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BODDAM, Aberdeenshire. N. of Buchan Ness. Lat.
57° 28' N; long. 1° 18' W. Auth. Owner, W. Aiton, of Boddam, by Act 8 and 9 Vict., c. 25, and a Provisional Order of 1878. THW. f. and c. oh 44m. W. The most dangerous is the E. Harb. has an area of 9,600 sq yds. D. is about gft HWN., and vist at HWST. The port is used by fishing boats, steamers, and coasting vessels up to 150 tons reg. A crane and weigh-bridge. The Harbour of Refuge works are in close proximity
Charges. For all vessels loading or unloading 4d per ton reg. ; for all vessels, windbound, or sheltering 2d per ton reg.
Official.-Harb. Master, W. Mackie.
f. and c. IIh 48 m. There is no harb. authority.
HWS. and 6ft HWNT.
above Leith. Lat. 56° 2' N; long. 3° 36' W'. Pop. 6,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners. P. NC. D. on bar 4ft at LWOST. W. The port is not exposed to gales such as endanger vessels entering or leaving the harb. Ry. N.B. Tr.-1. Timber, esparto grass, iron ore, grain, wood pulp, sulphur, ore and phosphates; E. Coals, pig-iron, and fire-bricks. LV. entered at any time of tide were the Attila, 1,150 reg. ton., carrying 1,800 tons, and drawing 18ft of water; steamers of from 700 to 800 reg. ton., and carrying 2,400 tons of cargo, drawing 17 to 19ft of water, use the works daily. The total area of the harb. is 30 acres. The total extent of quayage is 1,90ost. The depth in the harb, varies, in consequence of a considerable deposit of silt, but by dredging the depth in the fairway is maintained. The above area includes a wet dock of 74 acres and 2,40ost of quayage. Depth of water on the sill of dock is 22ft at HW. of OST. Entrance to dock soft wide by 120ft long. There are portable cranes, storage sheds, hydraulic machinery, &c. THW. f. and c. 2h 10m.
Charges.-Harb. dues, coastwise ad reg. ton. Foreign 3d reg. ton. Rates on goods id to 4d.
Pilotage.-Local. According to tonnage, inward and outward, from 8/6 for vessels under 100 tons reg. to 35/ for vessels of 1,000 tons and upwards, vessels light or in ballast jrd less. Rates. Coastwise 11 ; foreign 1/6 ft.
Towage.-As per agreement.
Officials.-Clerk to Commrs., R. J. Jamieson, S.S.C. ; Harb. Master, Angus McIntosh ; Dep. Harb. Master, H. Phillips ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., W. Eddy.
Hotels.- "Clydesdale" and "Douglas."
Bristol Channel. Auth. Owner, Henry Pigé Leschallas. THW. f. and c. 4h 58m. W. prev. NW. and W. A small port used by vessels of 200 to 300 tons.
Officials.-Agents, Merriman, Pike & Merriman, 25, Austin Friars, London ; Harb. Master, James Rickards.
Pilotage.-In or out 2/ for every 10 tons, and 2/ for warping in or out. BOSHAM, Sussex. Lat. 50° 50' N ; long. o° 52' W. THW.
f. and c. 11h 48m. There is no harb. authority. A small patent slipway. BOSTON, Lincolnshire. On the Witham, near the sea. Lat.
