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Charges.-6d per ton on cargo vessels, with id to 4d per ion wharfage, and an additional £d per ton for each week, if they remain more than seven days.
Officials.-Sec. to Commissioners of Public Works, Dublin, W. B. Soady, Esq. ; Harb. Master, J. A. Mullins; Assist. Harb. Master, J. Cunningham.
Hotel." St. Alban's Arms."
W. Entrance to the Crinan Canal. Auth. Caledonian Canal Commissioners, by Act of Parliament. THW. oh 15m. D. in channel leading to canal from 4it to 16ft, according to state of tide. D. at outside quay berths gft to 20ft. D. in canal and basins, 9ft 6in. Vessels 88ft by post by gît can pass locks. Sp. rise ist; N. 9ft. W. prev. SE. to SW. Used by coasting vessels and passenger steamers.
Charges.--2d per ton on vessel and id to 1/ per ton on goods.
38'27'' N. ; long. 4° 49' 28" W. Pop. 4,000. Auth. Ardrossan Harbour Company, under Act 1886. P. NC. THW. 11h 45m ; Sp. rise hoft; N. rise 8ft. W. prev. SW. and are most dangerous. Rys. G., S.W. & C. Tr.-I. Iron ore, limestone, pig-iron, &c. ; E. Coal, pig-iron, &c. LV. Vessel: drawing 21st can enter and leave at HWST.; in one or two cases they have left drawing as much as 22jft (they could of course have entered as well), and they can enter or leave at LWST. drawing 12ft. ; vessels of 1,200 reg. tons may be considered the maximum size that can be accommodated, though there have been one or two in the harb. of 1,700 reg. tons. Accn., an outer breakwater, in the inside of which there is a 20-ton steam crane, and a berth where a vessel 28oft in length could load to 21ft ; and a wet dock with an entrance 38st wide and 18 ft deep at HWST., having an area of about four acres, and with twelve steam cranes for shipping or discharging coals, pig-iron, ores or goods, as also quayage for the storing of pig-iron, &c. There is also an inner harb, on the inner and E. side of the wet dock. This harb. is closed, being converted into a wet dock of about 9 acres in extent, with 18st. at LW., which will be opened in 1890 or 1891,
Charges.-Dues on vessels vary, 15 tons and over 3d reg. ton and boat's assistance itd reg. ton. Dues on goods 2d to 6d, and dues on sundries from 2d to 6d. Cranes to 25 tons.
Towage.-All vessels up to 250 reg. tons, per ton ad ; from 250 to 500, 2 d ; from 500 upwards 3d reg. ton (chargeable within the W. point of the Horse Isle on the Little Cumbrae). Beyond the limits as per agreement.
Officials.-Man. for the Props., J. Craig ; Dock and Harb. Master, Capt. A. Steel; Coll. of Dues, R. Hendrick ; Coll. of H. M. Cust., S. Lyall.
Hotels.—“Eglinton Arms" and " Railway."
TWH. 5h 41m. D. Dry at LW. Sp. rise 12}ft; N. 9 ft. There is a stone pier and slip at this plice, and an anchorage for boats drawing 5ft or 6ft. A leading wind is required to enter from the E. ARKLOW, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. On the Avoca. Lat. 52° 53'N.
long. 6° 10' W. Pop. 5,000. Ry. D.W. & W. THW. f. and c. 8h om. Auth. Trustees under Act of Parliament 1882. Accn. A river 18oft wide, with D. from 6ft to roft. Tide flows very little on this coast. Crane power to 5 tons. W. prev. SW. round by S. to SE. LV. 352 tons.
Charges.---On vessels 6d per ton; coal, pyrites, iron ore, and ochre, 3d per ton; timber, 4d per ton ; salt, artificial manures and phosphates, 6d per ton. ARTHURSTOWN, Co. Wexford. A small fishery harbour on
the river Suir, opposite Passage East. AROS, Island of Mull, Argyleshire. Lat. 56° 40' N; long. 6° 0' W.
