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Minimum charge coasters, 2s. 6d.; minimum charge sailing vessels under 600 tons net reg., 1; vessels exceeding 600 net reg., time scale. Launches: Attendance on launches and towing to basin, Furness, £10; Lismore £7; Walney £7; small tugs £5 each. Towing from basin to berth inside docks on same day as launched, tugs which attended launch, half the rates for attendance, &c., at launch; other tugs on same day as launched, two-thirds the rates for attendance, &c., at launch; on other than same day as launched, two thirds the rates for attendance, &c., at launch. Time Scale: Outside tug accompanying a vessel up or down the channel or out to sea, attending to moor or unmoor or other such service, £2 for the first hour and £1 for each additional half-hour or part thereof; minimum £2. When a tug is ordered, attends, and is not employed, the vessel to pay the ordinary rate, but not to exceed time scale. Charges for the use of Tow Ropes: In dock 5/ each tow; between docks and Piel 10/; docks and Hilpsford, 1; docks and lightship 2; vessels under 300 tons reg. half these tow rope rates. Wire Hawsers: The proprietors beg to give notice that they will not under any circumstances use the wire hawsers in consequence of the risk to life and property. Any towing services not comprised in the above must be specially arranged for with the harb. master. Special charges for towing outward bound vessels beyond Haws Point may be arranged with the harb. master not less than two days before sailing at a reduced rate. Masters of vessels in dock requiring tugs should make application at the harb. office, and if outward bound, should prepay. Vessels take their turn for tugs in the order in which they book, except in special cases. Signal for tug: Pennant F (new International Code) on the main, either by itself or under the house flag. All previous lists of charges for the use of steam tugs are cancelled. None of above charges apply to salvage services. NOTE.-Terms
Towage Contract: On the hiring of the steam tug for towage services the master and crew thereof become the servants of and are identified with the ship or tow, and are under the control of the person in charge of the ship or tow during the performance of the contract, the steam tug owners only undertaking to provide the motive power. The steam tug owners are therefore not responsible for the acts or defaults of the master or crew of the steam tug, or for any damage or loss that may arise to the ship or cargo, nor for any damage caused by any defect in or accident happening to the machinery of the steam tug, or to the towing gear or tug's hawser if in use, or by any peril of the seas, rivers or navigation. Towage contract not to prejudice any claim for salvage remuneration for any extraordinary services or for salvage services. A new powerful twin-screw tug, Furness, 1,000 h.p., is now available for heavy tows.
Officials.-Secretary and Gen. Manager, A. Aslett; Goods Manager, C. Mossop; Harb. Master, Capt. Wards; Coll. of H. M. Cust., G. H. Wright. All communications as to charges for loading and unloading vessels to be made to the Goods Manager, Furness Railway, Barrow-in-Furness.
Hotels." Duke of Edinburgh," Sara Twiss; "Imperial," E. Bowden;" Waverley," E. Sansom.
