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not liable to damage by prev. winds. Avonmouth and Portishead Docks: the prev. winds are W., but they are not dangerous to shipping, either in or entering the dock. Rys. G.W., M., Bristol Port and Pier. Tr.-I. From United States and West Indies, grain from East Indies, Colonies, Black Sea, and America, oils, marbles, ores, seeds, fruit (green and dry), provisions, hides, tallow, timber, deals, and petroleum; E. Salt, tin-plates, railway material and machinery, manufactured oils, cotton, piece goods, spar and general goods. LV. as follow :-City Docks: Bertha 1,433 tons, Dundee 2,012 tons, Frederico 1,459 tons, Warwick 1,648 tons, Frankholme 1,714 tons, J. B. Thomas 1,851 tons. Avonmouth Docks : the steamers of the Dominion,” “ Anchor," and other Lines, with a carrying capacity of from 2,000 to 4,000 tors, and drawing up to 25ft have regularly used the dock, and in no case has a vessel been detained a tide for want of water. The Port and Harb. of Bristol extend from Hanham Mills on the river Avon down to the mouth of that river, and thence down the river Severn and the Bristol Channel from Kingroad W., to the Steep Holmes and the Flat Holmes. The dock system comprises the Bristol Docks within the city ; the Avonmouth Docks at the junction of the rivers Avon and Severn on the Gloucester side ; and the Portishead Dock on the Bristol Channel, on the Somerset side. The chief entrance to the City Docks is through a lock 350lt long by 62st wide. The total area of the docks is 85 acres with a wharfage space of 7,500 yds; the depth of water in the dock being 33st mean ST., and 23ft mean NT. There are two entrances to these docks, the principal being at Cumberland Basin. The floating harb. connected with this tidal basin extends three miles through the centre of the city. Alongside the docks are public quays, granary capable of storing 80,000 qrs. filled with elevating machinery, transit and other sheds and many private wharves, factories and timber yards, with varying depths of water. There is extensive Accn. for foreign cattle, viz. :-Scheduled 800, unscheduled 600, total for 1,050 cattle, also refrigerating chambers for 300 carcases. There are the following dry docks, &c. :

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Ample cranage and every accommodation. The Avonmouth Dock is 1,400ft long and 500ft wide, with a depth of water on sills of 38ft at mean ST., and 28ft at mean NT. Area 16 acres. Length of wharfage 1,200yds, entered from the Avon by a lock 454ft long and 70ft wide. Vessels of almost any size can enter this dock on any ride day or night throughout the year. Vessels of 3oft dift., and of any tonnage can proceed from sea up to Kingroad anchorage within one mile from dock gates at any time of the day or tide. For despatch in discharging grain and general cargo at low rates this dock claims to have no equal in Great Britain. Warehouse Accn. The sheds have a floor space of about 13 acres ; a large granary capable of stowing 40,000 quarters of grain Accommodation for 1,300 animals. The Portishead Dock is 1,80oft long, fitted with elevators, &c., 300ft wide, and has an area of 12 acres. Depth of water on sill 34ft at mean ST., and 24st at mean NT. Length of wharfage 6ooyds. It is entered from Kingroad by a lock 444ft long and 66ft wide. The dock is well situated under the shelter of the Portishead Hills, and is easily accessible from Kingroad, where there is an excellent anchorage at any time of the tide. Vessels can enter or leave in any weather, and steamers enter direct from the deep fairway of the Channel without the assistance of tugs. Extensive shed accn. alongside quay ; storage capacity for grain about 180,000 quarters. Splendid granaries fitted with elevators.

Charges.-Dues on shipping entering the port vary from 1fd to 1/11 at the Bristol Docks, and ild to 1/4 at Avonmouth and Portishead Docks. Rates on goods imported. Labour charges and rent on goods imported. Stevedoring and all labourage on cargo under: taken by the Docks Committee at charges varying according to the nature of the cargo. For every sea-going vessel which shall remain in the Docks for any period exceeding one lunar month after entering the same, id. per reg. ton per week to the expiration of the second lunar month, and ad per reg. ton per week at Bristol and Avonmouth Docks, and id per reg. ton per week at Portishead Dock, for every week after the expiration of such second month, until further notice.

Pilotage.--District. Defined by the Wharfage Act of ist August, 1807, 47 Geo. III. c. 33, to be to the East of Lundy Island ; and in the case of “Hall v. Cardiff Pilotage Board,” November 18, 1879, that is defined to be “Eastward of a Meridional Line from North to South through Lundy,” which line is 4° 40' W. long. Rates :

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1 15 0 Towage.--Sailing Vessel, per ton reg. :-Holmes to Avonmouth Docks, 5d.; to Portishead Docks, 5d. ; to Bristol Docks, 7d. Kingroad to Avonmouth Docks, 3d. ; to Portishead Docks, 3d. ; to Bristol Docks, 5d. Avonmouth to Kingroad or Portishead, 3d.; to Cardiff, 6d.; to Newport, 6d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Holms, 5d. Portishead to Kingroad, 3d. ; to Cardiff, 6d. ; to Newport, 6d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Holms, 5d. Bristol to Avonmouth, 4d. ; to Portishead, 4d. ; to Kingroad, 4d. ; to Newport, 8d. ; to Penarth, 6d. ; to Cardiff, 8d. ; to Holis, 6d.

