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Towage.—From bay to quays, foreign 6d ton; coasting 2d ton, or as per agreement.

Officials.-Sec. to Port and Docks Board, N. Proud; Asst. Sec., F. W. Deane; Harb. Master and Pilot Supt., Capt. George Graves, R.N.R.; Asst. Harb. Master, Capt. W. F. Hartford; Custom House Dock Master, Capt. F. Gill; Spencer Dock Master, J. Archbold; Sec. Grand Canal Co., J. Reid; Coll. of Cust. and Rec. of Wrecks, George Hingston; Lloyd's Agent, G. Bell; Man. G.S. & W. Ry., R. B. Colhoun; Man. (Ireland) L & N. W. Ry., H. G. Burgess; Lloyd's Surv., C. D. King.

DUDDON RIVER, Cumberland. Lat. 54° 12' N; long. 3° 17′ W. THW. 11h 38m. Auth. The Hodbarrow Mining Co., Ld., of Millom. D. on bar LW. 3ft, and 30ft at HW. W. prev. S. and SW.; most dangerous on bar SW., but wharf is protected by Hodbarrow Point. Crane power

to 5 tons.

Charges.-Anchorage, to Lord of Manor, 4d per vessel; water rate 6d per vessel.

Official.-Harb. Master, Capt. Joseph Holmes.

DUMBARTON, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, River Clyde. Ry. Lanarkshire & Dumbarton, and NB. Autn. Harb. Board under Act 1881. THW. f. and c. oh 20m. Accn. D. on bar 14ft at LW. and 24ft at HWST. Area. Tidal river about I mile long by 300ft wide constitutes the harb. There are 2 tidal docks, all belonging to a private firm. Harb. is used by vessels of up to 1,800 tons, but principally for shipbuilding, vessels of 8,000 tons being built.

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Pilotage.-Nil. (See Clyde dues (Glasgow) for pilotage charged by them on vessels coming into Dumbarton.)

Officials.-Harb. Mast., W. Brown; Supt., vacant.

DUMFRIES, Dumfriesshire. On the river Nith, 10 miles from Solway Firth. Lat. 55° 1' N; long. 3° 35' W. Pop.18,049. Auth. River Nith Navigation Commissioners. THW. noon; Sp. rise 6ft. D. at Dumfries, ST. 8ft; NT. oft. Kingholm (1 mile seawards) ST. 1oft; NT. 2ft. Glencaple (5 miles seawards) ST. 15ft.; NT. 7ft. Carsethorn (mouth of the river) ST. 18ft; NT.

1oft. Rys. Cal., G. & S. W. Potatoes, seeds, and timber. and is about 4 miles long. vided by the various quays.

Tr.-I. General merchandise; E. The harb. is formed by the river Nith, There are 1,014yds of wharfage pro

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Charges. Harb. dues, general merchandise rod ton; coals, lime, and stone 2d ton. Coasting vessels 2d reg. ton. Foreign 6d ton.

Pilotage. District not defined.

Rates to or from sea 3/ foot. Towage. There are no steam tugs belonging to the port; vessels requiring towage make special agreement with owners of tugs at Maryport or Silloth.

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Officials. Clerk to Commrs. Coll. of Harb. dues, James Carmont; Harb. Master, James McCall; Lloyd's Agent,

DUNBAR, Haddingtonshire. Lat. 56° o' N ; long. 2° 30′ 40′′ W. Frith of Forth. Auth. Town Coun, under Act II and 12 Vict. c. 122. Ry. N. B. A lifeboat station. Difficult of access, but secure to shipping when in. THW. f. and c. 2h 8. Dry at LW. Victoria Harbour. D. HWST. 18ft, HWNT. 14ft. Wharfage, about 600ft. Old Harbour, HWST 12ft, HWNT. 9ft 6in.

Charges. To or from foreign ports 4d per ton reg.; coasters 3d Official.-Harb. Master, James Miller.

DUNBEATH, Caithness, a sub-port of Wick.
D. HWST. 9ft, HWNT. 8ft.
Official.-Pilot, James Sinclair.

A fishing port.

