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THE Swansea Coal Market.I


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The: Docks:oonsist of the Prince of Wales Dock, the North Dock, and the South Dock each equipped with modern al)pliance,c for the rapid loading and up loading: of vessels. The Entrance Channel to the Harbour is lighted by means of Gas Buoyp The New King's DOCK capatle of accommodating the largest vessels afloat is expected to be opened for traffic this' year. The Quays are 19,000 feet in length The Warehouses contain a floor area of 288,000 square feet. The Railways of the Trust have direct connections with the Great Western, London and North Western, Midland, and Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railways. There are 26 Coal Tips, and 80 Hydraulic, steam and Hand Cranes. Swansea Is the Centre,of the Anthracite Coal district. There are more Patentl Fuel Works in Swansea than at any other port in the Kingdom and the Fuel is held in high repute in ContinentalJtand othet markets. There is a Large Area of Land available for Fuel Works, Creosote,Works Saw Mills and other commercial purposes.U Lines of Steamers run between Swansea and the following ports, viz. :— New York, Baltimore Philadelphia, Singa- pore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hiogo, Java ports, Rio de Janerio, Santas Kosario, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, Ports in Chili and Peru, St. Petersburg, Hamburg Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Treport, Rouen, Nantes, Bordeaux, Oporto, Lisbon, Setubal. Barcelona, Genoa, Leghorn, Venice, Trieste, Fiume, ports in Greece, Constantinople and other Turkish ports Galatz, Ibrail, Odessa, Batoum, ^Alexandria &0. Within the Harbour are Nine Graving Docks- Extensive provision has been made for the Fish Trade, in the South Dock, The Swansea Fleet now numbers about 80 Steam Trawlers in addition to Liners and Smacks. Pilotage.-The Trustees are the Pilotage Authority. Pilotage is noncom- pulsory, both inward and outwards. Rates and Charges.^—are moderate. The Mumbles Lighthouse Signal Station is worked by the Trustees. Vessels calling for orders can communicate with their Owners without lowering a boat-good and sheltered free anchorage being found unaer the Mumbles Head at any state of the tide The Trustees have erected on themumbles Head a Reed Fog Horn Signal giving three blasts of about two seconds' duration in quick succession every two minutes. For information on; any point connected with the Port and Harbour, apply to- WILLIAM, LAW, General Manager Regist red Addresslfor Telegrams- (( LAwg'j) SWANSEA.