Sailing vessels over 700 tons and not exceeding 1,300 tons, to and from Bristol and Kingroad, are entitled to a second tug without extra charge, and if over 1,300 tons, to a third tug without extra charge. Sailing vessels over 800 tonsregister, toand from Avonmouth or Portis. head Docks, are entitled to a second tug without extra charge.

Steamers ; Kingroad to Avonmouth or Portishead when required, by agreement. Kingroad to Bristol when required, 4d per ton; charge for one tug not to exceed £14. Bristol to Kingroad when required, 3d. per ton; charge for one tug not to exceed £10. For each additional tug required, up or down the river, £5.

N.B.—These rates are now under consideration, with the view of a lower tariff being established at an early date.

Officials.-Sec. and Gen. Man., F. B. Girdlestone ; Engineer, J.W. Girdlestone ; Haven Master of the Port, Capt. E. T. Parsons, R.N. City Docks: Water Bailiff and Quay Warden, Capt. S. Baker ; Deputy do., Capt. J. Turner; Traffic Man, and Supt. of Warehouses, J. Macnab; Dock Master (Cumberland Basin), Capt. J. Tomlinson ; Deputy do., Capt. W. Cook ; Dock Master (Bathurst Basin), G. Dando. Avonmouth Docks: Traffic Man., J. Robson ; Dock Master, Capt. C. Hodder ; Lloyd's Agent, Capt. Tozer, I.N. Portishead Dock : Traffic Man., W. J. Ramsden; Dock Master, E. W. Harvey ; Coll. of H.M. Cust., R. T. Dolan; Lloyd's Agent, F. Barnard.

Hotels.-“Grand," "Royal College Green,” T. J. Chapman ; “ Clifton Down," H. F. Barton ; “Grosvenor," Misses Stockham and Vallender ; “ Colston,” The Manageress; and “St. Vincent Rocks,” The Manageress.

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BUNAN HARBOUR. - See Kenmare Bay. There is a pier at

this place in 12ft at HW. BURGHEAD, Elgin, Scotland. Lat. 57° 43' N; long. 3° 20' W.

Auth. Owner, William Young, under the Burghead Harb. Act, 1858, and Burghead Harb. Order, 1881. THW. f. and c. i1h 45m. W. prev. w., most dangerous NE. D. at entrance 7ft LWST., 20ft HWST. LV. steamer 527 tons.

Pilotage (Compulsory).—3d per ton reg. on all vessels loading or discharging or windbound, and ad per ton on steamers.

Charges.-4d per ton reg. on vessels loading or discharging coastwise, ad per ton reg. on windbound vessels.

Officials.-Grigor and Young, Solicitors, Elgin ; Harb. Mast., Capt. A. Taylor ; Collector, C. F. Morrison.

Hotel.-" Station."
BURNHAM, Somerset. See Bridgewater. Lat. 51° 15' N;

long. 3° 0' W. A landing place, dry at LW., leased by the M. and L. and S. W. Ry. Comps. since 1885 under the Burnham Tidal Harbour Act. No harb. dues.

Official.-R. Speight, Secretary, Derby.
BURNHAM OVERY, Norfolk. A creek of port of Wells,

D. on bar 12ft HWST., 6ft HWNT. BURNTISLAND, Firth of Forth. Lat. 56° 3' N ; long. 3° 14' W.

Pop. 5,000. Auth. Harbour Commissioners, under Act, 1881. P. C. THW. 2h 24m; Sp. rise 168ft ; N. rise 123ft. W. prev. SW. and W.; most dangerous SE. and s. Ry. N.B. Tr.-I. General; E. principally coal. LV. 1,416 tons reg. Vessels cannot enter harb. or dock at LWST. Accn. The harb. is easy of access, and has a good roadstead in front. It has an area of it acres, enclosed by piers, with an entrance 125ft wide, facing south. D. between pierheads 6ft LWST., and over rest of harb. dry. There is a wet dock of 54 acres; entrance soft wide ; depth 22ft 6in over sill at ST; about 1,90oft of quayage. Appliances for shipment of coal-four hydraulic hoists, ballast cranes, and a 2-ton lifting crane.

Charges.-Harb. rates from Id to 4d per ton. Light dues d per ton. Ballast 1/ per ton in dock, 9d in tidal harbour. Rates on vessels using dock : Coastwise 4d, foreign 430 to 6d per ton reg. ; Steamers -coastwise 53d, foreign 6d per ton reg. Pilotage.- Rates (inwards and outwards) :£ s. d. 1

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Towage.--Inwards or outwards ad per reg ton, or by agreement. From Leith to Burntisland, 60 tons and under £1 155, and 5s for every additional 20 tons.

Officials.--Harb. Master, W. Galloway ; Town Clerk and Clerk to Commrs., T. A. Wallace; Coll. of H.M. Cust., G. Davidson ; Harb. Dues Coll., J. Isles ; Lloyd's Agent, Capt. W. Galloway; Stevedore, Mr. Peter Robb.

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