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ABERAVON.-See Port Talbot.
Lat. 52° 14' N ; long. 4° 15' W. Pop. about 1,200. Auth. Owner, Alban Gwynne, Esq., under Statute 47 Geo. III.THW. f. and c. 7h 25m. D. Dry at LW. ; 12st 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 14st OST.
Charges.-2d per ton reg. on ships, 1/ per ton on cargo.
Officials.--Herb. Master, Thomas Davies; Shipping Agent, Capt. Williams ; Lloyd's Agent, Joseph Rees.
Hotel.--“ Feathers Royal," J. Davies.
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 13lt ; N. rise rost; D. on bar at LWST. 141t. W. prev. are from SW., and most dangerous gales on coast are from SSE. 10 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 dit, enter the harb., and at LW. vessels drawing 12st 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 6oft wide, over which there is a HWD. of 22st. Accn. :
Average Depth. Average Depth,
14 on bar. Tidal Harbour, 1,72016. x 860ft. 30°323 28
15 Albert Basin... 2,68oft. x 470ft. 24'948 24 Victoria Dock, 2,020st. X 471st. 21°749 25
18 to 22 Upper Dock... 82ost. x 49ost. 7.815 25
125 350 Extensive warehouses and cranage accommodation up to 10 tons ; shears to list 75 tons. Particulars of Patent Slipways :
H. of T.
ft. 25 45 42 50 31
it. 18 18 18 17
380 Do. Do.
335 Graving Dock. Harbour Commissioners
524 Floating Dock Do.
126 Lifting power, 425 tons. Charges.-Rates on vessels vary from ind to 1/3 reg. ton. Lights, flags, or signals ad 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
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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 :-
£ s. d. For Vessels under 50 tons ....
For Vessels under 50 tons ....O 50 and under 75
50 and under 75 75
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300 .... O 17
700 For each additional 100 tons or part thereof 5s. Outward pilotage rates-one half the inward rate, but not in any case less than 51. 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 21. 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. Ifaster 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. ; over 1os.
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 verså, with cargo, reg. ton 2}d. ; with ballast 2d. Harb. Towage. Between Abercrombie's jetty and the docks : If 200 tons or under 6/ ; above 200 and not ex 500 tons 10/ ; 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 Soo tons 20/; above 800 tons and not exceeding 1,200 tons 25/ for each additional 100 tons 26; 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.
8 miles NW. of Edinburgh. Lat. 56° 19' N;
long. 3° 20' W. Post-town, Aberdour. Pop. 1,900.
Auth. Owner, the Earl of Morton. Agent, David Campbell, Edinburgh. THW. f. and c. 2h 34m. Accn. Wooden pier 25oft long, with jetty carried out to 4ft LWST. ; 16ft water at HWST.; dry, LW.; Neaps rise joft.
Charges.--Id per ton reg. on vessels : id per ton on cargo.
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 3st 6in LWST., and 191 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, fishi, &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, dd per ton reg. ; slates, coal, bricks, iron, 2d per ton; timber, grain, four, cotton, wool, petroleum, and general merchandise, 3per 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.”
refuge in E. or N. winds. D. 15tms. 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. Lal. 51° 22' N ; long. 3° 20' W. No Haib. Auth. THW. 6h 48m. Tr. Aberthaw lime. ABERYSTWITH, Cardiganshire, Wales. 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 15st; N. rise rost. D. on bar uncertain, as bar shists. W. Most dangerous are SW. to W. by N. Rys. Cam. and Manch. and Milford. Tr.-1. 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 670st is accessible to vessels of 500 tons. East Quay about 25oft long, with 14ft water HWST. ; West Quay about Sooft long, with 12ft water HWST. There are two powerful capstans with ropes on cach side of the harb. entrance, and a 3-ton
A lifeboat station.
Pilotage. -District not defined. Rates. As per agreement.
Henry Humphreys ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., Mr. Mortimer; Lloyd's Agent, H. Humphreys.
Hotels.-"Belle Vue,” W. II. Palmer ; “ Gogerddan Arms,” Reufus Williams ; “Queen's,” W. H. Palmer ; "Talbut,” Elizabeth Jones : “Cambria," F. Edens. ACARSAID, Island of Skye, Hebrides. Lat. 57° 10' N ; long.
6° 2' W. Bar dries at LW., 133st at HWST., and roft 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 rooft long, used by fishing boats and by steamers loading into boats. D. Alongside 15st 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.
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. 1oh 45m. Sp. rise at sea 8ft. ; N. 6}ft. Wharfage ust HWST., on bar uft 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, 4}d 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.
to Maidstone, which is two miles beyond. Double lock : length 186ft, breadth 2ift zin; depth over sill: HWST. roft, NT. 6ft. LW. Winter aft, summer ist. 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.
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 17}ft ; N. rise 15ft; R. of N. 10fft. D. on bar, Sp. 22st to 241t; N. 16st. 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 63oft x 1951t, has an area of 3 imperial acres, depth ST. 1931t and NT. 151st, and quayage 1,600st. There are 400 yds of quayage space in tidal harb., also dry dock 21oft long, 37ft wide, 114ft 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. Rates on entering into or using any wet dock 3}d to 1/ reg. ton. Vessels entering in ballast and loading out 3d per ton. Vessels entering to load trom another vessel, overside, half dues. Rates on goods vary from id to 1/ and 2/6 per ton for gunpowder. Anchorage rates id and 3d reg. ton.
Pilotage.-District. From St. Abb's Head to Alloa, and vice versâ. Rates. Same as Leith.
Towage.--As per Leith tariff.
Hotel.-“ Royal Oak."
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 bin. 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.
Hotel. _“Ye Schooner," T. Binks.
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. 1oh 30m ; 16ft HWST. ; 9ft HIWNT. 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.-llarb. Master, James E. Williamson ; Lloyd's Agent, L. Thomas. Port Dues to be paid to National Provincial Bank.
Hotels.—“Dinorben,” “ Bull Bay."
5° 50' W. Tr.-1. Coal, meal, flour, general. E. Granite, potatoes. Auth. The Grand Jury of co. Down, under 16 and 17 Vict., c. 136, s. 7. THW. uh zom. Accn. Area of harb. about i rood 16 perches. Deptb, HWST. ust; HWNT. 6 ft. Dries at three-quarters ebb. Used by fishing boats of gft dit. and local vessels loading dressed granite. Quay frontage 6c9fi. LV. 230 tons,