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Humber is under the jurisdiction of the Humber Conservancy, Captain J. W. Dixon, R.N., Conservator of Humber (Francis Berry, Clerk); Pilotage, Chas. C. Hart, Clerk to Commissioners. Hotels. "Grosvenor" "Royal Station" "Vittoria," "Imperial.” HUNSTANTON, Norfolk. Under jurisdiction of King's Lynn Conservancy Board.
HYTHE, Kent. One of the Cinque Ports. The harb, is choked up. A lifeboat station.
HYTHE, Colchester. River Colne. Auth. See Colchester. Accn. A quay 1,485ft with D. 2ft LW. Used by vessels up to 60 tons.
Official.-J. C. Bates.
ILFRACOMBE, Devonshire. Lat. 51° 13' N; long. 4° 7′ 30′′ W. Pop. 8,500. Rys. Barnstable & North Devon, L.S.W., and G.W. THW. f. and c. 6h om. Auth. Under Acts of Parliament and Prov. Order, and the Pier and Harb. Confirmation Act, 1870, No. 1, and Pier and Harb. Orders Continuation Act, No. 5, 1897, 60 and 61 Vict., ch. 30. Tr.-I. Coal, timber, and general; E. Fruit. Accn. Inner harb. has area of about 6 acres, and the outer harb. an area of 4 acres. Dry at LWST. Vessels drawing 20ft enter at HWST., and drawing 14ft HWNT. Quayage 600ft. Also a low water jetty, 5ft LWST., much used by excursion steamers. Crane power to 2 tons, to be increased to 5, electric. Entrance dries at LW. W. prev. SE. to SW.
Charges. Windbound id per ton, coasting to discharge 2d per ton, foreign to discharge 4d per ton. Steamers embarking or landing passengers 2d per ton reg. Passengers without luggage landing and embarking within 24 hours 2d each person, with luggage landing or embarking 2d.
Pilotage. By agreement.
Officials. Harb. Master, J. Gordon Ede, Comr. R.N.; Officer of H.M.'s Cust., C. McNamara; Lloyd's Agent, Capt. T. Birmingham. Hotels. "Ilfracombe," "Royal Britannia," "Royal,' "Clarence,' 66 Queen's," Runnerclive," &c.
INCHARD LOCH, Sutherlandshire. Lat. 58° 27' N; long. 5° 7' W. A small land-locked basin, used as an anchorage by fishing boats. INCHYRA, a creek of Perth. D. HWST. 14ft, HWNT. 8ft. Official.-Harb. Master, J. Manby.
INNISLYRE, Co. Mayo. A deep and spacious anchorage well supplied with warping buoys in Westport Harb., Clew Bay. Auth. West Port Harbour Commrs. Vessels are discharged afloat in 20ft to 22ft low water. THW. f. and c. 5h 2m. The Govt. is about to build a deep-water pier with 24ft at LWST. and with railway connections.
Pilotage.-C.; outside P., N.C. For charges see Westport. Official. Joseph M. McBride, Sec. to Westport Harb. Commrs. INVERARY, Argyllshire. Loch Fyne. Lat. 56° 40' N; long 5 o' W. Nearest railway station, Dalmally, 16 miles off. Auth. Town Council, under the Royal Charter of the
Burgh. Accn. An anchorage, with a pier, used by steamers and vessels of about 70 tons. D. 16ft LW. and 24ft HWST. THW.
f. and c. 12h om.
Charges. According to tonnage.
Officials.-Town Clerk, R. S. Corrigall; Deputy Town Clerk, Wm. Mitchell; Harb. Master, J. McVicar.
INVERGORDON, Ross-shire, Scotland. Lat. 57° 43' N ; long. 4° 15′ W. THW. f. and c. 11h 30m. Auth. Owner, Capt. Macleod, of Cadboll, under Act 7 Geo. IV., c 43, Accn. Tidal harb, dry at LW., formed by a pier 700ft. long. carried out into 10ft at LW, and 23ft at HWST and West jetty LW 7ft, HW 18ft. Extensions of 200ft to jetty, with double line of rails thereon, are in progress. Crane power to 3 tons. Used by vessels of up to 1,400 tons at timber jetty. Inside up to 200 tons reg.
