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ABERAVON.-See Port Talbot. ABERAYRON, Cardiganshire, Wales. Bay of Cardigan Lat. 52° 14' N; long. 4° 15′ W. Pop. about Auth, Owner, Alban Gwynne, Esq., under Statute 47 Geo. III.THW. f. and c. 7h 25m. D. Dry at LW.; 12ft at HWST. Accn. Harb. of about 5 acres, with stone piers on N. and W. sides, each 396ft long, extending to half-tide mark. W. prev. NW. to NE. Tr.-I. Coal and limestone; E. Oats, pigs, butter, and timber. Harb. is used chiefly by locally owned vessels, drawing from 8ft to 14ft OST.
Charges. 2d per ton reg. on ships, I/ per ton on cargo. Officials.-Harb. Master, Thomas Davies; Shipping Agent, Capt. Williams; Lloyd's Agent, Joseph Rees.
Hotel. Feathers Royal," J. Davies.
ABERDEEN, Aberdeenshire. On the Dee. Lat. 57° 8' 20" N ; long. 2° 3′ 55′′ W. Pop. 153,000. Auth. Harb. Commission, incorporated under Act of Parliament, 58 and 59 Vict., c. 136. P. NC. THW. 1 hour f. and c. Sp. rise 13ft; N. rise 1oft; D. on bar at LWST. 14ft. W. prev. are from SW., and most dangerous gales on coast are from SSE, to ESE. Rys. Cal. and G.N. (S.) Tr.-I. Coal, lime, iron, cement, salt, granite, timber, bones, esparto, fibre, slates, manures, grain, &c.; E. Cattle, oats, granite, pit props, paper, fish, oats, wheat, herrings, &c. At HW. of ST. vessels of 25ft dft. enter the harb., and at LW. vessels drawing 12ft enter. The navigation channel, the entrance to the harb. and docks is formed by the N. pier, extending 2,000ft into the German Ocean, and S. breakwater running out about 1,000ft from the shore. W. of E. 600ft. En. to Victoria Dock, one 70ft wide, with a HWD. of 26ft.; lock 250ft x 60ft wide, over which there is a HWD. of 22ft. Accn. :Average Depth. Average Depth. Areas. H.W.O.S.T. L.W.O.S.T. Acres. Ft. Ft. 40'515 27 30°323 28 24'948 24 21749 25 7.815 25
Tidal Harbour, 1,7201t. × 860ft.
125'350 Extensive warehouses and cranage accommodation up to 10 tons; shears to lift 75 tons. Particulars of Patent Slipways :
14 on bar.
18 to 22
H. of T.
Lifting power, 425 tons.
Charges. Rates on vessels vary from 1d to 1/3 reg. ton. Lights, flags, or signals 4d reg. ton for all vessels.
Pilotage. District. The harb., the rivers Dee and Don, the coast between these rivers, and the coast southward from the mouth
of the Dee to the extremity of the city's precincts or boundary on the Torry or south side of the Dee. Rates. Inwards pilotage rates :--Sailing Vessels. £ s. d. For Vessels under 50 tons.... o 5 0 50 and under 75 O 7 6
For each additional 100 tons or part thereof 5s.
