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and 3 hand cranes. D. HWST. 15ít ; HWNT. toft. Official. --Station Master, William Bell. SHARPNESS, Gloucestershire. On the E. bank of the

Severn. Entrance to the Gloucester Ship Canal, 16 miles from Gloucester. Lat. 51° 53' N ; long, 2° 14' W. Pop. 36,520. Auth. Sharpness New Docks, &c., Company. P. N.C. THW. f and c. 8h 15m; Sp. rise 29ft; Ñ. rise 16ft ; highest tide 31st. W. prev. There are no prevalent or dangerous winds aftecting the entrance to this harbour. Rys. G.W. and M. Tr.-I. Timber, deals, sleepers, grain, seed, oilcake, marble, bones, potatoes, guano, ores, clay, &c.; E. Coal, salt, pitch, ironslag, manufactures, bricks, earthenware, &c. LV. 6,500 tons. Accn. There is a tidal basin with an entrance host wide. From this basır. into the canal there is a ship lock 32oft long by 6ost wide; depth on sill 25st. There are two piers, one 4oost the other 500 ft long, carried to end of foreshore of river. Area of harb., Sharpness 20 acres, Gloucester 14 acres ; 12,000ft of quayage space. There is also about 16 miles of canal, which affords considerable additional area, and i mile of which is used for the purposes of the timber trade entirely at Gloucester. Dry docks, &c. :Name.

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Charges.-Rates on vessels entering canal at Sharpness. Foreign and coasting. Regulations as to tonnage, wharsage, lockage, and moorage. Tonnage rates. Dock charges.

Pilotage.-District. The Bristol Channel east of Lundy Island, including the River Severn to the city of Gloucester, and the River Wye to Chepstow Bridge. All pilots licensed by the Commissioners, cruise to and from stations and places within the limits of the pilotage jurisdiction of the Board, that is, within that portion of the Bristol Channel which lies eastward of Lundy Island, including the River Severn to the City of Gloucester and the River Wye to Chepstow Bridge. The duties of such pilots are divided into divisions and sections, or both, so that cach pilot has his regular and equal turn for service, and takes his turn in attending at the different stations within the above limits, and each division and section cruises to and from the following stations :-1. Sharpness Station. Comprising the River Severn between to and from and including Sharpness and Portishead and the River Wye to Chep: tow Bridge. 2. Portihsead Station. Comprising the Bristol Channel between to and from and including Portishead and the Holmes. 3. Holmes Station. Comprising the Bristol Channel between to and from and including the Holmes to the Nash. 4. Nash Station. Comprising the Bristol Channel between to and from and including Nash and Lundy. The Commissioners license boats for the pilotage service for the Port of Gloucester, and then ard from time to time allot the boats so licensed to the stations above-mentioned, and

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require the pilots to serve on such boats and on such stations in the division i and sections above. The pilot boats are cutter rigged with black painted hull and white bulwarks on the outside, with the number in black on each bow, and the words “Gloucester Pilots" in white on the stern, and the letters “G. S." marked in black paint of not less than 3ft in length on the mainsail, and carry the usual signals ordered by the Board of Trade, day and night, with a private signal at night of three flashes in succession at short intervals, which shall never exceed 15 minutes.

The pilot boat in the Lundy district will cruise chiefly about 3 miles off the Bull. For Rates see next page. In lieu of the rates specified in the schedule the following reduced rates shall be paid from Kingroad to Sharpness or Lydney for all vessels coming light boni file for coal, and for all such vessels laden with coal from Sharpness or Lyıney to Kingroad :

