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Officials.-Harb. and Dock Master, M. Fitzmaurice; Coll. of H.M. Cust., C. Heyward.
LITTLEFERRY, Sutherlandshire. Lat. 57° 56′ N; long. 4° 0′ W. Auth. Owner, Duke of Sutherland, under Act 11 and 12 Vict., c. 99. A small harb. with about 5ft at LW. Used by coasters up to 140 tons. W. prev. W. to SW., most dangerous ENE. to ESE. THW. f. and c. 11h 42m.
Officials.-Factor, D. McLean, of Golspie. Harb. Master, J.
long. 0° 32′ W.
LITTLEHAMPTON, Sussex. On the Arun. Lat. 50° 48' N ; Pop. 4,000. Auth. Arundel Harbour Commissioners, under Acts of Parliament Geo. III. and IV. P. C. THW. 11h 20m.; Sp. rise 16ft; N. rise 12 ft. D. on bar at LW. nearly dry; general depths over bar are 16ft OHWS., and 12ft at N. W. prev. SW. Ry. L.B. & S.C. Tr.-I. Wood, coal, slate, cement, corn; E. Hoops, timber, &c. LV. William Miles, 574 reg. tons. Accn. Berths of soft level mud; harb. easy of access in all weathers. Messrs. Harvey & Co.'s Patent Slip is 300ft long, 40ft wide, with a depth at ST. of 16ft, and NT. 124ft, capable of taking in vessels of 400 reg. ton. Cranes to lift 5 tons by arrangement with Railway Co.
Charges.-Harb. dues, coasting vessels 2d reg. ton ; from foreign ports 3d ton. Ballast 1/ ton.
Pilotage. District. Undefined. Rates. 2d per ton inwards and id outwards, but if vessel goes beyond Ford then one-half more than the above charges.
Towage.-4d reg. ton in and out.
Officials.-Harb. Master and Coll. of Dues, W. Sewell; Acting Coll. of H.M. Cust., W. Scovell; Station Supt. and Wharfinger, E. Briggs; Town Clerk, A. Shelley.
Hotels."Terminus," "Norfolk," "Beach," "Marine," and
LITTLESTOKE, Somerset. Bristol Channel. No authority. A pier, 200yds long, used by coasters of about
LIVERPOOL. On the Mersey. Lat. 53° 24′ 57′′ N; long. 3° 12' 1" W. Pop. 600,000. Auth. Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, under Act 5 and 6 Vict., c. 110, Mersey Docks and Harb. Act, 1857, Mersey Dock Acts Consolidation Act, 1858. P. C. THW. f. and c. 11h 23m; Sp. rise 27 ft; N. rise 13ft. The area of anchorage for large ships on the Mersey is about 2,000 acres, and for small boats about 500 additional acres. The approach to this anchorage is by the bar of the Mersey, the depth varying from 11ft at LWST. to 40ft at HWST. The length of quay walls on the river sides outside the docks is 8 miles. W. prev. are from two opposite quarters, viz., NW. and SE., about equal in days throughout the year. SE. winds are off shore, and bring fog, but otherwise generally harmless. NW. winds make a lee shore, and may become dangerous. Rys. C.L.C., G. W., L. & Y., L. & N.W, M. Tr. The second port in magnitude in the U.K. No vessels enter at LWST. Vessels are docked only during the time between two hours before HW. and one hour after.
There are twenty-three Graving Docks-viz., Liverpool:
NOTE. The depth of water over the sills of the Sandon Graving Docks can be increased to any desired extent by pumping into the Sandon Dock from the River, so as to allow deep-draughted vessels to enter at low neap tides
Total length of floor of the Birkenhead Graving Docks......... 2,430 O
The warehouse accommolation is extensive, and every modern appliance for dealing with the largest ships of the world and their cargoes is provided.
Charges.-On vessels entering the docks, dock tonnage rates; not entering the docks, harb. rates, with wharf rates if piers, landing stages, or quays be used. On goods, if imported or exported, foreign, dock rates and town dues; if coastwise, town dues only.
Pilotage.-District. Compulsory inward pilotage extends from the Middle Mouse, on the coast of Anglesea, to the river Mersey; and compulsory outward pilotage from the Mersey to the fairway buoys of the sea channels of the Mersey. Rates. Inwards:From Middle Mouse Island, on the true bearing of south, or from any point between the Middle Mouse and Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the same bearing 9/; from Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the true bearing of south, or from any point between the Great Orme Head Lighthouse on the above bearing and the Queen's Channel bar 8/ foot. Outwards :-To the bar light vessel, if the vessel proceeds through the Queen's Channel, or to the north-west buoy of Hoyle, if the vessel proceeds through the Rock Channel, 4/ foot; coasting vessels pay one-half of the above rates in proportion for every half-foot, but no allowance is made for any dft. above or under half a foot, and no vessel shall pay for less than 8ft; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Liverpool 9/, inwards; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Beaumaris or Holyhead 10/; from any point between Middle Mouse and Ormes Head to Lancaster Sound or Pile a Foudre 13/; from Ormes Head to Liverpool 8/*; from Liverpool to bar lightship or Horse Channel, fairway buoy 4/, outwards; to river Dee 8/; to Lancaster Sound, Pile a Foudre, or Beaumaris 10/; to Ormes Head 8/; to Point Lynas or Isle of Man 9/; to Holyhead 11/6; to Tuskar, Bristol Channel, Clyde, or Belfast 14/; to Start Point 19/; to Dungeness 24/; Liver. pool, trial trip, not farther than NW. lightship and back 8/* foot; coasting vessels one-half the above rates; every additional foot and every half foot charged proportionately, but no allowance made for
The rates marked are compulsory.