Sailing directions for the coast of Ireland, Part 2

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Page 80 - Alcantara, from a lighthouse on the point south-eastward of the town, is exhibited at an elevation of 64 feet above high water, a fixed white light, visible in clear weather from a distance of 9 miles.
Page 53 - Limerick for all vessels coining up or departing out of said port to bring to for the boarding or landing of officers of the customs in lieu of Tarbert The master of any vessel failing to comply will render himself liable to a penalty of 100. A CORAL SHOAL IN THE STRAITS OF SUMY.
Page 73 - ... always collected round masses of limestone rock. This probably forms the basis of all the shoals, as all the strata near the shore are of that description. There are numerous islands in the lake, but none of any great magnitude. The surrounding country is generally very flat, though more than 200 feet above the surface of the lake, and contains large tracts of bog land, with very few hills.
Page 73 - ... deeper than the northern ; and it is remarkable that in this lake, as well as in Lough Ree, we cannot trace any continuous line of deeper water which it might have been supposed would mark the course of the river ; nothing but singular Srr.
Page 74 - At Lanesborough the navigation is likewise carried on by a short canal on the Connaught side, but separated from the river only by a wall, so that one of the arches of the .bridge spans both the river and the canal. This canal, which is not more than a quarter of a...
Page 73 - Derry bay, at the head of which the only stream at all deserving the name of a river (the Inny) discharges itself into the lake. The depth of water is very irregular, the greatest being from 115 to 120 feet, but this occurs only in a few spots, and the average cannot he considered to be more than 20 to 30 fleet.
Page 74 - For the distance of half a mile above the bridge the navigation is greatly obstructed by the eel-weirs, besides shallow fords of gravel, though the bottom generally is of mud. The communication for laden vessels between the lake and the river is carried on by means of a canal about...
Page 59 - There is no place on the Shannon so well adapted for the site of a commercial town, while on the island there are already natural docks requiring but little assistance from art to...
Page 122 - ... and flat clay land. The hill is about one-third of a mile long in an east and west direction and a quarter of a mile wide. The rock on this hill consists of various banded gneisses, such as mica-gneiss garnet-gneiss and granite-gneiss. These gneisses resemble certain rocks in southeastern Ontario known as the Grenville series. The rocks in Fox township are intersected by coarse-grained, granite pegmatite dikes...
Page 160 - ... except the bar is smooth. In summer, vessels may safely stand in toward the bar, in order to pick up a pilot; but the surf, or other accidents, may prevent him coming off, in which case, and, perhaps, always in winter, it would be wise to proceed to...

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