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BECCLES, Suffolk. Lat. 52° 27' N ; long. 1° 35' E; situated

on the river Waveney, 13m SE. of Yarmouth. Ry. G.E. Auth. Owners, the Town Council of Beccles. The harb., area 3,200 sq yds, is a small cut in the river, into which coasters and small craft enter. D. at LW. 5ft to 6ft.

Official.-Coll., J. B. Sprunt.
BELFAST, Antrim. At the head of Belfast Lough, and at the

outlet of the river Lagan. Lat. 54° 42' N ; long. 5° 55' W. Pop. 250,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Acts from 1847 to 1883. P. C. THW. f. and c. 1oh 43m ; Sp. rise oft ; N. rise 8ft. W. prev. for nine months of the year are from S. veering W. to NW., and for three months in the spring from NE, to SE. The harb. is at all times safe and easily accessible. Rys. B. & N.C.; B. & Co. Down; B. H. & B. G.N. (I.) Tr.-I. Coal, cotton, flax goods, grain, flour, timber, iron, provisions, drugs, &c. ; E. Linen, goods, iron ore, hides, rock salt, &c. LV, which have entered at any time of tide were, until lately, those engaged in the timber trade from N. American ports, and the ship Queen of the West, of 1,432 reg. ton., was the largest. Since the year 1870 the largest vessels have been those in the grain and flour trade, and were chiefly from American ports. The most recent and marked change in the vessels in this, as well as in other trades, has been that from sailing vessels of 1,200 to 1,800 tons to steamers of similar tonnage. The largest vessels which enter at LW. of ST. are steamers about 400 to 600 tons, employed in the general coasting trade, and also in the trade with Continental ports, but vessels of 2,500 tons enter at HW. Accn. The harb. for ships and boats is 8 m long. The area of the docks and basin is about 101 acres. The depth in the river is 16ft at ordinary or average LT. Dufterin Dock, a floating dock with one pair of gates (no lock) is 630ft long x 225ft wide, has a water area of 31 acres and 1,645ft of quayage length. Average depth of water 23st ; depth on sill of entrance 14st at ordinary or average LT. Spencer Dock is a tidal dock boost long x 550ft wide ; water area 74 acres, and quayage of 1,900 lin. st. Average depth of water 16st at ordinary or average LT. Entrance (which has neither sill, lock, nor gates) 265ft long * 8cft wide. The Dufferin Dock opens from this dock, and on the river side of the Spencer Dock is formed the Milewater Basin, comprising an area of 5 acres of water, and a quayage of 6ooft. The Abercorn Basin is a rectangular basin, having three sides, 725st long x 635ft depth broad ; water area 12} acres ; quayage of 1,370 lin. ft. Average 15st at LT. Albert Quay is a river quay, 2, 100st long, having 12ft of water at ordinary or average LT. Queen's Quayis a river quay 2, 1ooft long. Donegal Quay is a river quay 3, 3oolt long. Lands reclaimed from the sea are in extent, on the Co. Down side of the river, about 165 acres, and on the Co. Antrim side about 100 acres. Total quay age space is about 16,738 lin. st. The river space, which is practically a dock, is about 60 acres. Graving docks, &c. :Name.

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Charges.-Tonnage dues id to 4d reg. ton. Quayage 31d reg. ton. on vessels. Lighters 5/ each. Ballast 1/ per ton. Plankage 1/6 for each plank. Porterage. Cranage as per schedule.

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NOTE.-The maximum rate on vessels not having British registers arriving from or sailing on a foreign voyage, £ 10 16s. ; on vessels with British registers arriving from or sailing on a foreign voyage, £82s. ; on vessels not steamers trading to or from a port in United Kingdom, £58s, ; on vessels being steamers, £3 5s. 6d.

Limits of Out-Pilotage.—Larne Harbour, Co. Antrim, and Ballyhalbert, Co. Down.

Out-pilots outside the Black Head, or outside the Buoy of the Brigs, to the Whitehouse Roads, of 200 tons or upwards £2 25. Above 100 and under 200 tons £l IIS 60; not exceeding 100 ons £1. Outside the Grey Point, or outside Kilroot Point, of 200 tons or upwards £i is; above 100 and under 200 tons 15/; not exceeding 100 tons 10/. Masters of vessel will take notice that the boats of the out-pilots have a white star on the bows.

Towage.--As per agreement. Officials.-Sec. to Harb. Commrs., W. A. Currie ; Harb. Master and Supt. of Pilots, W. Tate, R.N.R. ; Traffic Man., G. Patrick ; Lloyd's Surv., J. Turpin ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., — O’Beirne. BELMULLET, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Lat. 54° 16' N ; long.

10° o' W. Auth. the Grand Jury of co. Mayo, under Schedule to the Act 16 and 17 Vict., c. 36. A pier built by

the Board of Public Works in Ireland. THW. f. and c. 5h 38m; dry at LW. ; 8ft to gft at HWST. W. prev. SW. • Charges.-None.

Official.-Harb. Constable, E. M. Richards. Pickle Point House.

Hotels.-"Royal” and “Erris."
BELLEPORTE, Inverness, Cromarty Firth. D. HWST. ioit;

HWNT. 6ft; THW. at f. and c. 12h 15m. Accom. for 4 vessels.

