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WATERMOUTH, Devonshire, near Ilfracombe. Ry. L. & S.W.

THW, f. and c. 5h 30m-11h 30m. A small harb. frequented by vessels of about 60 tons; the property of Mrs. H. M. Bassett. D. at HWST. 24st.

Officials.--Agents, T. J. Pitts Tucker & Sons, Barnstaple ; Harb. Master, R. F. Lewis. WELLS, Norfolk. Lat. 52° 57' N ; long. 0° 52' E. 29 miles

NW. from Norwich. Ry. G.E. Auth, Commsnrs., under several Acts of Parliament. Accn. D. at En. and quays 13 to 14ft HWST. roft HWN, Quay 645ft. LV. 176 tons. W. prev. NE. and NW. THW. f. and c. 6h 20m. A lifeboat station,

Charges.--1/ per ton reg. inwards ; 8d outwards.

Officials.-Clerk to Commrs., G. S. Andrews; Harb. Master and Lloyd's Agent, Capt. W. Temple.

Hotel.-The “Crown."
WEMYSS, Fifeshire, F. of Forth. Lat. 55° 54' N ; long.

4° 53' W. Auth. Owner, R, G. Erskine Wemyss, Esq. Accn. Quay frontage 6ooft, D. HWST. 16ft and HWNT. noft. Used by vessels loading coals from the Wemyss Collieries. LV. 545 tons. W. prev. W. THW. f. and c. 1h 57m.

WEST HARTLEPOOL. See Hartlepool.
WESTON POINT DOCKS, on the Upper Mersey. II miles

above Liverpool, approached therefrom by the Weston Mersey Lock, and across the Manchester Ship Canal ; or via Eastham and the Manchester Ship Canal. The Docks are the terminus of the River Weaver Navigation, which is the shortest route to the Potteries, via the Anderton List and the Trent and Mersey Canal. There are no dock or harb. dues on vessels or merchandise paying River Weaver Tolls.

The daily depth of water in the Mersey to these docks is ascertained by deducting 3st 6in from Holden's Liverpool Tide Table. Vessels drawing 15st of water are always afloat in these docks.

Imports.- Pottery materials, sulphur ore, bone ash, hides, &c. Exports.-Salt, salt cake, stone, purple ore, burnt ore, and chemicals.

Pilotage. -As per agreement.

Towage.-Up the Mersey free for vessels bringing pottery materials passing up the Weaver; and down the Mersey free for vessels loaded with salt.

Ballast Rates.-Discharging, 1/ per ton; ballasting, at cost of labour. Loading and discharging done by hydraulic cranes. Moderate charges.

Vessels bound for these docks to load salt can come up the Ship Canal from Eastham light or in ballast, and go down the same, if their reg. tonnage does not exceed 450 tons, and their cargo 500 tons, free of charge. Vessels coming loaded with pottery materials can likewise use the Canal by paying half the advertised Canal Dues and Tolls, if their tonnage does not exceed 450 tons reg. and their cargo does not exceed 500 tons.

Officials.-Clerk to Weaver Navigation Trustees, E. S. Inman; Traffic Agent, L. Rosenberg. WESTPORT, Mayo, Ireland (see also Innislyre). Lat. 53° 49'

N; long 9° 30' W. Pop. 5,000. Auth. Port and Harb. Commissioners, under Act 1853. P, NC. THW. 4h The quay

57m. S. rise 12 ft; N.rise 9}ft. W. prev. W. Ry. M.G.W. Tr.-I. Timber, coal, salt, flour, &c.; E. Agricultural produce, timber, &c. LV. 1,670 tons anchor at Innislyre. Vessels entering harb. at LW. anchor at Innislyre or Dorinch. Accn. A very safe harb. Large ships bound to Westport and having to be discharged afloat always anchor in Innislyre, which is within the harb. of Westport; here there is safe anchorage in all weathers for ships of very large tonnage. At quay ; warehouse, wharf, and crane accommodation. at Westport is 2,5oost in length ; the approach to the quay is never undertaken without pilots. Vessel 14ft draught may approach quay.

Charges.--Harb. dues, inwards, with cargo ad per ton reg, for vessels not exceeding 100 tons; vessels exceeding 100 tons 3d per ton ; outwards the same. Ditto half inward or outward dues when vessels arrive or leave in ballast.

