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Every ship using the docks, outwards or homewards, and making fast alongside the

trik, of 500 tons burthen or upwards, to pay one guinea, and ships and vessels under that burthen, 10s. 6d. for every twenty-four hours for the first three days ; should this period be exceeded, to pay for every twenty-four hours beyond the same five guineas, unless such detention is caused by special circumstances, such as the

by-laws provide for. The charge for any description of labour or service performed by the Dock Company,

and not specified in this table, will be made on moderate terms. STR.—In loading ships outward, the Dock Company engage to get on board all

goods and stores from craft or the wharf without extra charge, except the following, riz. kentledge, anchors, guns and carriages, sails, standing and running rigging, booms, and boats.

East India Dock House ;

July 11, 1828.

By order of the court,



TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF KENTLEDGE. The Court of Directors of the East India Dock Company having provided Kentledge

to ballast ships that are unloading, to prevent any delay in the delivery, and the Enzense of taking on board and discharging shingle ballast, it is resolved,

That commanders, owners or their agents, requiring kentledge, should signify the sne, by an application to the dock-master, specifying the quantity, and their con. Ermity to the following conditions:

That they pay one shilling per ton per week for the use of the kentledge.

That they pay for putting the same on board; and for transporting it into the inner dock, and for landing it on the wharf, when they no longer require the use of it.

The risk of removal to be the ship's; and any deficiency of delivery to be paid for at the rate of six pounds per ton.

East India Dock House ;

July 11, 1828.

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S. d. Surs receiving and unloading under 800 tons, and for the use of the docks twenty-eight days from the date of the final discharge, per register

1 6 If the twenty-eight days be exceeded, per ton per week


0 1 This is also the rate for light ships laying up in the

docks. Ships loaded OUTWARDS by the Dock Company, per register ton: Packages uot exceeding 2 tons..

2 0 exceeding 2 tons and up to 10 tons, ADDITIONAL.

3 0 Packages erceeding 10 tons the company decline

landing, except by special agreement. Silips loaded by THEIR OWNERS, only for the use and accommodation of the dock, per register ton

I 0 Dock rent, if the twenty-eight days be exceeded, per register ton per week. 0 1 Coasters or other vessels loading from the import warehouses, per ton on the

gross weight they take on board (to be allowed one week for the

06 Rent, if exceeding one week, per ton per week.

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Mem.—These docks receive no other than ships in the East India trade, or coasters to load from the warehouses.

East India Dock House ;

October 26, 1827.





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The prices of the above tables are for each operation, which includes the use of masting-fall and slings.

N.B.-Owners of ships may purchase not less than half a fall, at 15 per cent. under the ready money cost price.

May 1, 1828.

Saint KATHARINE's Docks.

These docks were instituted by virtue of an act of parliament, passed in 1925; viz.

6 Geo. IV. c. 105. (local.) “An Act for making and constructing certain wet docks, warehouses, and other works, in the parish of Saint Botolph Without Aldgate, and in the parish or precinct of Saint Katharine, near the Tower of London, in the county of Middleser."

The act commences by stating that it is expedient that the accommodation of the port of London should be improved by the construction of additional wet docks, with proper cuts, sluices, locks, inlets, and outlets, for the reception and discharge of ships laden with merchandize; and that additional wharfs, quays, vaults, warehouses, and other places of secure deposit, should be constructed for the landing, housing, bonding, and shipping of goods, wares, and merchandize; and that it is desirable that such docks, &c. should be situated as near as may be to the city of London, and established on the principle of free competition in trade, and without any exclusive privilege or immunities, but under proper regulations for the secure deposit and warehousing of merchandize, and for the protection and convenient collection of the revenue ; and the several persons therein named, and any others that shall become proprietors thereof, are incorporated as a joint stock company, to be known by and use the name or style of “The Saint Katharine Dock Company.” § 1. And besides their power of making the same, they have power to scour and cleanse them, and to take


and remove wrecks of ships or vessels that may be sunk therein, lighters, wood, timber, anchors, &c.; and if their respective owners shall refuse or neglect to pay the costs and charges of removing the same for the space of fourteen days after demand thereof, the saine may be assessed by any justice of the peace for the county of Middlesex, and recovered as other penalties by this act. $ 90.

As this act is an extremely long one, only such matters will be noticed as relate to the shipping and mercantile interest ; and as many of the clauses are the sume as corresponding ones in the London Dock Act, the subject of them will be giren, and reference made to the clauses in that act; but where any material difference prevails, the nature of it will be stated.

See London
Dock Act,

Section New docks part of the port of London. $92.

113. Quays and wharfs to be legal quays. $94.

112. Goods subject to the same regulations and tolls as at the quuys. $93.

Directors may make rules for the admission of ships, &c. and the unshipping, &c. and lading and warehousing, &c. 120. and loading of goods, &c. $ 95.