In the Sound of Mull, 6 miles from Tobermorey. THW. 5h 58m. A small fishing station, having a pier for steamers.
ARUNDEL.-See Littlehampton. THW. f. and c. Ih 35m. ASKEATON, Ireland. A small harb. on the river Shannon,
near Foynes. AUBIN, ST.-See Jersey. AVONMOUTH.-See Bristol. AXMOUTH, Devonshire. At the mouth of the Axe. Lat.
50° 42' N; long. 3° 2' W. Auth. Owner, W. Trelawney Hallett, of Stedcombe House, Axminster. Regulated by Actii Geo. IV., 1830. THW. f. and c. 6h 33m. D. on bar 4ft LWST., 12ft to 14ft HWST. Harb. dries at LW. W. prev. SE. and SW. Quayage about 440 yards.
Charges.- Over 10 tons 2d per ton, and 2d per month for laying up. Rates upon goods as per schedule to Act.
Hotel.-- Nearest at Seaton, half a mile distant.
small harb. for fishing vessels. AYR, Ayrshire, Seaport. Lat. 55° 28' 10" N ; long. 4° 38' 10" W.
Pop. 20, 821. Auth. Harbour Trust. P.NC. THW. uih 50m ; Sp. rise 8fft ; N. rise 74ft. D. on bar post and 12ft at entrance. New dock sills ST. 22ft., N. 19st. Ry, G. & SW. Tr.-Large import and export of minerals. The harb. is formed by the river Ayr, which falls into the sea between piers, having the entrance sheltered by a break water with an opening 320ft wide, facing NW by W. The banks of the river are quayed on each side from the bridge seaward, and afford about 1,200 yards of wharfage. There is a wet dock to the N. of the harb., with an area of 8 acres, in which vessels drawing 18st to post can be kept afloat. Good warehouses, steam cranes to 25 tons, and every facility. Special appliances for the shipment of coals. There is also a patent slipway, Sooft long x 60ft wide, and shear legs lifting 50 tons H. of T. ST. 2oft ; N. 17ft 6in.
Charges.-Harb. rates, 2d to 4d reg. ton. Anchorage from 1/ for vessels of 20 reg. ton to 10/ for vessels of 500 reg. ton and
upwards. Rates for planks and shutes 60 to 2). Rates on goods, shipped, unshipped, or transhipped, from id to 17, and 5) for gunpowder.
Pilotage.- District. Into and out of the harb, of Ayr to a safe distance at sea, say three miles. Rates. Vessels engaged in the coasting trade id ton. Vessels engaged in the foreign trade id ton.
Towage. -40 reg. tons and upwards into or out of the harb., from or to half a mile beyond the present pierhead of the harb. Id reg. ton ; from one berth in the harb. to another jd reg. ton.
Officials.-Sec. to Trust., William Pollock ; Harb. Master, P. Barr; Coll. of Harb. dues, J. McHutchison ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., F. Franklin.
Hotels." The Station,” “King's Arms,” “Queen's,” and “Ayr Arms." BADACRO HARBOUR, Loch Gairloch, Rosshire. Lat.
57° 40' N; long. 5° 42' W. A fish-curing station, having a sheltered little basin, much frequented by small craft. BAGILT, Flintshire (see Chester). Lat. 53° 17' N; long.
3° 12' W. Ry. Chester & Holyhead. Auth. Owners, Walkers, Parker & Co., Ld. THW. f. and c. uh 58m. W. prev. SW. and NE. There is about 2st at LW., and 13ft zin at HWST. Used principally by Messrs. Walker's vessels, steam cranes and goods wharves.
Charges.-Various, from 4d per ton.
long. 6° 10' 40" W. Ry. G.N. (1.) Auth. Dublin Port and Docks Board, under Act 30, Vict., c. 23, and the Piers and Harbours Confirmation Act, 1867. THW. f. and c. Ioh 40m. Harbour dries at LW. D. at HWST. ost. Used principally by vessels drawing up to 8ft. Quayage 684yds. Tr.Muslin, embroidery, and hosiery, fisheries, &c.
