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London :
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED

AT THE
“SHIPPING WORLDOFFICE,
GRESHAM PRESS BUILDINGS, LITTLE BRIDGE STREET,

1890.

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Specially Prepared for North Atlantic, Baltic, and Home Trades.

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The most reliable Paint against atmospheric influences. The cheapost

and best protective paint ntaryfactured.:

Quick drying ready for use. "Price 30s: per cwt.

Manufacturers of HOLZAPFEL'S Genuine

“IRahtjen's Patent” Composition.

BRANCHES:

116, Fenchurch Street, London, E.C. ERPOOL, CARDIFF, AND GLASGOW.

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This is the fourth issue of the “Shipping World Year Book.” Important additions and improvements upon former editions have been made ; and the present volume contains, all in alphabetical ord r, THE TARIFFS OF ALL NATIONS, AND OF THE COLONIES; THE FIRST COMPLETE PORT AND HARBOUR DIRFCTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES ever published, and A DIRECTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL PORTS OF THE World, giving Accommodation, Charges, Tides, Trades, Pil tage, Towage, and Officials; with all necessary information required by Masters, Engineers, and Merchants.

The book also contains, with other information : Almanack, Admiralty Notes, Agreements, Astronomical Definitions, Balance Sheet of Commerce, a list of British Consuls and a Table of Consular Fees, Digest of Shipping Acts, Documents required for Clearing Ships, Engineering Notes, Information regarding the Examination of Masters and Engineers, Foreign Mon, ys Weights and Measurers, Foreign Mails, Freights, Imporis ant Exports, Instruments of the Weather. Lighthouses, Load-Line Tables, Measurement of Ships, Merchant Shipping Act (Digest), Navies of Europe, Pilotage Laws, Public Debt of Foreign Countries, Powers of the Board of Trade, Postal Information, Rates of Freights, Removal of Wre ks, Sal ng Rules, Shipping Terms (Commercial), Stamp Duties, the Suez Canal, Trade Statistics of the most recent da es, valuable scientific information, specially prepared tables, calculators and guides for men engaged in Commerce and Navigation.

The Pilo‘age and Towage rates are included in the Port Directory instead of under separate headings, thus enabling the reader to have at once before him all the information concerning each post.

We have again to mike grateful acknowledgment to many of our subscribers, to the various port authorities of the United Kingdom and the Colonies, and throughout the world, and to Her Majesty's and the United States' Consuls abroad, for excellent and ungrudging service in correcting past errors, supplying new facts, and making the necessary alterations for this Edition of 1890.

Gresham Press Buildings,

Little Bridge Stret, London.

THE EDITOR.

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ST. JOHN'S WORKS, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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INDIA RUBBER VALVES.

FIBRE VALVES.
AMIANTHUS CLOTH PACKING for Triple Expansion.
STEAM PACKINGS OF ALL KINDS.

MANHOLE WASHERS.
Leather and Rubber Deck lbose.

PUMP AND SERVICE LEATHER.

&c., &c., &c.

WRITE FOR PRICE LISTS AND TERMS.

BRANCHES AT

Dale St., LIVERPOOL; Bute Docks, CARDIFF; 15, Walbrook, LONDON.

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ARTICLES OF THE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1890.
Golden Number
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Solar Cycle
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ECLIPSES.
June 17th-Annular Eclipse of the Sun, visible as a partial Eclipse

at Greenwich. 8.20 a.m.
Nov. 25th - Partial Eclipse of the Moon, invisible at Greenwich.

First contact, 1.28 p.m.
December 11th-Total Eclipse of the Sun, invisible at Greenwich.

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The Year 5651 of the Jewish Era commences on Sept. 15, 1890.
Ramadân (Month of Abstinence observed by the Turks) commences

on April 21, 1890.
The Year 1308 of the Mohammedan Era commences on August 17,

1890.

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