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TROON, Ayrshire, on the Firth of Clyde. Lat. 55° 33' N;

long. 4° 40' W. Pop. 5,113. Auth. Glasgow and South Western Railway Co., under Statute i Edward VII., Session 1901. P. NC. THW. 1h 50m ; Sp. rise Toft ; N. rise 7£ft. D. There is no bar. Depth of water at entrance is from 14% to 15 ft. LW. W. prev. from SW.; most dangerous NW. Ry. G. & S.W. Tr.-I. Wood, iron and other ores, and limestone; E. Coal and pig iron, LV, 1,966 tons reg., 23st draught. Accn. The harb. is formed by a breakwater running out in a N. direction. The En, to the harb. is between the end of this breakwater and a pier, and is 330ft wide. The harb. works are as follows :

Area. Depth
Tidal Basin or Dock... About 2 21 at LW.
Outer Harb.

19 14% to 151 at entrance at LW. Do.

11 to 12 half-way up Do.

11 to 12 head of Harb. Inner Harb.

.About 18 Dry at LW. There is a large iron and wood shipbuilding yard with two Graving Docks, as follows:

Length, Breadth Depth on

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161 Seven 30-ton steam cranes and one 25-ton steam crane, each capable of shipping 150 to 200 tons of coal per hour; and nine 10-ton steam cranes, each capable of discharging 45 tons per hour.

Charges.—Tonnage dues id to 3d ton, according to size Boats' assistance i}d ton. Dues on goods.

Towage.--To and from the Red Buoy, NW. of the harbour, under 250 reg. tons 2d, 250 and under 500 tons 2d, 500 tons and upwards 3d ton. To the distance of the Lady Isle, either out or in, £i each way extra. Should any vessel hoist a jack for a pilot at Lady Isle, they will have one put on board, and be towed in if required, for £1 extra. Notice should be given for tug at least two hours before sailing. Captains refusing to sail after the boat has been got ready by their orders will be charged 5/ additional, unless a satisfactory reason is given for not sailing. Vessels must use their own hawsers, or pay for the use of the harbour one, a rate of not less than 5/ and not higher than 10), according to the size of the vessel.

Officials.-Man., Wm. Frew; Harb. Master, Donald Mactavish; Principal Officer of Cust., John Murphy; Lloyd's Agent, J. Clark.

Brokers.-A. & J. Guthrie.

Hotels.-"Portland Arms, 'Commercial," "South Beach," and “Marine." TRURO, Cornwall. Lat. 50° 16' W; long. 5° 4' W. Including

Devoran, Pill Point, Restronguet, Ruan, and Tressillian. Auth, Town Council, under a Prov. Order, 4th April, 1883. A tidal harb. in the channel of the River Truro, having D. dry at LW, and oft 6in at HWST. Town quay AST 10 ft 6in; railway wharf AST. 12ft 6in. Accn. Tow. on Town quay. Crane to lift about 5 tons. Vessels discharge at Woodberry and Boathouse, 3 miles down, at any time.

Between Malpas and Truro the channel is generally improved, and buoyed on the system laid down at Trinity House.

Falmouth pilotage for vessels belonging to Truro, bound to or from that port, and not making signal for or otherwise requiring

the services of a Pilot :--From sea and vice verså to Carrick Roads, id. per foot of the draught of water.

Rates of pilotage between Malpas and Truro and vice versa, with or without steam :

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Charges.-Anchorage, 6d to 2/ per vessel. Mooring buoys at Woodberry and below, vessels under 200 tons reg., 27 per week, rising to 1,000 tons reg., 25/ per week ; loading and unloading, ild per ton per man.

Officials.—Harbour Master, Capt. Wilson ; Lloyd's Agents, Waters & Son. ULLAPOOL, Loch Broom, Cromarty. Lat. 57° 55' N ; long.

5° 10' W. A capacious harbour with good anchor. age. There is a stone pier connected with a stone breakwater by a bridge. The pier and wharf belong to Messrs. Matheson, who are the proprietors of Ullapool. UNION HALL PIER, Co. Cork. Bantry Bay. A pier belong.

ing to the Grand Jury. See Glandore. Official.-Harb. Constable, M. McCarthy.

ULVERSTON, Lancashire. Morecambe Bay. Canal belongs to Furness Ry. D. on canal sill 44ft less than on Liverpool Old Dock sill.

Official.-Harb. Master, Capt. James Wards, Barrow-in-Furness. UPHILL.-Creek of Port of Bristol, in the Bristol Channel.

D. HWST. 12ft HWNT. 3ft. UYEASOUND (pronounced U-sound). A harbour at the S.

end of the island of Unst, Shetland. Tr. I. Coal, salt, &c.; E. Herrings, ponies, cattle, wool, &c. No regular port authority.

