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Giving false information of the draught of water of any vessel, PENALTY
twenty pounds. Bringing vessels into the basins after signal is hoisted that the docks
are full, PENALTY twenty pounds. Persons, by wilful neglect, damaging the quays, &c. to make the same
good again. To open or shut any dock-gate, &c. without authority, Penalty one hundred pounds.
a draw-bridge, &c. without authority, PENALTY twenty pounds. COMBUSTIBLE goods reinaining on the quays without being watched,
PENALTY five pounds. Fire or candle, having on board any vessel in the docks, PENALTY ten
pounds. Wilfully cutting or unloosing the ropes of any vessel in the docks,
PENALTY fifty pounds. Masters of vessels answerable for the acts of their servants. Vessels arriving in Ballast and departing in ballast, without paying
the dockage, to forfeit double the amount, and the master a PENALTY
of twenty pounds. Per-ons evading payment of the dock duties, PENALTY twenty pounds. STEAM-BOATS to be brought into the basins, &c. under certain regula
tions; on non-compliance, PENALTY twenty pounds. XO BALLAST, cargo, &c. to be thrown into any part of the port or docks, PENALTY ten pounds.
coals, &c. not to be taken in or discharged without a safe. guard, PENALTY two pounds.
on discharging, to be laid five feet from the quay, PENALTY two pounds. LAMPS, breaking or destroying, PENALTY five pounds. BRIBES, offering to dock officers, PENALTY twenty pounds. liEATING PITCH, &c. within five yards of, or on board of any ship, &c.
and not extinguishing the fire, PENALTY two pounds. GUNPOWDER not to be on board ships in the docks, PENALTY five pounds. Vessels not to be made fast to the quay fenders, sheds, or chain posts, PENALTY two pounds.
not to be repaired without a safeguard, to prevent chips, &c. falling into the dock, PENALTY two pounds.
to have a shipkeeper on deck, two hours before and one hour after high water, PENALTY ten shillings.
to have the yards a-peak, and anchors in within twenty-four hours, nor come into the docks with the yards squared, or jib-boom out, PENALTY two pounds.
not to be laid so near the dock-gates as to obstruct the entrance, PENALTY for every tide five pounds. MASTERS, &c. leaving an anchor in the entrance of the docks without a buoy, PENALTY five pounds.
of vessels entering the GRAVING DOCKS refusing to strike the topgallant masts and yards, PENALTY five pounds.
of vessels not keeping the topgallant masts and yards struck when in the graving dock, PENALTY five pounds. ANCHORS, BALKS, &c. carting over the bridges, except upon wheel car
riages, PENALTY two pounds. TIMBER, masts, staves, &c. not to remain longer on the quays than
forty-eight hours, Penalty per hour five shillings; nor to be
discharged into any of the docks, without the consent of the Dock
Committee in writing, PENALTY ten pounds. N.B.-Every day, two hours before high water, a bell will be rung for one minute ar
each doch, when every shopkeeper is to make his appearance on the deck of his vessel, or incur the PENALTY of ten shillings.
TABLE OF TONNAGE DUTIES OF SHIPS. Vessels arriving from between the Mull of GALLOWAY and) s, d.
Sr. David's Head, including the ISLES OF Man and ANGLESEY, 0 3 per ton ...
Between the MULL OF GALLOWAY and Duncan's) BAY-Head, including the ORKNEY Isles and all the islands on the western coast of ScotlanD; and between Sr. David's!
0 5 Head and the Land's End, including the Scilly ISLANDS and the east coast of IRELAND, from CAPE CLEAR to MALLING Head, per ton
All parts of the east and southern coast of Great Britain between Duncav's Bay-head and the Land's End, including the islands of Shetland and all parts of the west 0 7 coast of IRELAND, from Cape Clear to MALLING HEAD, including the islands on that coast, per ton
– All parts of Europe to the northward of CAPE FINISTERRE, and to the westward of the North Cape, and
10 without the Carregat and Baltic Sea, including the islands of Guernsey, &c. the Faro Isles, and Iceland, per ton ..
All parts within the Cattegat and Baltic, including) the whole of Sweden, the White Sea, and all parts of the eastward of the North CAPE, all parts in Europe to the southward of Cape FINISTERRE, without the MediteRRANEAN, NEWFOUNDLAND, GREENLAND, Davis's Straits, CANARIES, WESTERN ISLANDS, MADEIRA, and Azores, per ton....
