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Docks include two graving docks owned by the Falmouth Dock Company, with iron and wood shipbuilding and repairing yards, and extensive warehouses for storage of goods. Cranes lift 1 to 10 tons, one lifts 40 tons.
Charges. Anchorage dues d. per ton reg., payable twice only in each year. Windbound vessels exempt.
Pilotage.-District. From the Dodman to the Lizard, and Rates:
11ft. 12ft. 13ft. 14ft. 15ft. 16ft. 17ft. 18ft. 19ft. 20ft. 21ft. 22ft. 23ft.
A From sea to any navigable part of Helford River within an imaginary line drawn from the lighthouse on St. Anthony's Point, to the Block House on Pendennis Point.
B From inside an imaginary line drawn from the Manacles to the Dodman,
C From inside an imaginary line drawn from the lighthouse on St. Anthony's Point, to the Block House on Pendennis Point, to Carrick Roads, Falmouth Inner Harb., St. Mawes Harb., and St. Just Pool,
A vessel brought to an anchor, or taken from her anchorage by a pilot outside an imaginary line drawn from the Lighthouse on St. Anthony's Point to the Block House, on Pendeanis Point, is to pay inward pilotage as above. A vessel, the master of which employs a pilot, within the district, and not anchoring or coming within such line, inward pilotage as above. Outward pilotage, 3/ per ft of the dft of water for vessels under 16ft water and 4/ per ft for vessels drawing 16ft and above that dft. From Carrick Roads and vice versa, to Falmouth Inner Harb., St. Mawes Harb., St. Just Pool, and Restronguet, 2/ foot dft. From Carrick Roads and vice versa to Malpas, 2/6 foot dft. For vessels exceeding 23ft, an increase for each foot or part of a foot, in the same proportion as between 22 and 23ft. Steam vessels putting into Falmouth for coal only are to pay for pilotage, in and out. The several Pilotage Rates above specified are subject to a reduction of one-fourth part, in respect of vessels propelled by steam and vessels towed by steam vessels, provided that if any such vessel shall be propelled by steam, or towed by a steam vessel for a part only of the distance for which any such rate may be payable, the reduction of one-fourth shall be made on such part only of the said rate as shall be proportionate to the distance so propelled or towed. No
vessel is to be brought to an anchor outside an imaginary line drawn from the Lighthouse on St. Anthony's Point to the Block House on Pendennis Point, unless at the express desire of the master, of which the Pilot is to procure a certificate to entitle him to the pilotage; and no vessel is to be brought to an anchor between an imaginary line drawn from the Lighthouse on St. Anthony's Point to the Block House on Pendennis Point, and an imaginary line drawn from the Block House on Pendennis Point to Carrick Narth Point, or between the buoys of the Narrows, unless under circumstances of unavoidable necessity. A charge of 10/ is to be made or putting a pilot on board vessels outside the Manacles Pilots kept on board vessels under way outside the harbour, shall be entitled to the following scale of pay, viz :-
And so on in like proportion for such service; and pilots remaining on board vessels at anchor within the harb., when requested by the master thereof so to do, or detained on board of vessels performing quarantine, shall receive the same rate of pay for such detention. N. B. No allowance for a pilot going on board a ship in the harbour to take her out, except in extremely bad weather, or when ships are on shore, or making signals of distress.
Towage. Inward or outward. 5/for every 50 tons up to 1,000 tons, and 10/ for every 100 tons above 1,000 tons. Transporting in the harbour, docking or undocking, three-fourths of above-mentioned rates. Assisting to moor after first anchor is dropped £1, if the tug has not earned inward towage. If paid by time the rate is £2 per hour under ordinary circumstances.
Officials. Clerk to Harb. Commrs., W. Jenkins ; Harb. Master, S. Collins; Dock Sec. and Supt., F. J. Bowles; Dock Master, E. J. K. Nicholls; Lloyd's Agents, W. Broad & Sons.
Hotels. "Falmouth," "Royal," "Greenbank," "Pendennis," and "King's."
FAREHAM, Hants. A creek of Portsmouth, taking vessels up to 300 tons. Pop. 7,000. D. HWST. 12ft, Tr.-I. Coals, grain, and general Coll. of Dues, G. Chamberline.
HWNT. 9ft. THW. 11h. 30m. goods; E. Bricks, pottery, &c.