Outward pilotage rates-one half the inward rate, but not in any case less than 5/. For any vessel arriving in the lower basin or tidal harbour after the dock gates are shut :-For vessels under 150 tons 3; for vessels 150 tons and upwards 5/. For each tide's work in the harb. each man in boat 2/. For any vessel calling in the bay for orders, and not entering the harb., requiring the services of a pilot boat, 20/, which shall include taking off orders. If after the expiry of 12 hours any pilot is detained on board, he shall be paid 2/6 for each tide during which he is detained; and if, after the expiry of such time, the pilot boat is required, 1/ for each man in boat for each passage between the harb. and vessel. Vessels paying pilotage rates may have use of boat and crew for mooring and unmooring at :--under 400 tons 2s. 6d.; under 1,000 tons 5s.;
Towage Ordinary Sea Towage (by one or more tugs). From the docks or tidal harb. to the bay, or from the bay or outside Abercrombie's jetty, or vice versa, with cargo, reg. ton 24d. ; with ballast 2d. Harb. Towage. Between Abercrombie's jetty and the docks: If 200 tons or under 6/ ; above 200 and not ex. 500 tons10/; above 500 tons and not exceeding 800 tons 20/; 800 and not exceeeing 1,200 tons 30/; 1,200 tons and upwards 40/. From one part of the harb. or docks to another: If 200 tons or under 10/; above 200 tons and not exceeding 500 tons 15/; above 500 tons and not exceeding 800 tons 20/; above 800 tons and not exceeding 1,200 tons 25/ for each additional 100 tons 2/6; a second tug if required, half rates. In the event of any vessel being towed into the tidal harb. after the dock gates are shut, the tugboat shall, if required, continue the towage of such vessel into the dock the following tide without any additional charge. Minimum towage outwards or inwards 5 Steam vessels requiring the service of a steam tug or tugs, while entering or leaving the harb., Id. per ton of their register tonnage for the first or only tug required, and I for each addtional tug.
Officials.-Sec., W. Gordon; Treas. and Coll. of Harb. and Shore dues, James A. Ross; Dock and Harb. Master, Capt. W. A. Crombie; Engineer, R. Gordon Nicol; Supt. of Works, Hugh Munro; Gen. Man. of G. N. (S.) Ry., W. Moffatt; Lloyd's Agent, W. R. Aiken ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., W. M. Callander. Hotels.-Palace, Grand, Imperial, Douglas.
ABERDOUR, Fifeshire. N. side of Firth of Forth, about 8 miles NW. of Edinburgh. Lat. 56° 10' N ;
long. 3° 20' W. Post-town, Aberdour. Pop. 1,900. Owner, the Earl of Morton. Agent, David Campbell, Edinburgh. THW. f. and c. 2h 34m. Accn. Wooden pier 250ft long, with jetty carried out to 4ft LWST.; 16ft water at HWST.; dry, LW.; Neaps rise 1oft.
Charges. Id per ton reg, on vessels; Id per ton on cargo.
ABERDOVEY, Merionethshire. At the mouth of the Dovey, Bay of Cardigan. Lat. 52° 30' N; long. 4° 15' W. Pop. 1,500. Auth. Cam. Ry. Co., under lease from the Crown. THW. f. and c. 8h om. D. on bar 3ft 6in LWST., and 19ft HWST., but is subject to frequent alteration. Accn. Pier 367ft carried out to 12ft LWST., and a wharf 365ft long. Railway alongside. W. prev. NE. to SW., and most dangerous S. to E. Tr. Live stock, slates, lead-ore, grain, cement, fish, &c. LV. Steamers from the Baltic with cargoes of timber up to 1,200 tons. Steam crane power. A lifeboat station.
Charges.-Moorage of vessels, ad per ton reg.; slates, coal, bricks, iron, 2d per ton; timber, grain, flour, cotton, wool, petroleum, and general merchandise, 3d per ton actual weight.
Towage. As per arrangement.
Officials.-Secretary & Gen. Manager, Cam. Ry., Oswestry, C. S. Denniss; Lewis Edwards, Harb. Master; T. Lewis, Coll. of Customs, Aberystwith; E. Lewis, Lloyd's Agent.
Hotel. The " Dovey."
ABERFFRAW, Anglesea. A creek of Beaumaris. refuge in E. or N. winds.