Pilotage.--Outside (NC.) Pilotage District : Any place between Slyne Head and Achill Head to Innisgort Lighthouse, or vice versa. Ilarbour District (C): From one mile outside Innisgort Lighthouse to any place within harbour, or vice versa.

Rates.-Outside 3/ per ft. maximum dft. Harb. as per schedule Towage.-As per agreement.

Officials.-Sec. to Port and Harb. Commrs. and Coll., Joseph M. McBride; Harb. Master, G. Downer ; Supt. of H.M. Cust., J. H. Fisher ; Lloyd's Agent, A. M. O'Malley. WESTRAY, Orkney Islands. 59° 17' N; 2° 50' W. Gill

Pier is 4ooft long; roft water outer end of pier LWOST. uft rise and fall. Chiet Exports, dry fish, charges 11 perton, and kelp, 8d per ton; eggs, 4d per box of 150 doz., and cattle 4d each ; Imports, coal, 6d per ton. The Bay of Pierawall in which Gill Pier is situated affords excellent shelter for vessels of 150 tons and under, and Pierawall roadstead shelter for almost any size. The Pier and its limits are under the management of the Orkney Harb. Commissioners.

Charges.-Dues, 3d per ton under 100, 4d to 150, and 6d over 150.
Official.-Harb. Master, James Scott.
WEXFORD, Co. Wexford. Four miles from the entrance to

the harb., 64 miles SW. from Dublin. Lat. 52° 20' N; long. 6° 25' W. Pop. 12,055. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Acts 37 and 38 Vic. c. 40. P. NC. THW. at town 7h 21m; Sp. rise 5st ; N. rise 3}ft. D. on bar at LWST. Sft. W. prev. S. and SW., most dangerous E. and N.E. Ry. D. W. & W. Tr.-I. Timber, coal, flour, salt, &c.; E. Agricultural produce, &c. LV. 141st to 15st dít. at HW. good ST. ; no vessels enter at LW. Accn. A natural harb. ; there are neither piers nor docks. There is 2,475ft of quayage, and the general depth of water is from 6ft to izst. Abreast the quays there is from 15st to poft. Handcranes, weighing machines, &c. There is a patent slip 36oft long and 58ft wide.

Charges.- Tonnage dues, sailing 4d reg. ton, steamers 5d. Rates on cargo.

Pilotage.—District. The area within an imaginary line drawn straight from Blackwater Head to the northern end of the Long Bank, thence along the western edge of said bank to its southern end, and thence straight to Greenore Point.

Rates per reg. ton. Every vessel entering district, and discharging or loading any cargo, or without discharging any cargo, taking in any additional cargo in the harb. or in Rosslare, and then going out of the said district, inward and outward together, 5d. Entering district, and discharging any cargo in the harb. or Rosslare, but not taking in any cargo, inward, 4d. Going out of disrict with cargo, but not having entered with cargo, outward 4d. Entering or going out of district in ballast, not having paid any of the foregoing rates, for inward or outward, id. Coming within district by reason of stress of weather or other cause, but not discharging or receiving any cargo within such limits, inward or outward 2d. reg. ton. And in addition to the above rates :-From or to any point outside district, for every vessel not ex. 100 reg. tons £1; for every vessel ex. 100 reg. tons and not ex. 200 reg. tons £2; for every vessel ex. 200 reg. tons £2 for the first 200 reg. tons, and 62 additional for every 100 reg. tons beyond the first 200 reg. tons.

Towage.-Quay to bay, or vice versā, 6d. reg. ton. Island side to bay, or vice verså, 5d. Island side to quay, or vice versa, 3d. Vessels in ballast, in, out, or any portion of the way, 2d per reg. ton. Minimum charge 107. Outside of above limits by special agreement.

Officials.--Sec. to Comrs., J. F. Walsh ; Lloyd's Agents, Jasper Walsh & Co. ; Engineer, E. S. O'Brien ; Harb. and Ballast Master, Capt. Brady; Coll. of Rates, W. Murphy; Supt. of H.M. Cust., Charles Hughes; Pilot Master, Capt. Smith ; 'Traffic Man. (D. W. & W. Ry.), Mr. Coghlan.