BARRY DOCKS, Port of Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Lat. 51° 22′ N; long. 3° 16' W. Pop. 30,000. Rys. Barry Ry. Co., 61 miles, connecting the Docks with the colliery districts and with the G. W., T. V., and other systems. THW. f & c 6h. 50m. Auth. Barry Railway Company, under Barry Docks Railways Act, 1884. Tr.-I. Twelve months, Dec., 1903, 389,596 tons; timber, pitwood, iron and ironware, building materials; E. Twelve months, Dec., 1903, 8,855, 180 tons; coal, coke, general merchandise. Accn. The Barry Docks are 114 acres in extent, and have a safe, easy, and well-lighted approach. Through the Deep Lock vessels drawing 13ft water can enter or leave at LWST., increased for 15 days each month to 18ft. At HWST. the depth is 37ft 7in, and HWNT. 29ft 3in. There is accommodation for the largest vessels afloat, as instance the steamers Athenic 7,833 tons, Corinthic 7,833 tons, Keemun 4,899 tons, Pinemore 5,846 tons, European 5,385 tons, Montrose 5,349 tons, Montcalm 5,284 tons, Silvertown 4,935 tons; and sailing ships France 3,624 tons, Maria Rickmers 3,343 tons, and Lord Templemore 2,947 tons. The dimensions of the docks are as follows:--Total length of quayage in the three docks, 19,540ft: No. 1 dock 3,100ft long by 1,100ft wide; No. 2 dock 3,300ft long by 4 00ft wide; No. 3 (basin) 600ft long by 500ft wide. W. of En.80 ft. Connected with the docks there are three graving docks of modern construction. One 778ft long divided into two sections; one 867ft long divided into two sections; and one 623ft long. Forty-eight hydraulic cranes lifting 30 cwt to 50 tons, and six steam cranes lifting 3 to 5 tons and one lifting 15 tons; 21 high level, 9 low level, and 8 movable staiths. Warehouse of the following dimensions, viz., cellar 500ft long by 156ft wide, in three divisions, one floor 500ft long by 156ft wide, and one floor 500ft long by 171ft wide, has been erected. It has been equipped with the most modern appliances, including a grain elevator for the rapid handling of goods. Timber Pond 41 acres. [For further information, see Barry Docks, page iv.]
Dock Charges.-Same as Cardiff and Penarth, but no corporation, town, or harbour dues. Loading and weighing coal, 24d ton. Pilotage.-Optional. Towage. -Reasonable.
Officials. Gen. Man., Richard Evans; Sec., W. Mein; Engineer
E. Malt, cement, bricks, and tiles. Rys. G. C.
Official.--Harb. Master, Donald McDonald.
On the Menai Straits. Lat. 53° 18' N; long. 4° 2′ W. Pop. 2,326. Auth. The Corporation, under Charter of Edward I. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 10h 28m; Sp. rise 22 ft; N. rise 15 ft. D. at the quay, ST. 16ft; N. 9ft. Ry. L. & N. W. Tr.-I. Coal, timber and grain; E. Slates, limestone, and slabs. Accn. Natural harb.; no warehouse accommodation.
Charges.--Harb. dues, for every smack under 20 reg. tons, 6d; above 20 and under 40, 1/; 40 tons and upwards 2/. For every vessel or schooner with two masts, 1/; with 1 mast, 6d. Every vessel not under British flag 6/8. Town dues as per Schedule.
Pilotage.-District. From Port Dinorwic or Moel-y-Don through the Swellies to a line drawn from Great Orme Head to Point Linas and vice versa. N.B.-No master of a vessel is compelled to take a pilot within this district, except on coming in or going out of port. Rates:
From Cadnant to Port Dinorwic, and vice versa: Vessels drawing 7ft water and under 4/; more than 7ft water 9d foot. From Cadnant to Carnarvon (no Carnarvon pilot offering): Vessels drawing 7ft water and under 6/; more than 7ft water 1/ ft. Pilots taking vessels into Conway are entitled, in addition to their pilotage, to 7/6 for returning to Beaumaris. Should the pilot be landed at Great Ormes Head, extra 42/; if taken (out of the limits of his licence) to Chester or Liverpool 63/; in case the pilot should happen to have charge of the vessel to either of the said places 105; 7/6 per day allowed pilot for every day detained on board. Towage.-As per agreement.
Officials.-Town Clerk, J. Rice Roberts. Port (Joint) Sanitary Authority - Dr. H. G. Edwards, Bangor; Clerk, W. Hughes; Lloyd's Agent, S. M. Owen.
Hotels." Williams, Bulkeley Arms," "Liverpool Arms."
