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JOHN ADAMS'S SOUTHAMPTON ALMANACK.
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Offices—Town Quay.
HARBOUR BOARD OFFICIALS.
Chairman—The Mayor.
Deputy-Chairman—Mr. Commissioner John Miller, J.P.
Commissioners—The Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Councilmen of the Borough.
Specific Commissioners—Sir F. Perkins, D.L., J.P.; Messrs. J. A. Barling, J. G.
Fay, T. D. Lewis, J. F. Obree, A. Scovell, John Miller, J.P., and J. C. Hine.
Treasurers—The National Provincial Bank of England.
Solicitor—B. Harfield, Esq.
Clerk to the Board and Collector of Dues—Mr. A. H. Skelton.
Wharfinger—Mr. Walter Bowyer.
Surveyor—Mr. J. G. Poole. Harbour Master—Mr. W. Burbidge.
Electrical Engineer—Mr. J. G. W. Aldridge, A.M. Inst. C.E.
Booming Masters -.—Test River—Mr. T. Lewis. Hamble River—Mr. T. Willsher.
Clerks in Harbour Board Offices—Messrs. W. Gubbins, W. H. Hewitt, H. C. Sait, and E. C. Waller.
Assistant Toll Collectors at Royal Pier—Messrs. W. Ireland, W. J. Giles, and
A. Hopkins.
Harbour Constables—W. Hudson, G. Richards, A. Isaacs, M. Lock, and F. Lock
The Annual Board Meetings is held on the first Tuesday in March, and the Monthly Meetings on the third Tuesday in each month.
The Annual Meeting for Licensing the Watermen and Barrowmen is held on the third Tuesday in April.
The management of the Port and Harbour of Southampton is vested in the Southampton Harbour Board, under the provisions of the Southampton Harbour Acts, 1863-1891, which define the Port to mean, " all within or to the Northwards of an imaginary straight line drawn from Stansore Point on the Western side of the entrance to Southampton Water to Hillhead on the Eastern side and including the whole of the Southampton Water and the River Hamble up to Bursledon Bridge, the River Itchen up to Woodmill, the River Test up to the Causeway at Redbridge, and the Eling River up to Eling Causeway, and also such Docks, Basins, Quays, and other Works, as have by any Act of Parliament been declared to be within or to form part of the Port of Southampton."
For the first 3J miles from Calshot Castle the depth is 5 to 9 fathoms at low tide. Thence to the entrances of the Itchen and Test the depth is 4i to 5 fathoms—the former leads to the tidal basins and eastward of the town, with 4i fathoms up to the new dock ; the latter leads to the Town Quay and Royal Pierl with a channel having a depth of 3 fathoms right up to the Town Quay ; above the Pier the channel gradually decreases in width and depth, but is navigable up to Eling and Redbridge. The Itchen is navigable up to Northam Bridge.
The Harbour Board maintain two Lightships in the Harbour, one with two masts, showing a red light over a white, at the entrance of the Port on the east side of the south-east extremity of Calshot Spit; the other exhibiting the same coloured lights on a tripod at the Spit, dividing the Rivers Itchen and Test, and they have erected a fixed White Light on the Eastern side of Calshot
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