Official.-County Councillor for South Unst, John P. Sandison. VALENTIA, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Lat. 51° 56' N ; long. 10°

18' W. A natural harb. on the SW. coast of Ireland, containing a pier belonging to the Grand Jury of the County of Kerry. D. of water at entrance, 7 fms. and upwards for a width of 5ooft ; sheltered anchorage, 500 acres running from 3 to 9 fms; 13 st 4 in to 15 ft at quays at ST. Ry. Branch of G. S. & W. of Ireland. LV. Furnessia, Anchor Line, 5,494 tons.

Charges.-At wharf 2d. per ton. No harbour dues.

Officials.-Thaddeus O'Driscoll for the Knight of Kerry; Harb. Master, T. O'Niel ; Lloyd's Agents, J. O'Driscol & Sons.

VALLEY.-A creek of Holyhead. Stone pier. D. HWST. 15ft,

HWNT. 8ft. Official.-J. D. Thomas, Secretary to the Valley Pier Company. VENTRY, Co. Kerry, Dingle Bay. A pier belonging to the

Grand Jury of Co. Kerry. WADEBRIDGE, Cornwall. On the Camel, and 9 miles from its

mouth; 7 miles from Padstow. Auth. Padstow Harb. Commrs. D. Sp. rise 9}ft to roft ; R. of N. 4}ft. Vessels drawing 9fft to soft can come up ordinary ST. Rys. L. & S.W. and G.W. Ř. terminus. Tr.-I. Coal, iron, limestone, manure, and timber. E. Slate, granite, china clay, and corn. Accn. Two cranes, listing power 20 tons. Charges.-Crane dues, 3d per ton ; loading and unloading, 1fd per ton per man ; quay dues, id per reg. ton. Pilotage. NC. Official.-Clerk to Commrs., G. L. Ellis.

WAINFLEET, Lincolnshire. Creek of Boston. 5 miles from sea. D. OST soft at entrance, 8ft at first stage, 6ft at Clough.

Charges.-6d. ton reg.
Pilotage.--Is. per foot.
Official.-Supt., J. Perrin,
WALNEY ISLAND, Lancashire, between Morcambe Bay and

entrance to Duddon River. (See Barrow.) WAREHAM, Dorsetshire. Mouth of the Frome, near Poole.

Ry. L. & S.W. A commodious harb. and quay for small vessels engaged in exporting pipe-clay. (See Poole.)

Hotel.-“Red Lion."
WARDLESS, Lancashire. Creek of Fleetwood. On the Wyre.

D. HWST. 15ft., HWNT. Tost. WARKWORTH Harbour (Amble), Northumberland. Lat 55°

20' N ; long. 1° 31' W. Auth. Warkworth Harbour Commission, under Acts of Parliament of 1847 and 1893. P. NC. THW. at Coquet Roads, 3h ; Sp. rise 14}ft; N. rise uist; R. of N. 7}ft. D. on bar : the bar, which formerly had only ift at LW. and 154 at ST., has been reduced by dredging; usual depth at ST. 18 to 2oft ; at N. 14 to 16ft. W. prev. È. to NE. particularly NE. Ry. N.E. Tr.-I. Deals, battens, timber, props, &c; E. Coals and bricks. LV. 1,350 reg. tons. No vessel can enter at LW. of St. Accn. The harb, is formed by the lower reach of the river Coquet, the entrance to the harb. being between two breakwater piers 225ft apart at the entrance. The area of the harb. below LW. mark is 18 acres; depth of water is about rost at LWST., and 243ft at HWST. The area to which this depth extends is from the lowest berths on the S. side to the upper berths formerly belonging to the Radcliffe Coal Co. and extends to about 1ooft from face of quays. Length of quay space altogether 1,400ft. A line of quays has been formed on the S. side of the river, bring. ing the river, which at that place was very circuitous and change. able, into a more direct and fixed course. Ilong these quays are formed the shipping berths of the Broomhill Collieries, Linited, quay rys., harb. master's, staith master's, and coal-trimmer's offices, also warehouses.

Charges.-- Harb. dues, 2 d to 3d per reg. ton; for refuge only, id per ton. Trimming, 4/ per keel ; steamers, 3/ per keel. Ballast discharged, steam crane, 1/ per ton.

Pilotage.--In summer 1/3; in winter 1/6 per foot.

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Towage.-In and out 3/6 per keel.

Officials.-Clerk to Commissioners, J. Earnshaw ; Harb. Master, Capt. R. Meehan; Staith Master, A. Sanderson; Lloyd's Agent, W. R. Leighton.