52° 57' N; long. 0° 3' W. Pop. 18,870. Auth. Corporation acting as Harbour Commissioners under Charter of Queen Elizabeth and Acts of Parliament. P. C. THW, 6h 30m ; Sp. rise 22ft. D. on bar at lower end of Boston Deeps is 15ft, and in roadstead 26ft at LW. of ST. W. Roadstead (Clayhole) well sheltered and has good anchorage. Ry. G.N. Tr.-Í. Timber, pit-props, hemp, tar, iron, linseed, cotton seed, cake, grain, and maize ; E. Corn, coal, machinery, agricultural implements, and produce. LV. The LV. can now proceed up the river to the dock and discharge cargoes, and in many cases exceed 1,600 tons net reg. ; the LV, which has entered at any time of the tide is 214ft dft. and the largest at lowest, 14ft dft. Accn. Dock area 64 acres, depth of water on sill 25ft HWST., length of quayage space 2,330ft. ; large bonded warehouses for tobacco, wine, and spirits. The dock is provided with hydraulic cranes and a coal-hoist capable of discharging from either drop-bottom or side-delivery waggons 100 tons an hour. Sheds are on the quays for the storage of grain, and there is a grain warehouse, provided with elevating and weighing machinery, capable of holding 20,000 quarters of grain. There is a gridiron for vessels up to 300 tons reg. Thompson's Patent Slipway is 200ft long, 32st wide. H. of T., ST. 22ft ; N. 15ft 4in. Crane power to 15 tons.
Charges.-Harb. tonnage rates 6d ton. For vessels using the dock or any of the quays or wharves thereof, a duty of 3d reg. ton. is charged in addition to dock dues. Rates or duties id quarter for all kinds of grain. Wharfage dues in addition to harb. and dock dues. Dock rates payable on vessels entering the dock 3d to 1/.
Pilotage.- District. To river Witham from the Grand Sluice in Boston, the Scalp, and also the Roads, and all the Norman Deeps, and also all places, watercourses, and streams of the washes in the parts of Holland extending to Wainfleet Haven, Pullye Heads, the Knock, the Dog's Head in the Pot, and to the uttermost limits of the flowing and ebbing of the above waters in the county of Norfolk. Rates. From High Horn or Boston Toft, to Boston Town or vice versa, or any intermediate distance, 1/6 foot if drawing 84ft; above 8} and under 10}ft, 1/9 foot; and above 10ft, 2/6.
Towage.—Boston to Roadstead and vice versa 4}d per reg. ton. Light vessels 3d per reg. ton. Vessels attended to more than one tide between Elbow Buoy and Boston 100 per tide extra. Note. -Passenger rates and towing beyond the limits of Elbow Buoy by arrangement.
Officials.-Clerk to Harb. and Dock Commrs., B. B. Dyer ; Dock Man., J. D. Pauling ; Harb. and Dock Master, T. Shephard ; Surv. and Dock Engineer, W. H. Wheeler, M.I.C.E. ; Supt. of Buoys, S. Hackford; Clerk to Pilot Commissioners, C. Lucas ; Ship Broker, Lloyd's Agent, and Danish Vice-Consul, A. H. Reed; Norwegian, Swedish, and German Vice-Consul, J. E. Ridlington ; Coll. of H.N. Customs, R: W. Edrupt.
Hotels.-“White Hart,” J. Challan and Son ; “Peacock and Royal,” R. H. Clemow; and “Red Lion,” Mrs. Dolton.
BOWLING, River Clyde, Scotland. Auth. (1) The Caledonian Ry. Co., who own E. portion of harb., at entrance to Forth and Clyde Canal ; quay space of 750ft; two portable steam cranes ; timber wharf 460ft in length. Sea-going vessels not exceeding 683ft x 191ft and drawing Sft bin can pass through the canal to Port Dundas, Glasgow, and all the ports on the East Coast. (2) The Clyde authorities own the W. portion of the harb., and use it for laying up vessels. (3) The N.B. Ry. own Friskey Wharf.
Officials.—Harb. Master, James Beaton; Coll. of Harb. and Canal dues, James Dewar ; Principal Coast Officer, J. W. Wilson. BOWMORE or KILLARROW, Argyleshire, Isle of Islay.
Lat. 55° 48' N; long. 6° 18' W. Auth. Owner, C. Morrison, Islay. THWV. f. and c. 5h 28m. Small harb. dry at LW. used by coasters up to 50 tons. Vessels discharge into boats. Good anchorage in about five fathoms.