BECCLES, Suffolk. Lat. 52° 27′ N.; long. 1° 37′ E.; situated on the river Waveney, 15m from Lowestoft. Ry. G. E. Auth. Owners, the Town Council of Beccles. The harb., area 3,200 sq yds, is a small cut in the river, into which coasters and small craft enter. D. at LW. 5ft to 6ft. THW. f. and c. same as at London Bridge. Charges.-Wharfage, grain and timber 3d last, coals Id ton. Official.-Coll., Jas. Rouse
BELFAST, Antrim. At the head of Belfast Lough, and at the outlet of the river Lagan. Lat. 54° 36' N; long. 5° 56' W. Pop. 300,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Acts from 1847 to 1901. P. C. THW. f. and c. 10h 43m, Greenwich mean time. Sp. rise 9ft; N. rise 7ft 8in. W. prev. for nine months of the year are from S. veering W. to N. W., and for three months in the spring from NE. to SE. The harbour is at all times safe and easily accessible. Rys. Midland, N.C.C.; B. & Co. Down; G. N. (I.) Tr.-I. Coal, cotton, cement, flax, grain, flour, timber, machinery, oil, ale, porter, sugar, tea, whisky, iron, steel, tobacco, provisions, drugs, &c.; E. Linen, iron ore, hides, rock salt, aërated waters, provisions, butter, cattle, eggs, felt, horses, lard, manure, pigs, paper, potatoes, rope, tobacco, whisky, yarn, &c. LV. Sailing vessels to 3,000 tons, steamers of 4,700 tons net reg. enter or leave at HW. Accn. The harb. for ships and boats is 84m long. The area of the docks and basin is about 135 acres. The depth in the river is 20ft at ordinary or average LT., and 28ft at HW. Dufferin Dock, a floating dock with one pair of gates (no lock) is 635ft long x 225ft wide, has a water area of 3 acres and 1,660ft of quayage length. Average depth of water 23ft; depth on sill of entrance 14ft at ordinary or average LT. Spencer Dock is a tidal dock 6ooft long x 550ft wide; water area 7 acres, and quayage of 1,974 lin. ft. Average depth of water 15ft at ordinary or average LT. Entrance (which has neither sill, lock, nor gates) 265ft long × 180ft wide. The Dufferin Dock opens from this dock, and on the river side of the Spencer Dock is formed the Mitewater Basin, comprising an area of 3 acres of water, and a quayage of 971ft. The York Dock, which opens out of Spencer Dock, is 1,581ft long, and is provided with first-class sheds. The depth of water in this dock is 25ft 3in at LW. of ST., and 34ft 8in at HW. of ST. Clarendon Dock is tidal, 4 acres, quayage 2,076 feet. The Abercorn Basin is a rectangular basin, having three sides, 727ft long × 646ft broad; water area 10 acres ; quayage of 1,429 lin. ft, with two jetties of 984ft quayage. Average 11ft at LT. Albert Quay is a river quay, 1,987ft song, having 16ft of water at ordinary or average LT. Queen's Quay is a river quay 2,122ft long. Donegal Quay, is a river quay 3,218ft long. A large area of land has been reclaimed from the sea on the Co. Antrim and Co. Down sides of the river. Victoria Wharf 754ft, Alexandra Wharf 943ft, Clarence Whart 750ft, Alexandra Jetty 814ft, and Nos. 1, 2, and 3 quays, Musgrave Channel, 400 ft long each. are situated on the Co. Down side of the river. D. Victoria Wharf 16ft, Clarence Wharf 17ft, Alexandra Wharf 26ft, Alexandra Jetty 22ft, Nos. 1 and 2 quays, Musgrave Channel 24 ft, and No. 3 quay 26 ft OLW. Total quayage is about 25,975 lin. ft. The river space, which is practically a dock, is about 94 acres. The Graving docks at this port are as follows:
Excellent warehouse accommodation in close proximity to quays. Cranes two I ton, thirty-three 2 tons, one 7 tons, one 10 tons, one 25 tons, one 100 tons, and one 60 tons sheer legs.
Charges. Tonnage dues d to 4d reg. ton. Quayage I'd to 31d reg. ton on vessels. Ballast 1/ per ton. Plankage 1/6 for each
plank. Porterage. Cranage as per schedule.
Pilotage. District. Larne Harbour, County Antrim, to Ballyhalbert Bay, County Down.