Hotel.-“ The Station."
WARREWATER or BUDLE CREEK, Northumberland,

D. HWST. 14st, HWNT. 8ft. THW. 2h 40m.
WARRINGTON.-See Manchester Canal.
WATCHET, Somerset. Lat. 51° 10' N; long. 3° 20' W. Ry.

West Somerset and W. Somerset Mineral. Traffic by latter suspended. Auth. District Council. A small harb. used by coasting vessels. Area 95 acres. Quayage about 8ooft. Dry at LW. D. at berths, ST. 15ft, NT. 5 to 6ft. There are two good privately owned steam cranes used by arrangement. W. prev. N. and N.E. and NW. THW. f. and c. 6h 58m. A liseboat station.

Charges.-d per ton reg., which can be advanced to ad, with tolls on goods as per tariff.

Officials.-Clerk, Frank Risdon ; Harb. Master, A. Norman.
Hotel.-"West Somerset,” A. Mossman.
WATERFORD, Waterford. On both banks of the Suir. Lat.

52° 7' 25" N ; long 6° 55' 53" W. Pop. 28,000. Auth. Port and Harb. Comrs., acting principally under Act 9 and 10 Vic. c. 292.

P. C. THW. f. and c. at W. Bridge at 6h 6m; Sp. rise 134ft ; N. rise 1offt. D. on bar at S.T. 14ft, NT. 17ft._W. prev. SW. Rys. W. & T., G.S. & W., and D.W. & W. Tr.-I. Grain, timber, and coal ; E. Cattle, grain, and agricultural produce. LV. ss. 1,892 tons, deepest dft. 25£ft. Accn. A natural harb. formed by the channel of the Suir from the city of Waterford to its confluence with the Barrow, and thence to the sea by the estuary of these two rivers, a distance of 15 miles. Width of entrance 3 miles. The river Suir is navigable for vessels of 2oft dft. up to Waterford, where they lie afloat at the quays. Quayage space, warehouses, cranes, graving bank, &c. Depth of water at the quays 22ft LWOST. Vessels windbound anchor off Passage East.

Charges (New scale since Sept. 1, 1904). — Tonnage Rates: Per ton of rateable tonnage of every vessel discharging or loading cargo or passengers in the port, from or to any port or place in the U.K., 3d; per ton of rateable tonnage of every vessel discharging or loading cargo or passengers in the port from or to any port or place not in the U.K., 1/; per ton of rateable tonnage of every vessel entering the port for the purpose of seeking refuge therein, or for repairs, or for orders, and not discharging or loading cargo or passengers, id. Vesseis bound from one port or place to any other port or place in the U.K., and entering for refuge, repairs, or orders, and not discharging or loading cargo or passengers, shall be exempt from the last-mentioned rate. Local Lights Rates : Per ton of rateable tonnage of every vessel which, having entered the port from the sea and come up the same, shall cross to the westward of an imaginary straight line drawn from Cheekpoint Promontory to Drumdowney Point, id; per ton of rateable tonnage of every vessel which, having entered the port from the sea and come up the same, shall not cross to the westward of the above-mentioned imaginary straight line, fd. Pilotage (C). – District. On the east, an imaginary straight line drawn from a point on the coast at or near

Crossfarnoge Point to a point at sea three leagues southward of same. On the west, an imaginary straight line drawn from a point on the coas at or near Great Newtown Head, to a point at sea one league southward of same. On the south, an imaginary straight line drawn from the seaward extremity of the above eastern boundary line to the seaward extremity of the western boundary line. On the north, an imaginary line drawn from Granagh Castle to Bilberry Rock, about one mile above Waterford Bridge. Rates. Inward:

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The above rates will in the case of steam vessels (other than tugs) be levied on 40 per cent, of the gross tonnage in all cases where the net register tonnage is less than 40 per cent. of the gross; and in the case of steam tugs, on 20 per cent. of the gross tonnage in all cases where the net register tonnage is less than 20 per cent. of the gross. Water Bailiff's Fees (levied under Royal Charter for the Cor. poration of Waterford): Tonnage dnty id per ton (Irish currency), anchorage over 100 tons 4/8 per vessel, under 100 tons 2/4. These fees will, as herotofore, be levied on the net reg. tonnage in all cases.

Towage.--Same as New Ross.

Officials.-Sec. to Harb. Commrs., J. Allingham, jun. ; Harb. Master, Capt. W. Farrell ; Coll. of Rates, M. A. Slattery ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., H. Underwood; Pilot Master, Capt. Kennedy ; Lloyd's Agent, E. Jacob.

Hotels. -At Waterford : The “Imperial," "Adelphi," and “Globe.". At l'assage : “Kavanagh's ” and “Love's.”

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