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1,800 1,800 and upwards For pilots taken on board of any vessel inward bound to the westward of Ilfracombe, the same pilotage rates as from Lundy Island ; if between the Nash Point and Ilsracombe, the same rates as from the Nash Point ; if between the Nash Point and the Holmes, the same rates as from the Nash Point ; and if between the Holmes and Kingroad, the same rates as from the Holmes. For pilots discharged from any vessel on the outward voyage between any of the stages mentioned in the above rates, the same rates as if they had been taken to the next stage beyond the place where they were discharged. For all vessels piloted to Chepstow or to Lydney, the same pilotage rates as to Sharpness, and vice versa. For vessels piloted from Sharpness to Lydney, or from Lydney to Sharpness, and then to Kingroad, the same rates as between Sharpness ard Kingroad. For vessels piloted to and from any place in the river Severn above Sharpness, one-fourth more than the rates between Sharpness and Kingroad. Vessels taking a pilot from Kingroad to any place on the river Severn must employ assistants to the pilot, whose number and payment are regulated by the 49th Pilotage bye-law. Vessels retaining a pilot on board aster he has discharged the duties for which he was engaged, or whilst waiting for water up the river Severn, or whilst delayed by contrary winds when outward bound, and vessels in charge of a pilot compelled to bear up and return from the westward from stress of weather or accident, must compensate him according to the regulations contained in the 53rd and 54th Pilotage bye laws. In addition to the foregoing charges, a collector's fee,

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varying according to the size of the vessel from 6d to 2/6, is payable under the 22nd Pilotage bye-law.

Towage.-For the whole length of the canal: under 30 tons reg. 8/6; above 30 tons and not ex. 150 tons 4d; above 150 tons - for 150 tons 4d, for the remainder 24d ton each way.

Officials.-Gen. Man. and Sec., Hubert Waddy ; Traffic Man. I. V. Thomas ; Coll, of dues, F. W. Harris ; Dock Master (Glo'ster), E. Brinkworth ; Harb. Master (Sharpness), Capt. Frederick Field ; Coll, of H.M. Cust., J. H. Morton.

Hotels.-Al Glo'ster, “The Albion,” Ram,'' Bell,” &c.: at Sharpness, “ Taylor's Railway.” SHEERNESS, Kent. Lat. 51° 26' 48" N ; long. 0° 44' 22" E.

A seaport and naval station situated on the Island of Sheppey at the mouth of the Medway, ilm NE. from Chatham. Auth. Medway Conservancy and Queen's Ilarb. Master. Town quay 12ft HWST. Ry. SE. & CR. The important Government Dockyard at this place has an area of about 60 acres. THW. f. and c. 12h 39m.

i Charges.—2} per cent. on freght; Med. dues, coals 50 per reg. ton, oats rod, seeds 7d.

Pilotage.-NC. In or out, from Nore, average 2/6 per st, with additional for boarding.

Official.-Deputy Lloyd's Agent, W. Hurst.
Hotels.-" Royal,” Royal Fountain, ” “ Britannia.”
SHETLAND ISLANDS, situated about 50m NE. of the

Orkney Islands, and 210m from Bergen in Norway. Sunborough Head, the S promontory of the principal island, Mainland or Pomona, is in lat. 59° 49' N. ; and the most northern point of Unst, the most remote of the group. is in lat. 60° 51'. The islands are about 30 in number, the principal being Mainland, Yell, Unst, Whalsay, Bressa, East Burra, West Burra, Tronda, Fetlar, Papa Stour, Muckle Roe, Mousa, and Fair Isle. Area about 558 square miles. The harbours are numerous, and many are easy of access. SHIELDS, SOUTH (see North Shields and Newcastle),

situated on the Tyne opposite N. Shields. Ry. NE. The Corporation Quay is 210lt. long, with D. 17ft HW., and dry at LW. ; 12 dry and 3 floating docks. Portable steam ballast crane and a 10 cwt. hand crane. A lifeboat station. SHOREHAM. Lat. 50° 49' 50" N; long. 0° 15' W.

