rebuilding and extending the new quay at Lancaster. It will be completed early in 1890, and will extend for 500ft along the river front.
LAND'S END, Cornwall. THW. f. and c. 4h 30m.
LANGSTON HARBOUR, Portsmouth, Hants. There is abt 14ft on bar. Open to S. winds.
Official.- Quay Master, A. Little. LARGO, Fifeshire. Lat. 56° 13' N; long. 2° 56′ W. The birthplace of Alex. Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe. NB. Auth. Owner, Geo. Johnston, Esq., of Largo. Accn. A pier carried out to half tide; D. 4ft LW. Used by coasters loading potatoes and linseed cake. W. prev. E. and N., most dangerous E THW. f. and c. 2h 20m.
Charges. Dues 6d to 1/ per ton. Cargo Id to 6d per ton.
LARGS, Aryshire. Lat. 55° 50' N; long. 4° 50' W. Rys. Glasgow & SW., and Caledonian. A small harb. used by passenger steamers and coasters up to about 90 tons.
at LW. 3ft. Auth. Joint Stock Co., under Act 2 William IV., c. THW. f. and c. 11h 55m.
Charges.-2d per ton on all vessels over 20 tons.
Officials. Sec., J. Boyd; Harb. Master, R. Wright.
LARNE, Co. Antrim. Lat. 54° 51' N ; long. 5° 47′ W. Rys. Belfast and Northern Counties, and Ballymena and Larne. Auth. Owner, J. Chaine, Esq., under Prov. Order, confirmed by the Pier and Harbours Confirmation Act, 1871 and 1888. THW. f. and c. 10h 40m. Accn. A pier harb. ; piers carried out to 18ft LW., and 26ft HW. Crane power to 10 tons. LV. 3,986 tons. W. prev. W., most dangerous E. to SE.
Charges. Home 4d per ton, foreign 6d. per schedule.
Official.-Harb. Master, Wm. Dalton.
Rates on goods as
LAUGHARNE (Barks-under-Clyffe), Towy River, Carmarthenshire. Lat. about 51° 22' N; long. 4° 20′ W.
A harb. used by small colliers. W. prev. SW. No harb. authority.
Official.-The Recorder, David Wilkin.
A fishing harb., 17 miles SE.
Official.-Principal Coast Officer, F. Harris.
LEITH, Midlothian. On the Water of Leith, adjoining Edinborough. Lat. 55° 59′ N; long. 3° 10' W. Pop. 78,000. Auth. Commissioners, under Docks Act, 1875. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 2h 17m; Sp. rise 16ft; N. rise 12ft; R. of N. 9ft. D. on bar 1oft LWST. W. prev. W. Rys. Cal. and N. B. Tr.-I. Grain, hemp, provisions, cattle, esparto, fibre, ores, timber, manure, wines, sugar, fruit, &c. ; E. Iron, hardware, coal, canvas, machinery, chemicals, fire-bricks, manures, herrings, spirits, ales, &c. LV. Mentmore, 2,230 tons. The En. to the harb. and docks between the two piers is 77yds wide. Accn. Area of harb. and docks :
In addition there is the entrance channel, sometimes designated "harbour" between the piers; this portion is not used for vessels lying to discharge cargo, but simply as an entrance to the docks and harb. Dry Docks, &c. :
Hydraulic and steam cranes lifting up to 65 tons. Hydraulic coal cranes and hoists. Very extensive quay shed accommodation. Quayage length, 9,000ft.
Charges.-Rates on goods. Rates on vessels.