Charges.-Harb. dues id per ton.
Official.-Harb. Master, G. R. Hall.
BENWELL.-See Newcastle-on-Tyne.
BEREHAVEN.–See Castletown and Bantry.
BERWICK-ON-TWEED, Northumberland. Lat. 55° 46' N;

long. I°59'W. Pop. 14,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Berwick-on-Tweed Harbours Act, 1862. P. NC. THW. f. and c. 2h 18m; Sp. rise 15ft ; N. rise rijst; R. of N. 8ft. D. on bar, ST. 20 to 22ft; N. 14 to 16ft. W. prev. NE. Rys. N.B. and N.E. Tr.-I. Timber, guano, bones, phos. phate, &c. ; E. Coal, corn, salmon, cod, haddocks, herrings, &c. LV. Caloric, 1,138 reg. ton. The harb. is formed by the lower or sea-reach of the river, which falls into the sea about one mile below Berwick Bridge, between a stone pier on the N, and a long low sandy spit, serving as a natural breakwater, on the S. W. of E. varies, but as a rule is about 300ft, facing ESE. Half a mile inside the pierhead on Spittal side of river is a large rock formed into a quay. Area of wet dock is 35 acres ; depth of water OT. 18st; HST. 21ft. 1,500ft of quayage space. Steam crane to list 20 tons.

Charges.-- Ballast dues inward, whether landed or shifted into another vessel 60 ton ; outward 2d. Special dock dues for every ship or vessel entering the wet dock over and above the beforementioned dues 2d for every ton. Tonnage dues on ships entering or leaving the harb. Id to rid. For every ship or vessel entering the harb. 3/4 (for harb, duty) over and above the before. mentioned rates and duties. Dues on goods, from 4d to 4/ charged per keel of cinders or coke.

Pilotage.- District. From the sea at the mouth of the river Tweed, up the river on both shores to the mouth of the river Whittader, where it flows into the Tweed, and also from the east end of the pier, two miles in a straight line in every direction along the coast and into the sea. Rates (both inward and outward): In summer, viz., from April i to Oct. 1, 1/3 ; in winter, viz., from Oct. I to April 1, 1/6 ft ; and for each tide's work within the harb. 7/6.

Towage.--5/ each vessel, and ad reg. ton on all vessels of or above 40 tons.

Officials.-Clerk to Harb. Commrs. S. Sanderson ; Harb. Master, G. Smith ; Coll, of H.M. Cust., John W. Hay.

Hotel.-“King's Arms,” John Carr.
BERWICK NORTH, Haddingtonshire, Firth of Forth. Lat.

56° 3' N ; long. 2° 43' W. Ry. N.B. There is a small trade in corn and potatoes. D. HWST. 17ft ; HWNT. gst. A lifeboat station.

Charges.-11d per ton reg. Lights 1/. Water 1/ per vessel,

Pilotage.-1/3 per foot.
Official.-J. Marr, Harb. Master.
BIDEFORD, Devonshire. Lat. 51° 4' N; long. 4° 12' 30" W.

Seaport on the river Torridge, sm SE. from Barnstaple. Auth. Town Council. Ry. S.W. THW. 6h 26m ; Accn. Small tidal harb. dry at LW. and 16ft to 18ft HWST. W prev. N. There is a wharf belonging to railway company 324ft long with crane power to 10 tons.

Official.-Harb. Master, H. L. Hutchins.
BIRKENHEAD.-See Liverpool.
BLACKPOTS, Banffshire, near Cullen. Lat. 57° 42' N ; long.

2° 45' W. Auth. Owner, Earl of Seafield. W. prev. N. and NE. A small tidal fishing harb. D. 5st to st; dry at LW.

Charges.-2d per ton.
BLACKSHORE, Norfolk. Between Beccles and Southwold.

A small place with a dilapidated pier. D.
Dry at LW. Auth. The Southwold Harb. Commissioners under
Act 1830. Clerk, W. C. Tuck.
BLAKENEY and CLAY, Norfolk. Lat. 52° 57' N ; long.

1° 3' E. 5m. NE. of Nott. Auth. Harbour Commissioners under Statute 57 George III., c. 70. THW. f. and c. 6h 30m. D. 2st on bar at LW., 13ft HWNT., and 18ft HWST. D. in harb. 6ft HWNT., and soft HWST., 2ft LW.

Official.-Clerk, C. J. Temple Lynes.

Charges.-Id per ton on vessels and dues upon goods passing through the cut up to the quay. BLYTH, Northumberland. On the SW. side of the river Blyth

at its outlet. Lat. 55° 7' N. ; long. 1° 30' W. Pop. 10,900. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Act of Parliament, 45 and 46 Vict., Session 1882. THW. 3h 15m ; Sp. rise 15ft ; N. rise lift. ; R. of N. 7ft. D. on bar about roft at LWST. W. prev. W.; most dangerous NE. Ry. N.E. Tr.-1. Timber and agricultural produce; E. chiefly coals. LV. using the harb. are about 27oft long, 33ft beam, and 18ft dft., and have a gross carrying capacity of about 500 to 2,000 tons. Accn. The total area of the harb. from the lowest quay to upper end of Cowpen-square, measuring to HW. mark, is about 64 acres. Area of Accn. in the harb. for ships and boats is about 34 acres, and the average depth over that area is about 15ft; 4 acres have a depth of zolt, and I acre 29ft. No wet docks, but two dry docks, and one gridiron. Total length of quayage space in the harb., including the coaling staiths, 3,300ft. Ten high-level coaling staiths upon the most improved principle, with railway approaches and sidings for the output of several collieries, capable of coaling into two hatchways of a vessel at one time.

Charges.-Harb, dues ild to 6d. Trimming charges. Ballast discharging at cranes 1/ ton.

Pilotage.-See Whitby.

Towage.-From roads to harb., light 1/6 per keel, loaded 26 per keel. From harb. to sea, loaded 2/6 per keel. For each removal in harb. 5/.

Officials.-Clerk to Commrs., J. Easton ; Harb. Master, W. Tate ; Supt. of Customs, &c., J. McKittrick.

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