Charges.--Dues i4d per ton.
Auth. F. H. Coldwells, of Bembridge, I. of W., receiver for the High Court of Chancery. A yachting station. There is also a small trade in coal, &c., with the N. of England. BRADWELL-ON-SEA, Essex. A sub-port of Colchester.
THW. at f. and c. 12h om. D. HWST. 13ft; HWNT. 9ft; LWST. 3ft.
Accn.-Three wharves. Trade, hay and straw.
Charges.-14d per ton reg. on vessels and 4d per ton on coke and coals.
Official.—Harb. Master, C. W. Parker,
Auth. Owner, Elijah Sutherland. THW. f. and c. 6h 17m. W. prev. NE., N. and NW. A small harb. 2 miles from Burnham, dry at LW.
Charges.—2d per ton and 5/ per vessel for buoyage and beaconage. BRANDON, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Lat. 52° 15' N; long.
10° 15' W. Auth. Grand Jury of Co. Kerry. THW. f. and c. 4h 23m. A small useful pier with storm wall in Brandon Bay, between Brandon Head and Tralee Bay.
Official. - E. A. Hackett, Co. Surveyor, Tralee.
Auth. Owner, Sir W. R. Williams, Bart. THW. f. and c. 6h 43m. Used by colliers of 60 to 90 tons. D. 3ft LW. and cost HW.
Charges.--1/ keelage and 4d mooring.
Officials.-Agent, T. J. Pitts Tucker, Bridge Chambers, Barn. staple ; Harb. Master, T. Clarke.
Hotels.--At Barnstaple and Braunton.
12 miles SE, of Dublin. THW. f. and c. 1h 28m. A small harbour into which small colliers enter at HW. over the bar of the Dargle. No Harb. Auth.
BRIDGENESS, Linlithgow, Scotland. Lat 56° 2" N; long.
3° 36' W. Auth. Owner, H. M. Cadell, Grange, Bo'ness. THỤ. f. and c. 3h 3m. Accn. A tidal harb. with a small trade in coals and chemicals. D. Sp. 15 to 18ft; N. to to 12ft.
Pilotage. -As per agreement. Ballast. —Taken from the ship's side, free.
Charges.-Harb. dues, vessels loading coals and minerals, &c., id per ton on the quantity shipped. Vessels discharging wood, lime, &c., &c., 1ld per reg. ton. Vessels beaching within the harb. to clean or repair, id per reg. ton. Vessels beaching within the harb., if they remain beyond 4 days, jd per ton additional. Stowage of coals, vessels under 100 tons, id per ton shipped ; vessels above 100 tons, i}d per ton shipped.
Officials.- Clerk, D. Twasdie ; Harb. Master, J. Stupart. Hotels.-"Bo'ness," Clydesdale” and “Douglas.” BRIDGWATER, Somerset. An inland port on the river Parret.
Lat. 51° 7' N ; long. 3° W. Pop. 12,000. Auth. The Corporation. P. C. THW. on bar f. and c. 6h 50m ; Sp. rise 18ft. D. on bar ift at LW. W. prev. WNW. Ry. G.W. Tr.-I. Wines, hemp, tallow, timber, coals, &c.; E. Chiefly agricultural produce. LV. entered the dock 340 reg. ton. Accn. No harbour nor pier. Bridgwater Dock is 700ft by 20oft ; basin, 150ft by rooft ; quayage, about 1,100ft on the Parret ; 12ft deep on sill OHW. H. of T., ST. 16ft; NT. 4ft (owned by G. W Ry. Co.).
Charges.-Harb. dues id reg. ton., with 1/ for moorage. Dock dues 3 classes vary from id to 8d ton.
