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There are twenty-three Graving Docks-viz., Liverpool :

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Total length of floor of the Liverpool Graving Docks

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* Sill above Datum.

NOTE. - The depth of water over the sills of the Sandon Graving Docks can be increased to any desired extent by pumping into the Sandon Dock from the river, so as to allow deep-draughted vessels to enter at low neap tides

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Total length of floor of the Birkenhead Graving Docks

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The warehouse accommodation is extensive, and every modern appliance for dealing with the largest ships of the world and their cargoes is provided.

Charges. - On vessels entering the docks, dock tonnage rates ; not entering the docks, harb. rates, with wharf rates ir piers, landing stages, or quays be used. On goods, if imported or exported, foreign, dock rates and town dues; if coast wise, town dues only.

Pilotage.- District. Compulsory inward pilotage extends from the Middle Mouse, on the coast of Anglesea, to the river Mersey ; and compulsory outward pilotage from the Mersey to the fairway buoys of the sea channels of the Mersey. Rates. Inwards:From Middle Mouse Island, on the true bearing of south, or from any point between the Middle Mouse and Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the same bearing 9/ ; from Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the true bearing of south, or from any point between the Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the above bearing and the Queen's Channel bar 8/ foot. Outwards :-To the bar light vessel, if the vessel proceeds through the Queen's Channel, or to the north-west buoy of Hoyle, if the vessel proceeds through the Rock Channel, 4/ foot; coasting vessels pay one-half of the above rates in proportion for every half-foot, but no allowance is made for any dft. above or under half a foot, and no vessel shall pay for less than Sft ; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Liverpool 9/, * inwards; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Beaumaris or Holyhead 10/; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Lancaster Sound or Pile a Foudre 13/; from Ormes Head to Liverpool 8/* , from Liverpool to bar lightship or Horse Channel, fairway buoy 47,* outwards; to river Dee 8/; to Lancaster Sound, Pile a Foudre, or Beaumaris 10/; to Ormes Head 8/; to Point Lynas or Isle of Man 9/; to Holyhead 11/6; to Tuskar, Bristol Channel, Clyde, or Belfast 14/; to Start Point 19/; to Dungeness 24/ ; Liver. pool, trial trip, not farther than NW. lightship and back 8/* foot ; coasting vessels one-half the above rates; every additional foot and every half foot charged proportionately, but no allowance made for anything under half a foot. All vessels drawing less than 81t to be charged the Sft rate. Transporting Rates and other Pilotage Charges :-For a vessel of any dst., from any dock in Liverpool or

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Birkenhead, or river, to any other dock in Liverpool or Birkenhea I,
or river 20/; ditto, Garston, or vice versii 40/; ditto, any landing.
stage or pier and back to river or dock 20%. If the services of a
pilot be required on board a vessel while at anchor in the river
Nersey, day 5/. If a pilot be carried away under circunstances of
unavoidable necessity, he shall be allowed 10/6 day for every day
and part of a day until he can return to duty; and if he be landed
to find his way back to Liverpool, from any of the undermentioned
places, or if he be sent to a vessel at any of the said places, he is to
be allowed travelling expenses as follows-viz., to or from Mostyn
or any place on the western shore of the river Dee, or Fleetwood
10/; for any greater distance not further than from Holyhead or
Pile a Foudre 20/; ditto Dublin 30/; ditto Glasgow, Bellast,
Waterford, or Bristol Channel 40/; ditto Queenstown or London-
derry 50/. All inward-bound ships, except coasting vessels in ballast
or under 100 tons register, are subject to compulsory pilotage, and
must display a signal for a pilot on coming within the limits of the
outer pilot station, viz., when the Middle Mouse bears S. by W. W.
by compass, under a penalty of £5, and must take a pilot from the
first pilot boat which shall display the usual signal offering a pilot,
under a penalty of double pilotage in each instance of omission to
take a pilot when oflered. Outward-bound ships liable to com-
pulsory pilotage must take the first pilot who offers.
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per hour. River Towage :
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River to Garston, under 200 tons £4; under 400, £5; under 800, £8; over 800, £ 10. From south of Tranmere Slip to any pier north of Prince's Dock Basin £3 extra ; from any part of the river to Brunswick Pier £2 extra. These extra charges apply to vessels over 800 tons; sor vessels under 800 tons £1. Hanging on in river. -Vessels under 700 tons 30/ hour; above 700 tons 40/ hour. Attendance on vessels clearing anchors. -Over 800 tons 50/; under 800, 40/ hour. On ships. For the first three hours £ 2 hour, and 30 hour for any number of hours beyond the first three. If em

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ployed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. 211 US. All the above rates exclusive of the use of hawser. To sea or down Channel, and tug crdered to return with ship, to be paid the full, and one-half towage for distance towed. From pier or river to between Rock and Crosby Lightship and back to river, hall

towage to Bell Buoy ; from pier or river to between Crosby and Formby Lightships and back to river, full towage to Bell Buoy ; from pier or river to between Formly Lightship and Bell Buoy and back to river, full and half towage to Bell Buoy. Towage charged by the hour if the tug is taken beyond the stage agreed upon. is engaged to tow a ship to any port or station, but through stress of weather or other unavoidable circumstances she is separated from the ship, the tug to he paid pro rala for the distance towed AIL engagements made for towing from sea to be to river only, unless the vessel can be taken direct to the pier on the same flood tide as she is towed up. When a tug is ordered, attends, and is not employed, the vessel to pay one-half the rate of towage of such ship from pier to pier. Note –Other towage rates are sometimes substituted for these by special agreement. Charge for hawsers.-Under 500 tons : In river £1; Bell Buoy 62; beyond Bell Buoy £4; beyond Holyhead 65. Over 500 ions : In river £2; Bell Buoy £4; beyond Bell Buoy £8 ; beyond Holyhead £10.

