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SOUTHAMPTON :
1720 feet long, with a river frontage of 1500 feet, upon which will be erected extensive buildings for the reception of cargoes of all descriptions, and fitted with the most improved mechanical appliances for ensuring despatch, including the carrying on of cargo and coaling operations simultaneously—as is now the rule rather than the exception in the tidal basin, where, as along this quay wall, passengers may step off the ship's side direct into the railway carriages. The effect of such admirable provision and accommodation on the part of the Dock Company has been, that whereas in 1844 their earnings amounted to £4,018 7s. 5d. only, in 1873 the amount had risen to £111,2 L8 15s. Ocl., and the following comparative statement of earnings shows that, notwithstanding the departure of the P. and 0. Company, the receipts are very nearly maintained upon the exceptionally high amounts realised during the Franco-German war
Half-Years Ended 30th June. . 31st December.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
1844 ... 958 13 4 ... 3,059 14 1 ...
1845 ... 3,862 2 11 ... 4,114 8 1.. 1850 ... 9,941 17 10 ... 10,672 0 8 .. 1855 ... 24,941 15 5 ... 27,493 8 5 ... 1860 ... 27,889 9 5 ... 28,668 16 7 .. 1866 ... 29,415 9 0 ... 33,034 6 8..
1866 ... 32,379 19 5 ... 33,631 7 7..
1867 ... 33,850 19 10 ... 34,281 17 4 ..
1868 ... 31,838 7 9 ... 33,978 7 10 ..
1869 ... 32.921 13 6 ... 35,108 12 1 ..
1870 ... 36j521 19 11 ... 37,957 13 4 ..
1871 ... 41,931 17 3 ... 43,895 5 11 ..
1872 ... 41,743 2 3 ... 48,974 16 3 ..
1873 ... 52.132 16 9 ... 59,085 18 3 ..
1874 ... 51,980 14 2 ... 49,169 5 1..
1875 ... 51,294 9 5
THE TOWN QUAY.
Years Ended 31st December.
£ s. d.
1844
1845 1850 1855 1860
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
4,018 7 5 8,977 U 0 20,613 18 6 52,442 3 10 54,558 6 0 62,449 14 66,011 7 68,132 17 65,636 15 68,030 5 74,479 13 86,827 3 90,717 18 111,218 15 101,149 19
Wharfage accommodation for the difference between the total of tonnage above given as entering the port and that provided for by the docks alone has been given at the Town Quay. Running out into the Southampton Water, in continuation of the High Street, under the jurisdiction of the Harbour and Pier Board, this Quay lias ^ within the last few years been materially extended and improved. J j/1 With 25 feet of water at its head, and extending that depth for iflr ^soihe distance, commodious stores are erected at the sea end of the y structure, into which ships running alongside may discharge their / cargoes, or they may be placed on the tramway connected with the docks and railway, and the vessels being at the same time coaled may leave for their destination with the utmost despatch. One-fifth of the dues levied by this Board upon shipping entering the port for boomage, tonnage, &c., are annually paid to the Corporation of the
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