Charges.-Dues under 100 tons 2d per ton; 100 to 300 ons 4d per ton; 300 tons and upwards 6d per ton.
Officials. Factor, W. G. Paterson; Harb. Master, Roderick Maclean.
Hotels. The "Commercial,"
INVERKEITHING, Fife. Lat. 56° 2' N; long. 3° 26' W. Auth. Town Council, under Crown Charter. Ry. N.B. Accn. 90 acres; dries at LW., with above 9 to 1oft at HWST. Quayage about 1,000ft, land-locked. Used by sailing vessels and steamers of light draught. THW. f. and c. 2h 37m. Patent slipway and shipbuilding yard. LV. Steamers of 1,000 tons built here have left the harbour light.
Charges. According to table in charge of the harb. master. Officials.-Town Clerk, J. R. Menzies; Harb. Master, Wm.
INVERNESS, Inverness-shire. On the Ness, about 1 mile above its confluence with the Moray Firth and at the NE. end of the Caledonian Canal. Lat. 57° 28′ N; long. 4° 13 W. Pop. 21, 193. Auth. Harb. Trust, under Statute 9th July, 1847, Provisional Order, 27th June, 1883, and Statute, 13th July, 1899. P. NC. THW. f. and c. at Kessock Pier, oh 18m; Sp. rise 12ft; N. rise 9ft; R. of N. 7ft. D. No bar, about 7ft at LWST. W. The harb. is so situated that no wind is dangerous. Ry. H._Tr.-I. Grain, guano, timber, tar, bones, coal, lime, iron, slates; E. Herrings, pitprops, sleepers, staves, timber, tar, turnips, potatoes, and grain. LV. 1,140 tons, at LWST. 30 tons. Accn. The area of the harb., formed by the lower reach of the river Ness, is about 3 acres, and there are about 800 yards of quayage space. Depth at Upper Harb. ST. rise 13ft to 14ft; NT. 1oft to 11ft; New Quay at Upper Harb. ST. 17ft to 18ft; NT. rise 14ft to 15ft. Thornbush Quay, 17ft to 18ft ST; 14ft to 15ft NT. Crane to 4 tons.
Charges. Dues 14d ton; dues on ballast 2d ton.
Pilotage.—District. One section is licensed for the extent of the jurisdiction of the port authorities. Rates. Vessels under 50 tons 7/ in, and the same out, and Id ton additional for every ton over 50 tons. These rates only apply within harbour limits.
Towage.-2/6 per horse from sea to Thornbush; and if stopped at Thornbush for one tide, then from Thornbush to Upper Iar
bour 2/6 per horse. Direct from sea to Upper Harbour 3/ per
Officials.-Clerk to Trust, Kenneth Macdonald, Solicitor; Ry. Man., T. A. Wilson; Harb. Mast., Capt. Donald Munro ; Coll. of Harb. Dues, D. Munro ; Coll. of H. M. Cust., W. Stevenson. See also Caledonian Canal.