Officials.-Sec., E. Gittins; Engineer, G. F. Lyster; Solicitor, A. T. Squarey ; Chief Accountant, W. H. Livesey ; Harb. Master, H. M. Liardet; Supt. of Pilotage, R. P. J. Simpson; Water Bailiff, F. O. Simpson ; Assist. Harb. Masters, D. Ë. K. Grant, G. Wilson, T. J. Shepherd ; Dock Masters, W. Parry, J. T. Gould, C. Leggett, W. Long, S. Molyneux, O. Pritchard, G. Palmer, J. L. Harris, R. A. Crafter, W. Wilson, J. T. Partridge, D. R. Dean ; Traffic Mans., G. B. Proctor, supt., T. W. Hawkins. R. Sutherland, J. Garniss, J. Grundy, L. J. Watson, F. E. Sharpe ; Dock Warehouse Supts., G. B. Proctor, W. S. Brice; Principal Examiner, W. Maddox ; Receivers of Dues, T. J. Farrell, J. Halsall, J. H. Montgomery, E. James. LLANDULAS, Carnarvonshire. Near River Clwy. There are

4 jetties used for loading stone, but no harb. A lifeboat station. LLANELLY, Carmarthenshire. On the river Bury, 14 miles

S by E. of Carmarthen. Lat. 51° 40' N; long. 4° 0' 25" W. Pop. 24,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, acting under Acts 53 Geo. III., c. 183 ; 6 and 7 Vict., c. 88 ; 21 and 22 Vict., c. 72; 27 and 28 Vict., c. 203 ; 31 and 32 Vict., c. 132 ; 41 Vict., c. 83. P. C. THW. 6h. 16m; Sp. rise 25ft ; N. rise 18 ft. D. on bar at LWST. 6 to 8ft. W. prev. SW. Rys. L. & N.W.and G.W. Tr.-I. General ; E. Metals and general. LV. 1,000 to

Docks, &c. :

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Charges.--Dues id ton on all goods, and id package as per tarift. Buoyage dues Id reg. ton; light dues fd ton.

Pilotage. -District. All vessels bound in over Burry Bar shall hoist a pilot signal immediately they pass a line drawn from the Helwick Lightship to Caldy Light. No definite marks laid down. No pilots are to quit the vessels under their charge until the Worm's Head be open from Burry Holmes, unless the captain directs. The cruising ground is from W. of the Helwick Lightship and E. of the Worm's Head. Rates :

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Rules for the payment of pilots' hobblers taking charge of ships or vessels trading over the bar, and bound to Llanelly, Pembrey, Burry Port. Limit No. 1:-If a p lot be taken on board as far to the westward as to bring Rhossily Church open to the westward of the Holmes, under 40 reg. tons 1/9; with an advance of 3d foot on every additional 25 reg. tons. Limit No. 2:-If taken on board within No. 1, but to the westward of No. 4 buoy for Burry Port, or No. 6 for Llanelly, unuer 50 reg. tons 1/ ; and 3d foot sor every additional 25 reg. tons. Pilots taken on board inside buoy No. 6 when bound for Llanelly, or inside No. 4 when bound for Pembrey, 2/6 each for hobble. If any vessel shall evade being boarded by a pilot in linit No. 1, she must pay for limit No. 1, although boarded above that limit, beside the penalty of refusing a pilot. Outwards :-Under 50 reg. tons 6d ; and 3d for every additional 25 reg. tons. Each vessel to pay 1/ for the boat. Vessels proceeding above Llanelly pay as follows, in addition to the rates inwards and outwards from Llanelly :From Llanelly to Penclawdd, under 50 reg. tons 3/6 ; from 50 to 100, 4/6; from 100 to 150, 5/6; from 150 to 200, 7/ each vessel. To Spitty, and vice verså, under 50 reg. tons 5/; from 50 to 100, 7/ ; from 100 to 150, 9/6 ; from 150 to 200, 106 each vessel. And

from Penclawdd to Spitty, and vice verså, as follows : -Under 50 . reg. tons 3/6 ; from 50 to 100, 4/6; from 100 to 150, 5/6; from 150

to 200, 7) each vessel. The following rates of harbour pilotage for all vessels under 50 reg. tons 2/ ; under 75, 2/6; under 100, 37 each vessel ; and 6d for every 25 reg. tons. For removing from or to Llanelly and Pembrey :- Under 50 reg. tons 3/6; under 75, 4/6; under ioo, 5/6 each vessel ; and 1/ for every additional 25 tons. For removing from Pembrey Harb. to Burry Port, and vice versai:Under 50 reg. tons 3/6; under 75, 4/ ; under 100, 4/6 each vessel ; and 6d extra for every additional 25 reg. tons.

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