FAVERSHAM, Kent. On the Swale, about 2 miles from the entrance to this river. Lat. 51° 20' N; long. 0° 53' E. Pop. 13,290. THW. f. and c. oh 30m. Auth. Faversham Nav. Com. by Act of Parliament, 5 Vict., c. 42. P. NC. as per agreement. Harb. dry at LW. Sp. average from 12 to 12 ft; N 8 to 1oft. W. prev. The harb. is protected from all winds. Ry. L. C. & D. Good quay. D. HST. 11 to 12ft. Tr.-I. Timber, coal, iron, railway material, manure, macadam or broken granite, slates, oil cake, valonia, hides, &c. ; E. Grain, hops, cement, wool, flints, gravel, &c. LV. 230 reg. tons. Cranage-portable; Railway Company have a 6 ton and a 10 ton crane. Charges.-Harb. dues, loaded vessels above 10 reg. tons 5d ton in and out; under 10 tons 3d ton. Coals 3d ton. Ballast 1/ per ton. Towage.Sea-going vessels loaded 3d, light 24d ton; minimum 15/. River
barges 2d loaded, light 14d ton; minimum 10/. Block chalk brought
FELIXSTOWE DOCK (see Harwich). Entrance 140ft wide.
FENIT, County Kerry. Eight miles from Tralee; is connected with the main'and by a causeway, 900ft long, well sheltered from all winds. Pilot station on Magharee Islands, six miles from pier. Accn. Quick despatch given loading and unloading merchandise. Ample steam crane power. Very convenient place for steamers short of coals, as a large quantity always kept. Great Southern and Western Railway Co. run on pier alongside ship.
Pilotage.-NC. Pilot charges 2s per foot coast wise, 4s 6d per foot foreign. Officials.-Secretary to Harb. Commissioners, C. E. Leahy; Harb. Maste, R. McCarthy; Superintendent of H.M. Customs, R. J. Burgess.
FETHARD, Co. Wexford. Lat. 52° 5' N ; long. 6° 50 W. A fishing village near the mouth of the river Suir, five miles NE. Hook Lighthouse; N. by W. from Conningsbel LightD. at En. 14ft, HWST. ship. Auth. Wexford Co Council. upper end; 4ft, low water. Dry dock, tide recedes about 40ft from entrance. Shoal rock one mile E. of quay. Three and a half fms at low water at three-quarter distance between Shoal Rock and Innyard by the Rock.
Charges. No dues at present.
FINDHORN, Elgin, Scotland.
3 miles N. of Forres.
57° 40' N; long. 3° 55′ W. D. HWST. 12ft. D. Dry Herring fishery and small trade in corn, coal and wood. at LW. THW. fand c. 11h 59m. Official.-Harb. Master, W. Paul. FINDOCHTY, Banffshire, Scotland. Lat. 57° 42′ N; long. Harb. Commrs. 2° 55′ W. Dry at LW. The fishermen of
under Findochty Harbour Order, 1893. this place having subscribed £3,000 towards the formation of a harb., the Fishery Board have supplemented this amount, and constructed Harb. Works. THW. f. and c. oh 25m. D. at HWST. 12ft at quays and berths. Neaps 9't. Charges.-4d per ton reg. Official.-Harb. Master, J. Heard. FISHBOURN.-See Ryde.
FISHERROW.-See Musselborough. FISHGUARD, Pembrokeshire. Lat. 51° 55' N ; long. 4° 57' W. Fishguard Harb. Improvement Co. Nearest Ry. Tr.-I. Coal, Goodwick, G.W.R., 14 miles. Pop. about 2,000. culm manure, and general goods. THW. f. and c. 6h 56m. Á lifeboat station. Invaded by the French in 1797, who landed and were taken prisoners by the inhabitants the same day. Breakwater is now in now in course of construction by the G.W.R. Co. in Fishguard Roads, about 2,000ft long. D. HWST. 15ft and
HWNT. 8ft at pier head. LWST. all dry, and LWNT. 3ft at pier head. Quays 500ft. Steamer to Bristol every 14 days.
Charges. 3d per ton; culm and limestone id; vessels windbound 1d per ton; ballast 6d per ton.
Official.-Harb. Master and Secretary, T. H. Evans.
long. 5° 57′ W.
HARBOUR, Isle of Skye.