Pilotage. (Leith Harbour and Docks.) District. The limits of the port and harb. of Leith extending from a point at a bridge beyond or east of Seafield Toll Bar; eastward of Leith to Wardie Brow or Brae westward of Newhaven, and half-way across the Firth of Forth. (These limits are extended for pilotage purposes by Article 8 of the Bye-laws and Regulations.) Rates per foot. Inwards :-7ft dft. and under 5/10; above 7 and not ex. 8ft 8/; above 8 and not ex. 9ft 9/9; above 9 and not ex. 1oft 11/8; above 10 and not ex. 11ft 13/9; above II and not ex. 12ft 16/; above 12 and not ex. 13ft 19/6; and for every foot or part of a foot above 13 an additional charge of 1/6. Extra attendance :-For each 24 hours extra attendance on board, when requested by the master, to the master pilot 3/, and to each of the boatmen 1/6. Pilot boats and crews -For vessels from foreign ports under 70 tons 4/; for vessels from foreign ports of 70 and not ex. 120 tons 5/; for vessels from foreign ports ex. 120 and not ex. 250 tons 6/; for vessels from foreign ports ex. 250 tons 9. Coasting vessels of any size which take a pilot boat to be charged 2/6 for boat's and men's attendance, besides the pilotage. Outwards :-Outward rates one-half of those inwards. (Leith, Trinity House.) District. The Firth of Forth from Fife Ness on the north to St. Abb's Head on the south; the Corporation also have power to license pilots "for seas and firths and along the coasts and islands of the Northern and German Oceans." Rates. For piloting vessels from St. Abb's Head or Bell Rock to Harb. Pilots limits or Leich Roads, and from there to Carron Roads, &c., and vice versa :—
For distances between St. Abb's Head to May Island or Bass, and thence to Leith Roads 3/ per league to be deducted from above rates, but in no case shall the pilot's fee be reduced more than onehalf The daily pay of a pilot during detention shall, exclusive of his proper pilotage, be 5/ for every lay day after the day of the vessel's arrival, over and above his proper maintenance out of the ship's stores. For pilotage, from sea, into and out of the sounds and roadsteads in the Orkney Islands.
Ist. From five miles seaward of Hoy
2nd. From sea through Hoy Sound to
From Leith to
Alloa, Kennetpans, and
Kirkcaldy, Dysart, and
Crail and Dunbar.
And 3/ every 20 tons additional. From ports E. of Leith, 10/ extra Harbour Towage.-Inwards, 24d per reg. ton; outwards, 20. per ton. Second boat, id per reg. ton. From Leith, clear of Inchkeith, 24d per ton. No difference for ships in ballast. Distance money as per agreement. The steam tug owners will not be responsible for any damage while towing.
Officials. Clerk to Commrs., J. Torry; Gen. Supt. of harb. and docks, P. Whyte, M.I.C.E.; Coll. of dues, J. T. Carmichael; Dock Master, G. Rose; Coll. of H.M. Cust., G. Conolly; Board of Trade Surv., G. Carlisle.
LERWICK, Shetland Isles. Lat. 60° 10' N ; long. 1°8′ W. Pop. about 5,000. Auth. Harbour Trustees. P. NC. THW. 10h 30m; Sp. rise 6ft ; N. rise 4ft. D. in harb. or bay, ST. varying throughout from 10 to 60ft; NT. 4 to 54ft. Tr.-I. Fish curing stock, ice, timber; E. Fish. Accn. Harb, is a capacious landlocked bay on the W. side of Brassey Sound. A new deep water pier is now open for traffic; 12ft of water at LWST.
Charges. At pier, as per schedule. There are private quays in the roads at which dues may be charged, but the owners have no legal right to charge.
Pilotage.-District not defined. Rates as per agreement.
Officials.-Clerks to Commrs., Sievwright & Macgregor; Harb. Master, George Allison; Coll. of Cust., Receiver of Wreck, and Supt. of Mercantile Marine, J. Dodsworth; Registrar of R. N. R., Coastguard Officer and Drill Supt. R.N.R., T. Johnstone.
LEVEN, Fifeshire, at the mouth of the Leven. D. HWST. 12ft, HWNT. 8ft.
Charges.-Harb. dues, id per ton.
LIMEKILNS, Fifeshire, a sub-port of Bo'ness. D. at HWST. 13ft and HWNT. 8ft.
LIMERICK. On the river Shannon, 60 miles from the Atlantic. Lat. 52° 40' N; long. 8° 37′ W. Pop. 48,3co. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Act 1867. P. NC. THW. 6h Icm; Sp. rise 183ft; N. rise 13ft. W. prev. NW. and NE. Rys. G.S. & W., W. & L., L & E.L. & F. Tr.-I. Manufactured goods, coal, iron, tea, sugar, tobacco, wine, and timber; E. Corn, provisions, and agricultural produce. LV. 1,483 tons. Accn. Harb.is about 1,600yds long, and 150yds wide. Docks, &c.:
Good warehouse accn.; hand cranes up to 7 tons.
Charges.-Port and harb. charges, foreign and coastwise from 3d to 1/3 reg. ton. Dues on goods.
Pilotage.-District. From quays and docks of Limerick to I oop Head and Kerry Head, at mouth of the river Shannon.
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