Hotels.—“White's” and “Imperial.”
WEYMOUTH, Dorset. Lat. 50° 36' 30" N; long. 2° 26' 40" W.

Pop. 20,000. Auth. Town Council, under several local Acts. PNC. THW. at Portland Br. 7h im; Sp. rise 7ft ; N. rise 5ft. D. on bar 12ft LWST. W. prev. SW. Rys. G. W. and L. & S. W. Tr.-General. LV. 1,161 net tons at HW. and 500 tons at LW. Accn. The River Wey divides the towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and from its mouth a stone pier runs out ENE. for about 200yds, and is continued 30ost by a concrete pier 2st above OST. The N. side of the entrance is protected by a stone pier running out E. by S., and from its end a pile pier extends 300ft. Depth of water in harb. 12ft LW. and i8ft HWST. Area of harb. E. of bridge 194 acres, W. of bridge 27

Extensive improvements have been made in the harbour to give increased depth, for an improved service of boats for the Channel Islands by the G.W. Ry., which run daily each way in summer, and alternate days in winter.

Charges.- Harb. dues 3d ton; in and out windbound 3/. Pilotage.-C. For Continental traffic, except Brest and East of it, and except also the Channel Islands, but for all vessels carrying pasengers compulsory. N.C., others as above District. From St. Alban's Head to Lyme, and vice versa. Rates per foot :-Inwards or outwards. From a line drawn from Lulworth to the outer part of the Race or Shambles, into Weymouth or Portland Roads or Bay from Weymouth or Portland Roads or Bay into Weymouth Harb., from sea into Lyme Harb., Ioft and under, 2/6, above roft, 3/ per ft. The pilot must, if required, provide a boat with four men to attend her from the Roads to the quay, or vice verså, to tow her in or out, or carry ropes on shore, or to the posts, &c., as may be necessary, for which each man is to be paid 4/ per tide; the owner of the boat to be paid the same as a man. A pilot taken on board at sea shall


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be entitled to the following additional pay :-From St. Alban's Head or Bill of Portland, to off Bridport or Lyme £2 25. ; if three leagues from the limits of Weymouth, Bridport, or Lyme £3 3s. ; it six leagues from the limits of Weymouth, Bridport, or Lyme £445.; if ten leagnies from the limits of Weymouth, Bridport, or Lyme £,66s. Steam vessels calling at Portland for coal only to pay for pilotage into and out of Roads 21 per foot for vessel--dry of water.

Towage.--As per agreement with Messrs. Cosens & Co., We uth.

Officials.-Town Clerk, Sir R. N. Howard ; Harb. and Pier Master, Robt. A. Ayles; Wharfinger, Henry Warren; Coll. of H.M. Cust., W. D. Thompson ; Lloyd's Agent, W. Butt. Hotels.-" Marine, Victoria,"" Queen's,"

” “Golden Lion,” “Crown,'

“ Gloucester," "Royal.” WHIDDY HARB., Bantry Bay, Ireland. Secure and well

sheltered for large ships. WHITBY, Yorkshire. On the Esk. Lat. 54° 29' N ; long.

0° 36' W. Pop. 14,086. Auth. Harbour Trustees, under Act 1879 and an order of 1883. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 3h 45m ; Sp. rise 16ft ; N. rise ust; R. of N. soft. D. Bar dry at LW. N. prev. NE. ; most dangerous N. to NW Ry. N.E. Tr. -- I. Timber, Coal, &c. LV. Dora, 1,558 tons register. Accn. The harb. is formed by two piers, E. 98oft long, and W. 1,050ft long, and has an area of 89 acres, with a depth at HWOST. varying from soft to 15ft, which is influenced by wind. Two 5 ton cranes ; private cranes of from 2 to 5 tons. Quayage space abou 3,000ft.

Charges.-Harb. dues, under jo tons 2d ton, over 50 tons 2d per ton. Refuge, id per ton. Rates on goods.

Pilotage.--District undefined. Rates per foot. Whitby, from April i to Oct. 1, 1/3; from Oct. I to April 1, 1/6. Sea. ham, Blyth, Amble, Alnmouth, North Sunderland, or Holy Island, ditto. Towage.--Agreement. No fixed rates.