Dock-masters to direct the mooring and unmooring of ressels ; persons not obeying them and obstructing the mooring, 125. &c. to forfeit fire pounds in either casc. $ 97 and 98.


See London
Dock Act,

Section Dock-master to direct dismantling, &c. of vessels in the docks. $ 99.

Vessels not to lie within 100 yards of the entrance to the dock, except coming in or going out; but vessels may lie alongside any wharf within 100 yards to load or discharge. $ 100. For keeping entrances clear. § 101.

126. The penalty is five pounds, and twenty shillings for

the} 129.

every hour.

Regulating the mooring of vessels at the buoys of the com

som-} 127. pany. 102.

Vessels not to land goods at other places than quays and} 111. landing places.

Penalty of five pounds, and the forfeiture of the goods. 103. Vessels not to enter under sail. $ 104.

128. Vessels to unload in the docks as soon as may be.--In case of unnecessary delay, the dock-master may send persons on board to deliver the cargo; the expences to be paid by the owner of the ship. $ 105.

Light vessels may be ordered out and removed. $ 105. 130. Removing combustibles. $ 106.

133. Penalty forty shillings, and the notice to be in writing. No combustible matter to be melted on board any vessel) within the docks, nor gunpowder or loaded gun brought in. 134, 136 § 107.

Penalty in either case five pounds.
Note.--The words in the London Dock Act are loaded

fire-arms of every description whatever, in this act

the words are loaded gun, so that pistols are exempted. Fire, candle, or lamps, lighted, not allowed. $ 108.

137. Penalty five pounds; but no penalty on refusing to put

candles, &c. out. Throwing ballast, &c. into the docks. $ 109.

93. Penalty forty shillings, but no further sum. Penalty against destroying ropes of vessels. $111.

142. Rates on ships. The company may take and receive for every ship or vessel entering into the said docks, &c. or for lying therein, or for departing therefrom, such reasonable rate or sum for every ton, according to the register of such ship, as shall not exceed the rates or sums then usually paid in the port of London, for or in respect of any ship entering into, İying in, or departing from any dock in the port of London surrounded with walls. $ 112. Rates, exemptions from. $ 116.

108. Rates on goods. The company to take reasonable rates, not exceeding the rates then usually paid in the port of London. 106. $ 113 Recovery of rates on ships. $ 114.

102. The term of five days is extended to fourteen. Evading payments of rates. $ 115.

103. Recovery of rates on goods. $ 117.

107. If of a perishable nature, before the expiration of two

months; if not, in twelve months.


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The poun mate $ 1.28. on board while cargo landing,

See London
Dock Act,

Section Breaking lamps, &c. $118.

124. Preventing dock officers, &c. from going on board vessels. 138. Ascertaining the tonnage of ships. § 123.

104. Power to measure ships and vessels. § 124.

105. Surrryor of company to examine goods on board. § 125. Manifest, regulations for delivering copy of. § 126. 109.

The mention of the ship’s report omitted.
On neglect to enter goods in seven days after the ship's re-

114. port, they may be entered and landed by the company.

And retained as a security for the duties, the rates and

charges, and freight; but no power given to dispose
of them. § 127.

118. Penalty five 128

Penalty for damage done to the quays, &c.—And whereas damage may frequently be done to the piers, quays, and other works belonging to the said docks and basins, by ships and other vessels navigating therein, owing to the wilfulness or negligence of the masters or other persons having or taking the command or the care, or charge of such ships, and although it is reasonable that such damage should be compensated, such compensation is frequently refused to be made; therefore every master, mate, pilot, or other person having the command, care, or charge of any ship, lighter, &c. by whose wilful neglect or mismanagement thereof any damage shall be done or happen to any of the piers, &c. belonging to the said company, shall pay for or make good all such damage ; and in case the amount claimed shall not exceed the sum of twenty pounds, all such damage shall be recoverable before any two justices of the peace for the county of Middlesex. If the sum awarded be not paid in seven days the ship may be distrained, and if the money cannot be raised the master, &c. may be imprisoned for any time not exceeding six months. $ 129.

Obstructing execution of the act. Penalty five pounds. $ 130.

Goods landed in the docks to remain subject to freight.That all goods which shall be landed in the said docks, and lodged in the custody of the said dock company, shall continue liable to the same claim for freight in favour of the master and owner of the respective ships, or of any other person or persons interested in the freight of the same, as such goods respectively were liable to whilst the same were on board such ships and before the landing thereof; and the directors of the said company, &c. upon due notice in that behalf given to them by such master or owners, or other person as aforesaid, may detain such goods in the warehouses of the said company until the respective freights to which the same shall be liable shall be duly paid, together with the rates and charges to which the same shall have become subject and liable, or until a deposit shall have been made by the owner or consignee of such goods, equal in amount to the claim or demand made by the master or owner of the respective ships, or other person or persons as aforesaid, for or on account of freight upon such

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