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DUNCANNON, Wexford, near Waterford, Lat. 52° 13′ 13′′ N; long. 6° 15′ W. Stone piers belonging to the Government. James II. embarked here for France after the battle of the Boyne.

DUNDALK. On Castletown River, county Louth, Ireland. Lat. 55° 38' 40" N; long. 6° 15′ W. Pop. Pop 15,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners under Act 1855. P. C. for sail; NC. for steam. THW. f. and c. 10h 56m; Sp. rise 15ft; N. rise 11ft D. on bar 3 to 4ft OST. W. prev. W. and SW.; most dangerous SE. Rys G.N. (I)., and D.N. & G. Tr.-I. Coals, iron, corn, bricks, slates, &c.; E. Cattle, butter, grain, ale, timber, &c. LV. a steamship of 1,100 reg. ton. No vessels enter the harb. at LWST. Accn. The channel at the town is about 300ft wide, and vessels lie alongside the quays partly waterbound; the length of channel in the inner harb. is about 9,000ft. There are numerous quays on the S. side of the channel, viz., George's, Brown's, Martin's, Duffy's, Williamson's, Jenning's, and Dundalk Steam Packet Quay. There is a patent slipway 400ft long x 40ft wide; R. of T. ST. 154ft; NT. 9ft; and good warehouse açcn, Crane power up to 15 tons. Charges.-Mooring buoys 50% off published rates.

Pilotage. District. For inward pilots: From an imaginary line drawn straight from seaward end of Dunany Point to sea

ward end of Cooley Point, to Dundalk quays. For outward pilots : Quay to bar or lighthouse. Rates:-

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Towage.-Coasters 4d ton; Foreign 6d ton.

Officials.-Sec. to Harb. Commrs., J. F. Farrell; Harb. Master, A. Hughes; Coll. of HI, M. Cust., W. B. Cree.

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DUNDEE, Forfar. On the Firth of Tay, 10 miles from the North Sea. Lat. 56° 28′ N; long, 2° 58′ W. Pop. 160,871. Auth. Harbour Trust, under Act 1875., P. NC. THW. f. and c, 2h 32m; Sp. rise 15ft; N. rise 9ft; R. of N. 8 ft. D. on bar is 19ft below LWOST. Vessels drawing less water usually take the bar in ordinary weather at any state of tide; larger vessels have to wait for sufficient water. W. prev. W. and SW,

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There are no dangerous winds at the harb. On the bar of the river the most dangerous wind is SE. Rys. Cal. and N.B. Tr.-I. Timber, iron, flax, hemp, jute, lime, guano, esparto grass, grain, flour, coals, blubber, &c.; E. Linen, sailcloth, sacking, grain, timber, paper, yarns, coals, &c. LV. which have arrived during the past 10 years (previous to that time vessels coming to this harb. were of a smaller class), sailing vessels :- Wanderer, 2,800 tons; Liverbool, 3,330 tons; Alice A. Leigh, 2,928 tons; and of steamers :Pindare, 3,688 tons; Maroa, 4.457 tons; Lock Tay, 3,416 tons; Mahratta, 3,688 tons; Samoa, 4,507 tons; Lord Erne, 3,647 tons; Knight Bachelor, 4,129 tons, drawing from 21 to 24ft of water. Several large steamers and sailing vessels have been built at and sailed from the port, amongst them being the steamship America, 5,158 gross, 3,340 net tons; the Juteoplis, 2,651 tons; Lawhill, 2,700 tons; Melita, 2,900 tons; Californian, 6,000 tons. Accn. The present harb. (outside the docks) is 44 acres in the West Tidal Harb., that is at the entrance to the W. or older docks, and about three-quarters of an acre in the East Tidal Harb., that is, at the E. or newer docks, and a deep water river wharf 1,000ft long, with a depth alongside of 19ft at LWOST., and extensive sheds running W. from East Tidal Harb. A new deep water wharf has been constructed E. of docks, 1,80oft long, with a depth for 1,500ft of 19ft at LWOST. The wharf is furnished with commodious sheds, covering an area of 20,000 sq. yds, and fitted with hydraulic appliances for general traffic. E. of this wharf a fish dock and market have been constructed. The dock has 750ft of quay space, and depth at ent. of 12ft at LWOST. The market is 162ft long by 50ft broad. There is a new hydraulic coaling station on the river front, where the largest steamers can coal in 20ft LWOST. The docks, with areas and depths over the sills, are as follow :—