Pilotage.—District. Parts of the Bristol Channel and adjacent rivers and creeks, on the south-east side of, and within an imaginary straight line drawn from Anchor Head, on the east to Watchet. Rates. From the extreme limits of the navigation, or from any point between such limits and the outer buoy of the Gore Sand, to the town or to any point between the Black Rock and the town; also from the town to the limits of the navigation, or to any point between the outer buoy of the Gore Sand and the above limits :-Not ex. 60 tons reg. 121 vessel ; ex. 60 and not ex. 80 tons 1/3 per foot ; ex. 80 and not ex. 100 tons 2/; ex. 100 and not ex. 125 tons 3/ ; ex. 125 and not ex. 150 tons 4/; ex. 150 and not ex. 200 tons 5/ ; ex. 200 and not ex. 250 tons 616; ex. 250 tons 8/ foot dft. Towage.
Un. roft. Un. 1.ft.Un, 12ft. Ov, 128€. One tide's work, to or from,
Pr. Ton. Pr. Ton. Pr, Ton, Pr. Ton. Burnham, Blackrock, or any intermediate place, to or from Bridg. water
60 Burnham to Blackrock, Dunball, or Cumbwitch......
id ad Burnham and Highbridge.....
Vessels can only be towed to Highbridge or Dunball, when the trade to Bridgwater permits.
Officials.-Town Clerk, Paul O. H. Reed, Jun. ; Harb. Master, J. Bryant ; Dock Master, J. Staples ; Graving Dock Man., F. Carver ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., C. Ord. BRIDLINGTON, or Burlington, Yorkshire. Lat. 54° 7° N;
long. 0° 8' W. Near Flamborough Head. Ry. N.E. THW. f. and c. th 39m. Auth. Pier and Harb. Commrs., by Act 1 Vict., c. 110. Harb. dries at LWST. D. at HWST. 13ft. Ordinary dft of vessels about 8ft. Crane power 3 tons.
Charges.-In ballast 2d per ton, laden 3d ; if discharged cargo 60 per ton.
Officials.- Clerk, T. Heselton ; Harb. Master, John Gray. BRIDPORT, Dorsetshire. Lat. 50° 41° N ; long. 2° 51' W.
Situated on the Bride River. Auth. Commrs. under Statute 4 Geo. IV. THW. f. and c. 6h 16m. D. 4ft on bar LWNT. when channel is clear of gravel, and 12 ft at berths at HWST. Entrance 40ft wide. Ships of 300 tons enter at HW. Tr. Cordage, sailcloth, nets, and twines. Used by vessels from Russia, Norway, &c. Width between piers 5ift.
Charges.-2d per ton reg.
,” “George,” and “ Bridport Arms." BRIGHTLINGSEA, Essex. Entrance to River Colne. Lat.
51° 47' N ; long. 1° 2' W. Auth. Cor. poration of Colchester under an ancient Royal Grant THW. f. and c. 1h 56m. W. prevailing SSW. and N. The River Colne is accessible at all times in the channel. The Bar which is parallel to the channel dries LW., D. in channel being 3 to 4 fms. Used by about 200 fishing vessels, and occasionally by larger ships. LV. One of H.M. ships of 1,200 tons. There are 2 patent slipways at this place capable of taking vessels of 200 to 300 tons.
Charges.-1/ for each vessel anchoring in the River Colne.
Officials.—Town Clerk, H. C. Wanklyn, Colchester ; Harb. Master, Joseph Ames.
Hotels.--"Swan ” and “Royal."
6miles above its junction with the river Severn. Lat. 51° 27' N ; long. 2° 38' W. Pop. 225,00o. Auth. Docks Committee of the Corporation of Bristol. P. C. THW. as follows:
City Docks. Avonmouth Dock. Portishead Dock.
(Cumberland Basin Gate. HW.. 7h 13m
7h 13m 33st
38ft N. rise
28ft D. on bar ; though there is no regular bar at the entrance of the river Avon, there is at dead LWST. only 3}ft of water at the river mouth. There is a range of tide however of 36ft at ST. and 21st at NT. W. prev. as follow :-City Docks: these docks, being 7 miles inland up the river Avon, may be considered as landlocked, and