A bay of D. 15fms. HWST. Wharfage free. W. Jones, Dep. Lloyd's Agent and Harb. Master. ABERLADY (PEFFER BURN), East Lothian. THW. at f. and c. same as Leith. Very small trade. Official.-H. Welch, Merchant. ABERTHAW, Glamorganshire. In the Bristol Channel, between St. Donats and Porthkerry. Lat. 51° 22′ N; long. 3° 20' W. No Harb. Auth. THW. 6h 48m. Tr. Aberthaw lime. ABERYSTWITH, Cardiganshire, Wales. At the joint
outlets of the rivers Rheidol and Yst with. Lat. 52° 24′ 30′′ N ; long. 4° 5' 30" W. Pop. 7,600. Auth. Corporation of Aberystwith (Act of Parliament, 1874). Railway along Rheidol Valley contemplated. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 7h 31m; Sp. rise 15ft; N. rise 1oft. D. on bar uncertain, as bar shifts. W. Most dangerous are SW. to W. by N. Rys. Cam. and Manch. and Milford. Tr.-I. Timber, coal, limestone, bricks, culm, hemp; E. Lead and copper ore, bark, corn, timber. LV. 367 reg. ton. The area of the harb. is 20 acres, dry at LWST. Quayage space for about 670ft is accessible to vessels of 500 tons. East Quay about 250ft long, with 14ft water HWST.; West Quay about 8ooft long, with 12ft water HWST. There are two powerful capstans with ropes on each side of the harb. entrance, and a 3-ton A lifeboat station.
Charges. -Harb. dues vary from 2d coastwise to 6d foreign. Vessels exclusively employed in fishing are exempt from payment of harb. dues.
Pilotage.-District not defined. Rates. As per agreement. Towage.-As per agreement.
Officials.-Town Clerk, A. J. Hughes; IIarb. Master, Capt.
Henry Humphreys; Coll. of H. M. Cust., Mr. Mortimer; Lloyd's Agent, H. Humphreys.
Hotels.-"Belle Vue," W. H. Palmer; "Gogerddan Arms," Reufus Williams; "Queen's," W. H. Palmer; "Talbot," Elizabeth Jones: "Cambria," F. Edens.
ACARSAID, Island of Skye, Hebrides. Lat. 57° 10' N ; long. 6° 2' W. Bar dries at LW., 13ft at HWST., and 1oft at HWNT. THW. 6h. 28m. ACKERGILL, Caithness, 3 miles N. of Wick. Lat. 58° 26' N ; long. 3° 8' W. Auth. Owner, G. Duff Dunbar, Esq., of Hempriggs. THW. 10h. 58m. Accn. A pier of masonry about 100ft long, used by fishing boats and by steamers loading into boats. D. Alongside 15ft HWOST., and 8ft at entrance of creek at LWST. There are no charges. W. prev. S., most dangerous NE. A lifeboat station. The harb. was destroyed by storms some years since. There is a good anchorage in the bay, with S. winds. Official.-Harb. Master, Wm. Thain.
Hotel. The nearest is at Wick.
ALDEBURGH, Suffolk. Lat. 52° 6' N ; long. 1° 30' E. Pop. about 2,120. A small port 12 miles from the mouth of the river Alde,_convenient for laying up yachts. There is no harb. authority. Tr.-Malt and grain. THW. 10h 45m. Sp. rise at sea 8ft. ; N. 6}st. Wharfage 11ft HWST., on bar 11ft HWST., 9ft HWNT. THW. Slaughden Quay (where vessels unload), full and change 12h 30m. A lifeboat station.
Charges.-Coals, 4d per ton; timber, 3d per load; bricks, 9d per 1000; manure, 44d per ton.
Officials.-J. O. Williams, Deputy Receiver of Wrecks; Chief Customs Officer, Lieut. Muir, Chief Boatman, Coast Guard, and Acting Customs Officer, T. Fry; Harb. Master, Henry Harling; Lloyd's Agent, W. H. Hall.
Hotels. "White Lion," G. Garrett, merchant and maltster; "East Suffolk,' Brudenell," and "Wentworth Castle." ALDERNEY.-See Channel Islands.
ALLINGTON LOCK, Medway (Lower). Navigation : navigable to Maidstone, which is two miles beyond. Double lock length 186ft, breadth 21ft 3in; depth over sill: HWST. 1oft, NT. 6ft. LW. Winter 2ft, summer ift. Depth between locks and Maidstone about 8ft. Tugs from Rochester to locks; above, to Maidstone, horse towage. Vessels of 140 tons burden pass through. (See also Maidstone.)
Official.-Lock Master and Collector, John Rose.