IPSWICH, Suffolk. On the Orwell, about 11 miles from the sea. Lat. 53° 35' N; long. o° 4' E. Pop. 70,000. Auth. Dock Commission, under Statutes 45 Geo. III., c. 10I, I Vic., c. 74, 15 Vic., c. 116, and 40 and 41 Vic., c. 216, 61 and 62 Vic., c. 193. P. N.C. THW. f. and c. ch 35m; Sp. rise 13ft at Ipswich Dock. D. Between the entrance lock and Pin Mill Reach there is a depth of water in the river channel of 21ft at OST and 18ft at ONT. In Pin Mill Reach there are iron screw moorings and buoys for lightering with 27ft at LWST. W. prev. SW. to W.; no wind can be considered actually dangerous within the port limits. Ry. G.E. Tr.-I. Grain, cheese, timber, seeds, pyrites, phosphate of lime, and coal; F. Iron, machinery, agricultural implements, grain, patent manures, bricks, oil, roots, &c. LV. Olive ss. Lauriston and Halewood sailing ships. Accn. The area of the port is the whole of the estuary of the river Orwell above an imaginary line drawn between Shotley Point and Fagborough Cliff (the limits of the jurisdiction of the Harwich Harb. Conservancy Board), including therein a large floating dock. The area of the dock, which is approached by an entrance lock 300ft long, 50ft wide, is about 29 acres. Depth on sill at mean HWST. 23ft, NT. 204ft. Warehouse accn. and every facility. The dock takes vessels of 18ft to 21ft dft. Within the floating dock there are 1,150yds of walled public quay, 300yds of the same unwalled, and with earth slope, 400yds of the Commissioners' and private quays, and 300yds of the Commissioners' ballast quay. the E. bank of the river there is a timber quay. Outside the dock there are 1,000yds of walled tidal quay, used by vessels up to about 200 tons burthen, and 1,500yds of dwarf tidal quay on the frontages of roadways not used for trade. There are also tidal quays at Bournebridge Creek, at Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, and at Levington Creek. Extensive new stone quays are completed, except the equipment, which is proceeding. The new concrete quay is 810ft long and has 233ft water alongside at mean dock level. The new timber quay adjoins the last, is 200ft long, and has 16ft water alongside. The whole of the new quays will be equipped with cart roads, tramways, crane tramways, and travelling electric cranes, and sites are provided for transit sheds and warehouses as the trade may re quire. For ships and boats the present depth of the channel at Mulberry Middle, Downham Reach is 231ft, and in Cliff Reach 231ft at HWST. The depth of the dock, over 15 acres, at HWST. level varies from 17ft to 21ft. Crane power to 25 tons. Slips, &c.:
Charges.-Tonnage dues, under 80 tons 3d, 80 to 90 4d, 90 to 100 4d, 100 to 110 6d, 110 to 130 7d, 130 to 150 8d, 150 to 175 9d, 175 to 20010d, 200 to 250 11d, 250 to 300 1/ per ton reg. Foreigngoing vessels 20 per cent. in addition to above scale. The above dues cover one arrival and one departure. Vessels bringing coal only and departing in ballast pay only half the above scale. Coal vessels bringing other goods are charged full duty for such goods in proportion such goods bear to the register tonnage. Having paid all rates and duties a vessel may lie up in dock, for first six weeks free, afterwards per ton, per week Id. On all coals, coke, and cinders, per ton 1/6; drawbacks are allowed on all coal conveyed by rail beyond the town, or transhipped beyond the river. sworn meters and weighers appointed by the Commissioners. ImBallast put on port and export as per tariff in Act of Parliament. Water supplied board at the Commissioners' Wharf at 1/3 per ton. at the Commissioners' watering stations at 1/ per 100 gals. Pilotage.--(Established Dec., 1901.)
From Harwich to Pin
Mill Reach, or vice versa. Sailing vessels-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dft 1/1; 100 to 200, 1/6; 250 to 500, 1/81; 500 and upwards, 1/10. Steamers-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dft 1/14; 100 to 500, 1/6; 500 to 1,oco, 1/10; 1,000 and upwards, 2/3. From Pin Mill Reach to Ipswich Dock, or vice versa. vessels-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dft, 44d; 100 to 250, 6d; 250 to 500, 6d; 500 and upwards, 74d. Steamers-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dit 4d; 100 to 500, 6d; 500 to 1,000, 74d; 1,000 and upwards, 9d. From Harwich to Ipswich Dock, or vice versa. Sailing vessels-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dft 1/6; 100 to 250, 2/; 250 to 500, 2/3; 500 and upwards, 2/6. Steamers-Under 100 tons reg. per ft dft, 1/6; 100 to 500, 2/; 500 to 1,000, 2/6; 1,000 and upwards, 3/. Vessels discharging part cargoes at Pin Mill Reach and afterwards proceeding to Ipswich dock, to be charged upon reduced, and not upon original dft, and vice versa. Towage.-Small vessels :
From Ipswich to
Vessels 40 to 50 tons.