Pop. 5,000. Auth. Shoreham Harbour Trustees, under Acts of Parliament of 1816-1876 and 1888. P. SC. TWH. f. and c. in harb., u1h 20m ; Sp. rise 16ft and N. rise ust above zero, or LWNT. There is generally a depth of 5st below zero. W. prev. from SW., most dangerous SE. when blowing a gale. Ry. L.B. & S.C. Tr.-I. and E. General. LV. sailing vessel 1,422 tons, draught 16ft. Accn, The harbour is 4 miles long, and is formed by the outset of the river Adur between two piers. Width of entrance 176ft. It is divided by a third pier into the E. and W. arms. W. arm.-Depth of water 21st HWST., 16ft HWNT. ST. range from 14ft to 16ft, NT. from 8ft to lift, above zero. Good wharves, chiefly used by colliers and timber-laden ships. E. arm.2ost at HWST., 15ft at HWNT. From this arm there is a floating canal entered by a lock 175ft long between the gates, 32ft wide at top and 28ft near bottom, with depth of water at HWST. 22jft, LWST. 2}st, HWNT. 17ft, and LWNT. 6 st. Depth of canal 18}st HWST., 13žst HWNT. Vessels drawing 16st can mostly lie afloat inside the lock. The stream between the entrance piers runs as much as 6 knots at springs, and 3 knots at neaps. There is in the harbour and under the direction andn management of the harb. authority free quay space to the extent of 1,400ft frontage, besides this there are numerous private wharves having frontages to the harb. of about 2,50ɔft. The Alur slip is 420it long, 54ft wide, and capable of taking a vessel drawing rist forward and 1jst al. Gridiron, 152st by 3211 wide.

Charges. — There is now good cranage accommodation at the Railway Company's Kingston wharf. Harb. dues, vessels loading or unloading 3d to 60 ton according to size. Putting in for shelter 4/ each.

Ballast 1/ and 1/2 per ton. Pilotage.- District. From Brighthelmstone (exclusive) westward to the Owers, and from the Owers eastward to Brighthelmstone (exclusive). Rates per foot. Inward and outward. Harb. pilotage, 8t dit. and under, 1/6, above 8ft and not ex. jost, 1/9: above joft, 3/. Vessels inward bound, not boarded until they are within the bar at the entrance of the harb., are charged oniy onefourth of these rates. Moving vessels under 100 tons 5/, and an alditional 2/6 for every 50 tons or portion of 50 tons.

Towage.-Rates for the use of ihe steam tugs plying within liarb. limits, in and out of the harb. to and from Kingston, Shoreham, or the Lock:- Vessels under 60 tons reg., 12/6 ; vessels of 60 tons reg. and upwards, 2}d per ton reg. ; towage one way (either in or out), one half of the above-mentioned rales ; up and down the canal, 2d per ton reg. ; up or down the canal, id per ton reg., with minimum charge of 51. From the Lock to Kingston or Shoreham, or from Shoreham or Kingston to the Lock :--Vessels under 60 tons reg., 5/; vessels of 60 tons and under 100 tons, 8/; vessels of 100 tons and under 200 tons, 12 ; vessels of 200 ions and upwards, 15/; moving a vessel in harb. other than as above mentione:1, 5/; use of tow rope in or out of harb., 10). The harb., being in close proximity to Brighton, affords excellent accn. for yach's : special berths are provided in the canal.

Officials. ---Ciek to Harh. Trust., Cianteld Baguky; Harl. Master, A. J. Catt; Supt. 11.M. Cusi. and Coll. of Dues, W. W. Baggs ; Lloyd's Agent, J. E. Brown.

Hotels. --The “Burrell Arms,” Buckingham Arms, Ro; al George, Bridge,” “ Hebe,” and “ Crab.' SIDMOUTH, Devonshire. Lat. 50° 40' 30" N ; long. 3° 14'

W. A small seaport si uated at the mouth of the Sid, 13 miles SE. of Exeter. A liseboat station.

Hotels.-“Knowle,” “ Royal York.”
SILLOTH, Cumberland, on the eastern side of Soluay Firth.

about 22 miles from Carlisle. Pop. 3.000. Auth. The North British Ry, Co. THW. f. and c. uh 40m ; Sp. rise 26st. ; N. 18st. Ry. N.B. Accn. consists of a cidal ! long by 300ft wide, covering about 4 acres, with a jetty extending 1,000ft towards LW. En. 90ft wide. The new dock has a water area of 6 acres ; length (W. side) 660't (E. side) 630lt, width 40014. Entrance to dock boft. Depth on sill 2411 ST. and 1711 NT. Eleven

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