Tide Tables for the British and Irish Ports, for the Year ...

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1862 - Tides
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Page 130 - ... undisturbed, although pressed upon by streams from various quarters. Such is a general description of the streams in the Irish Channel, which are produced by the flowing of the water, or which, for the purpose of distinction, we may designate the ingoing streams. The ebbing or outgoing streams do not materially differ from the reverse of those, except that in the southern channel they press rather more over towards the Irish coast.
Page 128 - The outer portions of the stream are necessarily deflected from the course of the great body of the water by the impediments of banks on the Irish side of the Channel, and by the tortuous form of the coast on the Welsh. The eastern portion passing Linney Head ; rushes with great rapidity between the Smalls, Grassholm, and...
Page 130 - ... with increased velocity as far as Langness Point, and then at a more moderate rate on towards Maughold Head. Here it is arrested by the flood or southern stream from the North Channel coming round the Point of Ayr, and is first turned round to the eastward by it, and then goes on with it at an easy rate direct for Morecambe Bay; thus changing its direction nearly eight points.
Page 130 - Bay,* a spot remarkable as being the point where the opposite tides coming round the extremities of Ireland terminate. So that it is necessary only to know the times of high and low water at either of these places, to determine the hour when the stream of either tide will commence or terminate in any part of the Channel.
Page 143 - Boulogne, however, at the beginning of a rising tide, great attention should be paid .to the direction in the tables, as the streams hereabout meet and are turned down upon the French Coast, so that a ship, which on the English side would at this time have a stream setting straight up Channel, here encounters one upon her beam, sweeping her down towards the Somme, and hence probably the cause of some of the many disastrous losses which have occurred in this part of the Channel.
Page 131 - Wigtownshire coast; off which it has scooped out a remarkable ditch, upwards of twenty miles long by about a mile only in width, in which the depth is from 400 to 600 feet greater than that of the general level of the bottom about it.
Page 129 - Abreast of the Arklow is situated that remarkable spot in the Irish Channel, where the tide scarcely either rises or falls. The stream notwithstanding sweeps past it at the rate of 4 knots at the springs, and reaches the parallel of Wicklow Head.
Page 130 - The central portion of the stream of flood or ingoing stream, runs nearly in a line from a point midway between the Tuskar and the Bishops, to...
Page 128 - ... the Calf of Man, which it passes to the eastward with increased velocity as far as Langness Point, and then at a more moderate rate on towards Maughold Head. Here it is arrested by the flood or southern stream from the North Channel coming round the Point of...
Page 131 - ... and strong rippling all round the edge, by which the bank may generally be discovered. Beyond this point the streams unite and flow on towards Howth and...

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