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Page 126 - 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 viill commence or terminate in any part of the Channel.
Page 127 - Ayr, and directly across all the banks lying off there, and catching up the stream from the South Channel off Maughold Head, they hurry on together towards that great point of union, Morecambe Bay. This bay, the grand receptacle of the streams from both Channels, is notorious for its huge banks of sand, and also remarkable for a deep channel scoured out by the stream, and known as the Lune Deep, which is the great beacon to all vessels bound to that place.
Page 120 - At Havre, on the French coast, the high -water remains stationary for one hour, with a rise and fall of 3 or 4 inches for another hour, and only rises and falls 13 inches for the space of...
Page 119 - It may be said to turn to the eastward about 5 o'clock, and for 2^ hours, or until half tide, sets from NE to E. by N., and for the next 3 hours gradually turns to the southward. The direction of the tide in this position is, therefore, round the compass, with little or no velocity,, as even at springs it scarcely runs a knot, and that only for a very short period.
Page 132 - Holyhead ; beyond which it begins to expand eastward and westward ; but its main body preserves its direction straight forward towards 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 112 - Mis 13 inches for the space of three hours; this long period of nearly slack water is very valuable to the traffic of the port, and allows from fifteen to sixteen vessels to enter or leave the docks on the same tide.
Page 134 - Blackhead, and passes with it through the sounds of the Copeland Islands. Hence it proceeds along the coast, brushes the South rock, and runs on towards St.
Page 126 - Channel, as before observed, experimente have shown that, notwithstanding the variety of times of high water throughout the Channel, the turn of the stream over all that part which may be called the fair navigable portion of the Channel is nearly simultaneous...
Page 124 - 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 Milford Haven, towards the Bishops, which it passes at a rate of between...
Page 121 - Dover the flowing stream seldom continues more than 5 hours, and sometimes scarcely so much ; it is nearly the same at Ramsgate. To the northward of the South Foreland the streams change their direction to NE £ N.

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