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Another steam packet undertaking, purely of Southampton growth, is that of the London and South Western Company, which carries the Channel Islands mails and also runs between this port and Cherbourg, Granville, Havre, Honfleur, and St. Malo several times weekly, the fleet numbering 16 vessels, of (5,638 tonnage, and 2,814 horse power. The companies whose vessels call at the port at stated intervals are as follow :—The North German Lloyd's, whose New York line sails every Tuesday ; and the Baltimore line every alternate Saturday; the fleet numbers 28 vessels, of 82,500 tons and 18,000 horse power. The Netherlands Steamship Company from Southampton every month for Java; 6 vessels, of 20,500 tons audi,200 horse power. TheBelgiau Royal Mail Company enroute for llio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and Buenos Ay res the 3rd of each month ; the Bristol Steam Navigation Company for Hamburg and Antwerp on the 4th and 19th of each month ; the Clyde Steam Shipping Company every Wednesday for Waterford, Belfast, and Glasgow ; and the British and Irish Steampacket Company Mondays and Thursdays for Plymouth, Falmouth, and Dublin; Tuesdays and Saturdays for Portsmouth and Loudon.
of the port is principally confined to the Itchen, along which are timber, coal and slate wharves, cement works, builders' factories, and the yards of the South-Western Company for repairing their steamers, yacht building yards, and extensive engineering and shipbuilding works conducted by Messrs. Day, Summers and Co., from which mail steamships of from 3,000 to 4,000 tons have been launched, and since proved capable of holding their own against the best Clyde built vessels.
It will be convenient in this division of our sketch to start from the Bargate as the principal entrance to the old town. The visitor will notice that the south or High-street side has been renovated within the last few years, not before it was needed; and had what was then done included the removal of the figure wearing a Roman toga in the Gothic niche over the central archway, it would have been as great an improvement as were the other changes. The town is indebted tor this remarkable anachronism in cement to the Marquis of Lansdowne, who, contemplating the building of a
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