Charges.-6d per ton on vessels. Ballast 1/ per ton, gas light id per ton.
Officials.-See Dublin. Harb. Master, R. McCowan.
BALCARRY (Kirkcudbright). A sheltered anchorage and lifeboat station on the Solway Firth BALLANTRAE, Ayrshire, at the mouth of the Stinchar. Lat.
55° 7' N; long. 5° 2' W. Pop. 600. Posttown, Girvan. A small harb., dry at LW., with stone pier, having D. of 8ft HWST. THW. f. and c. 11h 28m. BALLINA, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Situated at the mouth of the
Moy, Killala Bay. Lat. 54° 10' N; long. 9° 15' W; Pop., with its suburb Ardnaree, 5 800. Auth. River Moy Commissioners, by Statute, 1860. THW. f. and c. 5h 15m. 'D. 5ft LWST., and 16ft HWST. LV. 350 tons.
Charges.-Harb. dues. On vessels to or from home ports, a sum not exceeding 6d per ton; on vessels to or from foreign ports, a sum not exceeding 8d per ton.
Pilotage.-2/ per foot in dst. for vessels from or for home ports ; 3/ per foot in dst. for vessels from or for foreign ports.
Officials.-Sec., R. W. Joynt ; Harb. Master, J. Hately.
BALLINTOY, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Between Coleraine and
Rathlin Island. Lat. 55° 7' N; long. 6° 30' W. Nearest Railway Station, Ballycastle. Auth. The Eglinton Chemical Co., Ltd., of Ballintoy. THW. f. and c. 6h 28m. Accn. Area about 2,380 sq yds. Quayage zooft frontage. LV. Steam lighters of 100 tons. Don Bar 6ft LWST. and cofft HWST. Crane power to 2 tons.
Charges.--6d per ton on vessels.
Officials.-Gen. Man. and Sec., W. A. Donald ; Harb. Master, John MacHendry.
Hotels.—“Boyd Arms,” Ballycastle ; “Commercial," Bushmills. BALLYCASTLE, Co. Antrim, Ireland, near the Fair Head.
Lat. 55° 16' N; long. 6° 32' W. Pop. 1,600. Auth. Owner, Lady Boyd. THW. f. and c. 6h 42m. Dock choked up with sand. Vessels have to discharge into boats, not being able to get alongside the pier, which is in a dilapidated condition. W. Sheltered from NE. and NW. There are dangerous currents between Rathlin Island and the mainland. Tr.-Coasting vessels bringing coals, slate, timber, &c. No harb. dues.
Official.-Agent to Owner, J. B. Johnstone.
7° 59' W. Pop. 350. THW. f. and c. 5h 38m. A small pier. Harb. dry at LW., affording protection to fishing vessels and coasters. BALLYCROVANE, Harb. in Kenmare Bay, Co. Kerry, Ire
land. An anchorage in about 4 fms. BALLYSHANNON, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Lat. 54° 31' N;
long. 8° 2' W. At the mouth of the Erne. THW. 5h 18m. D. on bar 3st LWST., and 6ft LWNT. ; 13ft HWST., and 10ft HWNT. Channel is about 10 to 150 yds wide, with depth of about izst, except near the Bar; and 18 to 2ost at wharves, LW, Auth. Harb. Trust., under Act, 1886. En. occasionally difficult, but undergoing improvements.
Charges.-On vessels, 2d per ton reg. ; on cargo, 3d to 4d per ton.
Pilotage.-Coasters 2/6 in, 2/0 out, per foot dft. ; foreign 3/6 in, 3/ out, per foot dst.
Official.-Sec. to Harb. Trust., Edward Lynch.