Lat. 57° 34' N;
Pop. 100. A safe anchorage in 10 to 4 fms. There are two entrances, the safest to the S. Official.-R. Gillies. FLEET BAY, Kircudbrightshire (see Gatehou e). Lat. 54° 48′ N; long. 4° 15' W. Harb, has D. 1oft HWST. THW. f. and c. 11h 30m. Official.-J. Belford, Harb, Master. FLEETWOOD, Lancashire. On the river Wyre, near its entrance into Lancaster Bay. Lat. 53° 55' N: long. 3° 0' 20" W. Pop. 13,000. Auth, L. & Y. and L. & N.W. Ry. (jointly), under Statute 12 and 13 Vict., c. 74. P. NC. THW. 11h 24m; Sp. rise 271t; N. rise 20ft. D. on bar 351st at HWOST., 28ft HWONT.; LWST. 12ft., LWNT. 17ft. Sheltered from all winds and run of tides. Rys. L. & Y. and L. & N. W. (jointly). Tr.-I. Grain, cotton, timber, iron ore, esparto fibre, fish, cattle, dyewood, cement, steel rails, wood pulp, &c.; E. Coal, salt, and general merchandise. LV. Roval Forth, 2,919, tons reg. En. to docks is through a channel with a depth of 25ft OST. Accn. Patent ship capable of taking vessels up to 300 tons d.w. New gridiron 310ft by 50ft.
Charges. Harb. dues: Foreign-3d per ton per voyage, Wyre light dues 3d per ton per voyage, Walney light dues 3d per ton per annum. Coasting-1d per ton per voyage, Wyre light dues 3d per ton per annum. Pier dues 2d for each passenger, Walney light dues 3d per ton per annum. The Walney light dues will be collected as follows:-14d per ton on first voyage, 1d per ton on second voyage, within 12 months after first arrival. Mooring in the harbour or assisting into dock 10s; for any additional time 5s.
Wyre Dock.-Lancashire and Yorkshire Ry. Entrance lock 250ft long, 50ft wide at quay level, narrowing to 47ft 7in, above sill 2ft 6in; depth of sill 24ft 3in OST.; 17ft 9in ONT. Dock 1,000ft long, 400ft wide; area 9 acres; length of quayage 2,700ft. Timber pond has an area of 15 acres, and never less that 4ft of water. Cranes: one 25 tons, one 4 tons, eight 3 tons, two 30 cwt, wo stationary 5 ton cranes for loading log timber ex pond. Grain elevator on American principle 300ft long, 90ft wide, and 140ft high. Storage capacity 30,000 tons in silos of 72ft deep, fitted with patent appliances for equalising deliveries. Grain discharged by means of ship's leg. Five sheds on dock quay for storage of traffic. Dock dues per reg. ton: vesssels from between Mull of Galloway and St. David's Head, Isles of Man and Anglesey, 1d.; between Mull of Galloway and Duncan's Bay Head, Orkney Isles, and Islands on the W. coasts of Scotland, between St. David's Head and Land's End, the Scilly Islands and E. Coast of Ireland from Cape Clear to Malin Head, 2d.; from the E. and S. coast of Great Britain between Duncan's Bay Head and Land's End, Islands of Shetland, W. Coast of Ireland from Cape Clear to Malin Head, including the islands on the coast and the Is'ands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark, 3d.; from Europe N. of Cape Finisterre and W. of the North Cape, and without the
Cattegat and Baltic Sea, the Faroe Isles, and Iceland, 5d; from all Spanish, Portuguese, and Algerian ports, 5d.; from all other foreign ports, rod. Vessels arriving from any other port in ballast are exempt on entering; should such vessels proceed to sea again in ballast, one-half rates which would have been payable if such vessels had entered with cargo. Vessel entering Wyre Dock light, or with only part cargoes, not to discharge, but to load or complete their loading outwards, only charged half dues, according to port to which they load. Vessels discharging their inward cargo at Fleetwood Quay, and afterwards coming into dock to load cargo outwards, charged half dues, according to port to which they load. No dock or tonnage dues on cargo. Vessels using dock after expiration of six weeks from date of arrival 2d per ton per week. Pilotage.-District. From sea (that is, Morecambe Bay lightship) into and out of the harb. and along the coast from Formby Point to Haverigg Point of Duddon. Rates on vessels employed in the oversea trade:
And for every additional 500 tons or part thereof 5 per cent. of the rates for 1,000 tons. On vessels employed in the coasting trade one-half of the above rates. The several pilotage rates herein specified are subject to a reduction of one-fourth part in respect of vessels propelled by steam and vessels towed by steam vessels, provided that if any such vessel shall be propelled by steam, or towed by a steam vessel for a part only of the distance for which any such rate may be payable, the reduction of one-fourth shall be made on such part only of the said rate as shall be proportionate to the distance so propelled or towed. The additional rate, for intermediate portions of a foot dft., to be regulated as follows, viz. For 3 inches and under, no addition; for more than 3 inches and under 9 inches, the medium between the two rates; for 9 inches and upwards, the rate for the next foot. For transporting