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THE Swansea Coal Market.

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to.,) t\, iC4'.1. The: Docks: consist of the Prince of Wales Dock, the North Dock, and the South Dock each equipped with moduli appliance? for the rapid loading and uv. loading: of vessels. The Entrance Channel to the Harbour is lighted by means of Gas Buoys The New Kind's DOCK capable of accommodating the largest vessels afloa is expected to be opened for traffic this year. The Quays are419,000 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 Hydraulic, Steann and Hand Cranes. Swansea Is the the Anthracite Coal district. There are more Patenfi Fuel Works in Swansea than at any other port in the Kingdom and the Fuel is held in high repute in ContinentalilanO other markets. There is a Large Land available for Fuel Works, Creosote Works Saw Mals and other commercial purposes. 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 Bosario, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, Ports in Chili and Peru, St. Petersburg, Bamburg 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 &c. 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 30 Steam Trawlers in addition to Liners and Smacks. Pilotage.- -The Trustees are the Pilotage Authority. Pilotage is noncoru- pulsory, both inward and outwards. Rates and Charges.— arn 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 unaea the Mumbles Head at any state of the tide The Trustees have erected on the Mumbles 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 :tc- WILLIAM LAW, General Manager Regist red Address for Telegrams- "C Law SWANSEA. li.