8° 25' W. A small port on the coast of Connaught, with secure anchorage for two or three small vessels in Porthcurry Pool in 13ft LW. THW. f. and c. 6h 35m. No harb. authority. BALMERINO, Fifeshire. River Tay. Lat. 56° 25' N ; long
3° 2' W. Pop. 800. Auth. Owner, E. A. Stuart, Kinfauns Castle. Rys. N.B. THW. f. and c. 2h 44m. There is a stone pier, 120ft long, connected with a timber jetty, with about soft at HWST. alongside. D. Dry at LW. BALTIMORE, Co. Cork, Ireland. Lat. 51° 27' N ; long.
9° 16' W; about 5m NE. from Cape Clear. Pop. 150. THW. f. and c. 4h 23m. An anchorage for vessels drawing up to 18ft. In the reign of Charles I., 1631, this town was plundered by Algerine pirates, who carried above 200 of the inhabitants into slavery. No harb. dues.
Official.-John Brown, Harb. Constable.
wick-on-Tweed. Pop. 4,000. The keep of the castle--said to have been built by Ina, King of Northumbria, in 548—is used as a refuge for shipwrecked sailors. BANDON QUAY (see Kinsale), Co. Cork, Ireland. Lat.
51° 44' N ; long 8° 43' W. Situated at the mouth of the Bandon River. Ry, Cork, Bandon & Kinsale. Auth. Kinsale Harb. Commissioners, by Kinsale Harb. Orders, 1870 and 1874. THW. f. and c. 5h 18m. D. alongside quay 8 ft HWST., on bar 13ft LWST. ; Sp. rise izst, and N. ioft. Vessels have often to wait many days to discharge and load. Tr.1. Coal, corn, timber, and salt; E. Corn, timber, and pitwood. W. prev. SW. LV. 200 tons.
Charges.-On vessels id per ton reg.
4,200. Auth, Harb, Trust., under Act of Parliament, 3 and 4 Vict., c. 114. P. NC. THW. f. and c. oh 28m ; Sp. rise rojst; N. 8ft; R. of N. 54ft. W. prev. W., most dangerous from NW. to NE. Ry. G.N. (S.) Tri-1. Coal, lime, timber, iron, stones, and general goods; E. Timber, corn, &c. The outer entrance has a width of 45ft. LV. It is supposed the LV. that ever entered at any time of tide was a light steamer of about 500 tons gross reg. No vessels can enter at LW. of ST. except at times a few boats. The harb. consists of an inner and outer basin; the area within the walls is about 4 acres. There is entire safety in the inner basin, 300ft x 239 st, with 1,60oft of quayage ; but in LT. loaded vessels can only enter outer basin, 290ft x 190ft, where they discharge part cargo. At NT. vessels drawing not more than 10 ft can enter outer basin, and at ST. 13}ft, or about, according to direction of W. and state of sand ; and vessels can enter inner basin at NT., drawing list, and at ST. 10 ft, varying as before mentioned. Morton's Patent Slipway is Soft long x 27ft wide. H. of T. ST. 12ft to 16ft ; N. 1ost to izft. Crane, and other accommodation.
Charges.-Harb. dues inwards and out wards id reg. ton. Water and pier lights about id reg. ton. Berthing dues 1/ to 2/6. Plankage 6à for each plank.
Pilotage.-District not defined. “Rates. Inwards or outwards 2d ton.
Towage.- Boat with kedge and warp 5/ per vessel.
Officials.-Clerk to Harb. Trust., J. Smith ; Harb. and Shore Master, R. Sheriff ; Berthing Master, Capt. Cook ; Principal Coast Officer of H.M. Cust., D. Clark. BANGOR, Carnarvonshire. Lat. 53° 13' N ; long. 4° 8' W.
Pop. about 7,000. Ry: Coester & Ilolyhead. THW. f. and c. 9h 3m. D. 17ft HWST., and ult HWNT. Accn. Tidal basin 320st long x 50ft, with 6gost of quayage There is about soost quayage outside tidal basin. Tr.-Exporting slates.