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There is one large warehouse; also steam, hydraulic, and hand cranes up to 90 tons, and hyd. jiggers for unloading jute, &c. The present area of accommodation within the docks for ships and boats is 31 acres. Charges.-Tonnage rates, foreign 4d to 1/4 reg. ton. ; coasting, 2d to 3d ton; river Id and d reg. ton, and 1/ voyage. Miscellaneous rates. Rates on goods. Lighting and buoying rates

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Pilotage.-District. The limits within which vessels can be

piloted by the pilots licensed by the Trustees, are from six miles outside of the Fairway buoy at the entrance to the river Tay, up the river as far as Invergowrie on the north, and Balmerinoch on the south side of the Tay. Rates.-Foreign.-I. Inwards: for vessels from foreign boarded not more than 3 miles outward of the Fairway buoy, or at any point between that distance and the said buoy, and from thence to and including any point or place within the docks of Dundee or Broughty Ferry and Tayport harbs., 3/10 per foot, according to the draught of water. Outwards: for vessels to foreign, boarded at any point or place within the docks of Dundee or Broughty Ferry and Tayport harbs., and discharged at the buoy of Tay 3/10% per foot. II. Inwards: for vessels from foreign, boarded as above, and discharged in the roads 2/51 per foot. Outwards: for Vessels to foreign, boarded in the roads and discharged at the buoy of Tay 2/51% per foot. III. Inwards: for vessels from foreign, boarded above Broughty Castle, to and including the docks of Dundee or Broughty Ferry and Tayport harbs. 1/4 per foot. Outwards: for vessels to foreign, boarded in the docks or Broughty Ferry and Tayport harbs. and discharged in the roads 1/4 per foot. Coasting.— IV. Inwards and outwards: for vessels coasting, boarded and discharged as in No. I. 2/9 per foot. V. Inwards and outwards: for vessels coasting, boarded and discharged as in No. II. 2/215 per foot. VI. Inwards and outwards: for vessels coasting, boarded and discharged as in No. III. 1/1 per foot. Vessels boarded at Tayport and discharged in the docks at Dundee, or boarded in the docks at Dundee, and discharged at Tayport, are charged 1/51 per foot. During the months of Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., and March in each year, the rates are as follows:-I. 4/51%; II. 3/12; III. 1/4); IV. 3/31; V. 2/9; VI. 1/12%. In addition to the above rates ad per ton is chargeable on the excess tonnage of all vessels above 500 tons reg. In the event of vessels having to stop in Carolina roads for want of water in the docks at Dundee, or otherwise, the pilot shall be entitled to leave the vessel; but if the master of the vessel desire to retain him on board till she can enter the harb., he shall intimate such desire to the pilotmaster, who will decide whether that can be done. In the former case, full pilotage rates shall be exigible, but another pilot will, when required, be appointed to bring the vessel into the harb. without any charge beyond the ordinary pilotage rates; in the latter, besides these rates, ten shillings shall be payable for each day or part of a day any pilot shall be so detained, in name of river fees; and in the case of outward bound vessels requiring similar service, the charge for river fees shall be the same. All vessels inward bound, boarded beyond the distance of three miles from the buoy of Tay, and not exceeding six miles, to pay ten shillings and sixpence additional for distance money; and vessels boarded six miles beyond the said buoy of Tay to pay fifteen shillings of distance money. In case of dispute distance shall be ascertained by the bearings of the different headlands when vessel was boarded.

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Towage.-Minimum charge for sea towage £2 10/, and for harb. towage 20. Rates Inwards including docking (with second tug if necessary): Outside No. 3 Black Buoy, and under 6 miles outside Fairway Buoy 4d reg. ton. From No. 3 Black Buoy and below Newcome Buoy 2d reg. ton. From Newcome Buoy or inwards, under weigh or at anchor 1d reg. ton. When two tugs are required for docking a vessel, the second tug shall receive out of the above rates one third the total charge for towage

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