- All parts on the east coast of North America, the West Indies, the east coast of South AMERICA, to the northward of R10 DE LA Plata, inclusive ; all parts of the west coast of Africa, and islands to the northward of the
2 C Cape of Good Hope, and all parts within the MedITERRANEAN, including the Adriatic, the Black Sea, and ArchiPELAGO, the islands of St. HELENA, ASCENSION, and the CAPE DE VERDE, per ton....
-All parts in South America to the southward of the R10 DE LA Plata, in the Pacific Ocean, in AFRICA and 3 0 Asia, to the eastwarıl of the Cape of Good Hope, per ton
OS Rates to be paid to the most distant port to which a vessel may trade. Vessels in Ballast to pay a moiety of the rates. One arrival and departure to be charged as one voyage. Refusing to make a true report of the vessel's destination, PENALTY
ten pounds. Twopence per month additional tonnage on vessels remaining in the
docks beyond six months. No dock duties shall be paid on any goods exported from Liverpool
to any port in the United Kingdom, or the islands of Guernsey,
Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man. Entry upon export to be produced to the collector of the dock rates,
and duplicates left with him, PENALTY two pounds
TABLE OF GRAVING DOCK RATES.' 'nie!!
TABLE OF THE RATE FOR THE FLOATING LIGHT. Al ressels sailing to or from Liverpool to any port or place between Duncan's) s. d..
B2Y-HEAD and the Land's End, on the west side of Britain, and between 0 04
MALING HEAD and Cape CLEAR, on the east side of Ireland, per ton...
BAY-HEAD and the Land's End, on the east and southern side of Great Bri.
0 1 ike aur heard of the Cape of Good Hope, and the northward of Cape
Hozx, per ton..
102 the Cape of Good Hope, and the westward of Cape Horn, per ton .... XB.- In the daytime, from sunrise to sunset, a blue flag, with the letters N. W. in
waite, will be hoisted at the mainmast-head; and in thick and foggy weather, either by Dight or day, a bell will be kept constantly ringing, to prevent vessels troin running foul of the light vessel.
January 1, 1832.
DOCK SIGNALS. N.B. All vessels are allowed to enter the docks, when signals are not hoisted at the respective pierheads, notwithstanding the regulation requiring all vessels to be registered a the Dock-office. But all owners, masters, and consignees are, nevertheless, recointended to register their vessels as expeditiously as possible, in order the better to scure their right of turn to accomınodation at the deck quays.
For the Prince's DUCK.—A flag on the south pier of the entrance into the Prince's Duck Basin.
For the George's Dock.-A flag on the south pier of the entrance into the George's Dock Basin.
For the Day Dock.-A ball on the pole on the north pier of the entrance into the Dry Basin.
For the SALTHOUSE Dock.-A Aag on the south pier of the entrance into the Dry Basin.
For the King's Dock-A flag on the north pier of the entrance into the King's and Queen's Basin.
For the Queen's Dock.- A flag on the south pier of the eutrance into the King's and Queen's Basin.
For the Queen's Half-TIDE Dock.-A flag on the south pier of the entrance into ? the Queen's Basin South.
The regulations of pilots for conducting vessels into or out of the port of LIVERPOOL are inserted in the next chapter.
MILFORD is situate in the Welsh county of Pembroke. It is a deep inlet of the Irish sea, secured from all winds, with excellent anchorage. The spring tides rise liere 28 feet, and the neap tides 16. Packet-boats to Waterfyrd, in Ireland, sail from hence every day, except Tuesday. The pilotage of this harbour, and adjacent ports, will be found in the next Chapter; but no one is compelled to take a pilot in this district, except going into or coming out of port, within a certain limit.
CARDIFF, with its subordinate, Swansea, is situate on the Welsh coast of Glamorganshire. These are both safe and good harbours, and enjoy considerable trade from the vicinity of iron and copper mines, and extensive works for smelting the ore; as also from beds of limestone and coal. Vessels of 200 tons burthen come up to either of these harbours.
GLOUCESTER is situate on the east side of the river Severn. Ships come up to the bridge of this town, but the navigation being circuitous, a CANAL has been made hence to BERKELEY, at the head of which is a basin fit for the reception of 100 vessels of 200 tons burthen. Cheese of the most excellent quality is made in the immediate neighbourhood, and exported to all parts of the world; cider, pins, ropes, and glass, are among the principal articles of manufacture and commerce at this place.