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Officials.--Clerk to Commission, Henry Clement Casley; Engineer, Thos. Miller, M. Inst. C.E.; Harb. and Dock Master, J. Wing; Accountant and Coll. of Rates, E. H. Drummond ; Assist. do., F. L. Page; Dock Traffic Supt., E. Hughes; Coll, of Cust., J. Ritchie; Lloyd's Agent, E. B. Lewcock.
Hotels."Great White Horse," "Golden Lion," "Crown and Anchor," &c.
IRELETH, a creek under port of Lancaster.
D. 1oft HWST., 4ft HWNT.
An open beach. IRVINE, Ayrshire. On the coast, between Troon and Ardrossan. Lat. 53° 36' 10" N; long. 4° 42' W. Pop. 9 603. Auth. Harbour Trust, under Irvine Harb. Act, 1873. THW. f. and c. 11h 50m; Sp. rise 1oft; N. rise 8ft D. en bar is generally 6ft at LW.; at HWST. 16 to 161⁄2ft; N. 14ft. W. prev. SW. The harb. is safe for vessels in any wind. Ry. G. & S. W. Tr.—I. Limestone, ores, salt, grain, timber; E. Coal, pig iron, fireclay goods, and chemical products. LV. 632 reg. tons. Accn. The area of the harb, is about 43,444 yards; of this area 31,752 yards have a depth from about 5ft to an average of about 9ft at LW. There are no docks. The length of the quay space is 1,935ft, having a depth alongside of from 7ft to 15ft. LWST. There are steam hoists, cranes, &c.
Charges. Harb. dues, 3d per reg. ton; ballast 4d to 8d per ton; goods 2d to 6d per ton.
Pilotage. C. or boats' assistance, 1d per reg. ton.
Officials. Sec., James Dickie; Harb. Mast., Martin Boyd; Coll. of Rates, W. Camlin; Ry. Supt., T. Stewart.
Brokers.-A. & J. Guthrie, Watt & Co., Longmuir Bros., J. K. Campbell, Paton & Son, &c.
ISLE OF MAN. In the Irish Sea, 26 miles W. of England, between St. Bee's Head and the Point of Ayre, 153 miles S. of Scotland between Burrow Head and the same Point, 27 miles E. of Ireland between the point W. of South Rock and Contrary Head, and 39 miles N. of Wales between Llanhana Head, Anglesea, and the Calf. Extreme length 32 statute miles, breadth about 11 statute miles. Contains about 180,000 statute acres. Lat. 54° 18' N; long. 4° 32′ W. Auth. Harbour Commissioners. Tr.-I. Spirits, wines, colonial produce and manufactured goods; E. Fish, agricultural produce, lead ore, paper, linen, sailcloth, &c. Accn. The principal ports of the island are:-(a) Douglas. Pop. 19,000. Formed by the outlet of Douglas river. The inner harb. is covered in and defended by a north-eastern pier 173 yards long and 13 to 30 yards broad. Is well quayed for about mile. There is also a transverse jetty. Area of harb. about II acres, nearly all dry at LW. The bottom is principally gravel over marl. As a rule, vessels drawing 13ft can enter at ST., and those drawing 9ft at N. In the outer harb. are two deep-water landing piers, one extending ESE. 1,500ft., the other NNE. 700ft. Depth of water alongside the former at LWOST. 20ft, and 12ft the latter. Depth of water at entrance at OST. about 30ft. No bar. W. prev. S. and W., but they do not affect the harb., which is open to winds from E. to SE. only. A swing bridge crosses the harb. LV, which has ever entered harb. was of about 1,500 tons burthen. THW. f. and c. Douglas Bar 11h 12m;