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CHABACTBB AND RHPT5-TATION.

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THE Swansea Coal Market,

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The:iDocks:consist of the Prince of Wales Dock, the North Dock, and the South Dock each equipped with modern appliances for the rapid loading and up- loading: of vessels. The Entr^pce Channel to the Harbour is by means of Gas Buoys The Ne w King's DOCK capable of accommodating the largest vessels afloa is expected to be opened for traffic this year. The'Quays area19,000 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 Swanssa 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 Patent Fuel Works in Swansea than at any other port in the Kingdom and the Fuel is held in high repute in Continental and other markets, There is a Large Area'of Land available for Fuel Works, Creosote Works Saw Mills and other commercial purposes. Lines of Steamers rue between Swansea and the following ports, viz. New York, Baltimore Philadelphia, Singa- pore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Nagasak Hiogo, Java ports, Rio de Janerio, Santos Rosario, 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 80 Steam Trawlers in addition to Liners a) d Smacks. Pilotage.-The Trustees are the Pilotage Authority. Pilotage is noncom- pulsory, both inward and outwards. Rates and ^Charges. -are moderate. b The Mumbles Lighthouse Signal Station is worked by the Trustees. Vessels calling for orders can communicate with their Owners wittCout lowering a boat—good and sheltered ir^e anchorage being found unaer the Mumble 3 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. .1 For informawoi. on- any point connected with the Port and Harbour, apply to- .WILLIAM LAW, General Manager Regist red Address for Telegrams- q LAwu'/¡j SWANSEA.