BRISTOL. The river Avon is here so deep that vessels of 1000 tons may safely enter it. There is a large floating dock here, and several dock-yards, and a prodigious traffic is carried on with Ireland, America, the West Indies, and the Baltic: glass, sugar, brass, and hats, employ most of the manufacturers here. Vast quantities of salted provisions, linen, and butter come from Ireland to this country through the port of Bristol. By the 51 Geo. III. c. 32. the master of every vessel with erciseable_goods on board, arriving at the entrance of Cumberland Basin or Bathurst Basin, shall before he enters properly fasten down his hatches or approaches, (if any thereto,) as the ercise officers shall approve: and the same shall remain so properly fastened at all times, except when the cargo is unloading: The hours of unloading to be between six in the morning and six in the evening from April 30th to October 1st ; from seven in the morning to four in the evening from 30th September to May 1st.
Masters refusing to assist in fastening, to forfeit £100. Ships outwards, having goods on board entitled to any drawback or allowance, to have her hatches properly secured, under similar restrictions and penalty.
Wilfully obstructing excise officers, or damaging or injuring fastenings of such hatchways, or opening or removing the same, or making any access to the hold where such goods are deposited, subject to a penalty of £200.
The Town's dues and Mayor's dues are regulated at the discretion of the corporation, under the provisions of the 6 Geo. IV.c. 201. (local.)
BRIDGEWATER is a river port of Somersetshire, eight miles from the Bristol Channel. It enjoys a considerable coasting-trade.
Its subordinate, MINEHEAD; is distant from it twenty-four miles, on the Bristol Channel, and has a fine and secure harbour, easy of access, and forined by a fine pier, capable of sheltering large vessels. Its chief traffic is in coals, which abound.
PLYMOUTH is situate at the influx of two rivers, the Plym and the Tamer, the mouth of the former being called “the Catwater," that of the latter “Hamoaze.” Ships of war chiefly lie in the latter. The foriner, secured by an extensive pier, holds the MERCHANT SHIPPING almost surrounded by the town. The pilchard fishery is a source of great commerce and emolument to it.
FALMOUTH is on the coast of Cornwall, a most capacious harbour, and the great naval station for the PACKETS to the south parts of EUROPE. It partakes largely in the benefits of the pilchard fishery.
EXETER is situate on the river Es, in Devonshire. The town has a considerable manufacture in woollen goods of various denominations, and is of extensive commerce; but the port is at a place called
TOPSHAM, five miles distant; but, by means of flood-gates placed on the river, vessels of 150 tons come up to a quay at Ereter.
POOL, on the Dorsetshire coast, has a capacious harbour, which will admit ships drawing sirteen feet water, affords good anchorage, and is altogether considered the best harbour in the channel. It deals largely both in exports and imports with Newfoundland and the West Indies especially. Its country trade is also considerable. A very great proportion of the larger oysters, with which London is supplied, come fron Pool originally, but are subsequently fed in the Essex and Thames Creeks. Its subordinate
WEYMOUTH is situate in the same county, but, as a commercial harbour, is not of first-rate importance ; and
LYME, its other subordinate in the same county, though a commodous harbour, has little to distinguish it but its share in the pilchard fishery.
SOUTHAMPTON, a seaport on the Hampshire coast of no inconsiderable importance in itself, is the only port at which wool, sent duty free to the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark, may be shipped ; and the mail for the Isle of Wight sails from it every morning; it is celebrated for its import of wines of a particular flavour.
PORTSMOUTH is the most considerable naval station of the kingdom, and, in time of war, the great rendezvous of the grand Channel fleet. South of the town of Portsmouth, and between it and the Isle of Wight, is the celebrated Road of SPITHEAD, capable of holding 1000 large vessels in perfect security. Near to this is the Motherbank, the station for IndiaMen, and ships under QUARANTINE.
CHICHESTER, on the Sussex coast, is a place of little importance itself, but with relation to Hastings and Brighton; the former, as one of the Cinque Ports ; the other as a place from whence PACKETS sail continually to DIEPPE.
SANDWICH, like the last-mentioned place, is now of little importance on its own aecount, though one of the Cinque Ports, its harbour being incapable of receiving any but small craft. The next port is
DOVER, having a good and safe harbour. It is dry at low water, but has an inner basin enclosed by a lock, When ihe tide is ten