Officials.-Secs. to Harb. Trust., P. G. Coble and J. W. Foster ; Harb. Master, Capt. W. Knight ; Coll. of Rates, J. W. Foster ; Lloyd's Agent, G. Milburn.

Hotels.-“Métropole,” “Royal,” “ Crown,” “Angel," and “ Station." WHITEHALL, Stronsay, Orkneys. Auth. Orkney Harb.

Commrs., under Act of 1887. Accn. A stone pier 464ft long, carried out to host LW. and 23ft HWST. Vessels of 7st draught come alongside at all times of tide, and vessels of 13st hin at HW. W. prev, and most dangerous NW. and NE.

Officials.-Clerk to Commrs., D. J. Robertson, solicitor, Kirkwall; Harb. Master, David Chalmers; Assist., D. Chalmers, Junr. WHITEHAVEN, Cumberland. Lat. 54° 33' N ; long. 3° 35' W.

Pop. 19,236. Auth. Whitehaven Harb. Commrs., constituted under “The_Borough and Harb. of Whitehaven Scheme,” 1894 P. NC. THW. uh 14m ; Sp. rise 26ft ; N. rise 19ft. D. at En. 2oft OHWST, 14ft OHWNT ; at quay berths 16ft OHWST; in tidal harb. 12ft. OHWNT. W.

prev. SW.; most dangerous W.and NW. Rys. L. & N. W., W.C. & E., and Furness. Tr.-I. Grain, timber, cattle, coke, and general ; E.

Coal, iron-ore, pig-iron, steel rails, and quarry stone. LV, about 3,000 tons burthen. Accn. A tidal harb. with wet dock, enclosed by piers, and divided into the Outer, Inner, N. and S, The Queen's Dock is 43 acres in extent, entrance 50ft wide at quay level 44ft at top of invert. Quayage space, harbour and dock, 8,992st. Extensive shed accommodation and every facility for shipping. Slipway and gridiron, Steam cranes : Two of 6 tons, one of 5 tons, four of 3 tons, two of 2 tons; hand cranes-one of 19 tons, one of 2 tons, four of if tons, two of 1 ton, steam tug slip, &c:-

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Charges.—Light dues ad per ton. Tonnage rates: Inwards, for every vessel with a cargo from any port in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands using tidal harb, only, 3d per ton reg. ; ditto, using wet dock, 4d; for every vessel with a cargo entering the harb, or dock from any other port or place, 5d ; for every vessel entering the harb, or dock without cargo or in ballast, 3d. Outwards, for every vessel clearing, with a cargo on board, for any port in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, 50 ; for every steamer engaged in the home trade and clearing with a cargo of iron or steel for any port in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, or to Hamburgh or Bordeaux, or any port on the coast between the same, 3d; for every vessel clearing with a cargo for any other port or place but which entered with a cargo, 5d; for every vessel clearing with a cargo on board for any other port or place, but which entered without a cargo, 6d; for every vessel clearing without a cargo, 5d. All vessels put into harb. and not entering the dock through stress of weather or for repairs shall pay half the above dues. Any vessel remaining in the harb, or dock for more than forty-two days will be charged at the rate of ad per ton per week or part of a week afterwards Every vessel entering or leaving the harb, having gunpowder or dynamite or other explosives on board will be charged for tonnage dues not less than £1. The Harb. Authority provides hoppers for the reception of ballast at 8d per ton, put on board.

Pilotage.--District. Harbour boat, belonging to the Harb. Authority attends all vessels entering the harbour, for which a tonnage charge is made. The Trinity House has appointed Pilotage Sub-Commissioners from Haverigg Point to Maryport, including Whitehaven. It is expected that pilots will be licensed before the end of 1904,

Towage.-When tug is used : All coasting vessels 1}d per ton, and all foreign vessels ad per ton within certain limits.

Officials.-Clerk to Harb. Comm., John Tyson; Harb. and Dock Master, Andrew Irving; Harb. Engineer, F. Rowe Willcocks ; Superintendent of H.M. Cust., S. W. Goodall ; Lloyd's Agents, J. and W. Jackson.

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