ALLOA, Clackmannanshire. On N. bank of Firth of Forth, 20 miles above Queensferry. Lat. 57° 7' N; long. 3° 44′ W. Pop. 10,600. Auth. North British Railway Company. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 3h 18m; Sp. rise 17ft; N. rise 15ft; R. of N. 1offt. D. on bar, Sp. 22ft to 24ft; N. 16ft. W. prev. from NW., not dangerous to shipping in the harb. Rys. Cal. and N.B. Tr.-I. Grain, timber, iron, dyewood, &c.; E. Pig-iron, coal, timber, dyewood, &c. No vessels can enter the harb. at LW. of ST. The harb. consists of a line of open quays and a wet dock; new entrance in 1895. Dock 630ft x 195ft, has an area of 3 imperial acres, depth ST. 194ft and NT. 15ft, and quayage 1,600ft. There are
400 yds of quayage space in tidal harb., also dry dock 210ft long, 37ft wide, 11ft deep at OHW. Cranes for lifting 20 tons of grain per hour, and two steam cranes for coals.
Charges.-Harb. dues 2d and 3d reg. ton. into or using any wet dock 34d to I/ reg. ton. ballast and loading out 34d per ton. Vessels entering to load from another vessel, overside, half dues. Rates on goods vary from id to 1/ and 2/5 per ton for gunpowder. Anchorage rates id and 3d reg. ton.
Rates on entering Vessels entering in
Pilotage. District. From St. Abb's Head to Alloa, and vice versa. Rates. Same as Leith.
Towage. As per Leith tariff.
Officials. Coll. Harb. Dues, John Melvin ; Harb. Master, Capt. Lindsay; Graving Dock Mans., The Alloa Dry Dock and Engineering Co. Ld.; Coll. of H.M. Cust., Mr. Mackay; Lloyd's Agent, J. Bain.
Hotel.-"Ye Schooner," T. Binks.
Hotel." Royal Oak."
ALLONBY, Cumberland, 21 miles SW. from Carlisle. A few boats employed in the cod and herring fisheries. ALNMOUTH, Northumberland. At the mouth of the Aln. Lat. 55° 22' N; long. 1° 33′ W. Auth. Owner, the Rt. Hon. Earl Percy. THW. f. and c. 2h 40m. D. on bar HWST. about 13ft 6in. W. prev. NE. Used by fishing boats and by timber-laden vessels of under 200 tons. Harb. dues; 1/ per vessel, if requiring ballast 6d per vessel. A lifeboat station. Officials.-Agent, E. G. Wheler, Esq., Alnwick Castle; Harb. Master, Robt. Simpson; Pilot, G. Richardson; Lloyd's Agent, R. Taylor.
AMLWCH, Anglesea. Lat. 53° 25' N; long. 4° 36' W. Tr. I. Coal, sulphur, copper ore, ochre, and guano. Auth. Harb. Trustees, constituted by Statute 31 Geo. III. c. 125. Rys. The Anglesea Central and L. & N. W. Accn. A tidal harb. excavated from solid rock, can contain 20 vessels of about 200 tons each. THW. f. and c. 10h 30m; 16ft HWST.; 9ft HWNT. W. prev. N. to W. and SW. Used by coasters of about 200 tons. Berths for about 6 vessels.
Charges.-8d per ton reg. on vessels loading and unloading, and 6d per ton on all loading or unloading; other vessels 4d per ton, with a rebate of Id per ton on vessels leaving the harbour within 30 days after arrival, except in case of vessels to or from foreign ports. Officials. Harb. Master, James E. Williamson; Lloyd's Agent, L. Thomas. Port Dues to be paid to National Provincial Bank. Hotels.-" Dinorben," "Bull Bay."
ANCHMASTER, Caithness. A small fishery harb., near Clyth. ANNALONG, Co. Down, Ireland. Lat. 54° 10' N; long. 5° 50' W. Tr.-I. Coal, meal, flour, general. E. Granite, potatoes. Auth. The Grand Jury of co. Down, under 16 and 17 Vict., c. 136, s. 7. THW. 11h 30m. Accn. Area of harb. about 1 rood 16 perches. Depth, HWST. 11ft; HWNT. 6 ft. Dries at three-quarters ebb. Used by fishing boats of 9ft dft. and local vessels loading dressed granite. Quay frontage 609ft. LV. 230 tons.