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LIGHT IN PORTLAND BAY, AUSTRALIA. With reference to Notice to Mariners, No. 47, dated 20th October, 1859, the Department of Trade and Customs at Melbourne, Victoria, has given the following additional information relative to the light exhibited on and after the 1st day of September, 1859, at Portland Bay, on the south coast of Australia :
FIXED LIGHT IN PORTLAND BAY.
The light is a fixed red light, and is visible seaward from a vessel when bearing between N. W. and S. by E. It is elevated 116 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be seen in clear weather from a distance of about 13 miles. The i!luminating apparatus is dioptric or by lenses of the fourth order. The lighthouse, built of stone, and colored gray, 'stands near the flagstaff on Battery Hill, and its approximate position is latitude 36° 22' S., longitude 141° 39'east of Greenwich. From the lighthouse the eastern extreme of the Lawrence Rocks bears S. E., distant about 4 miles; the extreme north point of Whalers' Bluff N. W. by N. one mile; and the buoy on Whalers' Reef N. by W. W. ove mile.
Caution.-Vessels bound to Portlavd Bay from the westward must be careful, in rounding the Lawrence Rocks, not to bring the light on Battery Hill to bear to the northward of N. W. by W. W. After passing the rocks, a course inay be shaped for the light, keeping it on the port bow, and not standing into a less depth ihan 6 fathoms. When abreast the anchorage, the jetty light, (which at the exbibition of this light was altered in color from red to green.) will be visible bearing west. The bearings are magnetic. Variation into E. in 1859. By command of their lordships,
JOHN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. London, November 14, 1859.
FIXED LIGIIT ON LILLE FEISTEEV ISLAND, NORWAY. The Royal Norwegian Marine Department at Christiania has given notice, that on and after the 10th day of November, 1859. a light would be exhibited from the lighthouse on Lille (Little) Feisteen Island lying off the western coast of Norway. The light is a fixed red light, elevated 68 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be visible in clear weather from a distance of 12 miles. It is seen from all points of the compass, and will be lighted throughout the year. The illuminatiog apparatus is of ihe fourth order. The height, color, and description of the lighthouse are not given. It stands in latitude 59° 49% N., longitude 5° 308 east of Greenwich.
FIXED LIGHT ON SLOTTERO ISLAND. Also, that on and after the above date a light would be exhibited from the lighthouse erected on Slottero Island, lying off the southern part of the entrance to Selbo Fiord, west coast of Norway. The light is a fixed white light, elevated 152 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be seen in clear weather from a distance of about 18 miles It is visible seaward and towards Selbo Fiord, and will be lighted throughout the year. The illuminating apparatus is of the second order. The lighthouse is a circular iron tower, 68 feet high, and painted red. Its position is given in latitude 59° 54' N., longitude 5° 5' east of Greenwich. This longitude is 2 miles east of that given in the Admiralty charts. The bearings are magnetic. Variation 21° west in 1859. By command of their lordships,
JOIN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. London, November 23, 1959.
FIXED LIGAT AT BURNT COAT HEAD, BAY OF FUNDY. The Board of Works at Halifax, Nova Scotia, has given notice, that on and after the 20th day of October, 1859, a light would be exliibited from the lighthouse recently erected on Burnt Coat Head, on the south shore of the Basin of Mines, at the head of the Bay of Fundy. The light is a fixed white light,
elevated 75 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be visible in clear weather from a distance of 13 miles. The light-tower. which is square, is attached to the main building, and both are painted white. From the tower, Cape Blowme-down bears W. by N. & N., distant 264 miles ; the Brickkiln Ledges N. W.
W., westerly, 74 miles; and Economy Point N. W. # N. 4 miles.
BEACON LIGHTS AT MARSHALL COVE AND MARGARETVILLE.
Also, that on and after the 27th October, 1859, beacon lights would be exhibited from the buildings recently erected at Marshall Cove and Margaretville, on the eastern shore of the Bay of Fuudy. The beacon at Marshall Cove will show, at the distance of about 5 miles, a fixed white light, and on a nearer approach a green light. At Margaretville the beacon will show, at the distance of about 5 miles, a fixed white light, and on a nearer approach a red light. The buildings are equare, and painted white. Marshall Cove (formerly called Port Williams) is distant about 27 miles, and Margaretville about 37 miles, to the eastward of Digby lighthouse. The bearings are magnetic. Variation 20° W. at Burnt Coat Head ; 18° W. at Marshall Cove ; and 19° W. at Dlargaretville, in 1859. By command of their lordships,
JOIN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. LONDON, November 22, 1859.
FIXED LIGHT AT CALELLA, COAST OF SPAIN. The Minister of Marine at Madrid has given notice, that on and after the 15th day of December. 1859, a light would be exhibited from the light-tower recently erected on the hill of the Torreta, in the province of Barcelona, on the south coast of Spain. The light is a fixed white light, varied by a flash every two minutes. It is elevated 166 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be visible in ordinary weather from a distance of 18 miles. The illuminating apparatus is dioptric, or by lenses of the third order. The light-tower is cylindrical, colored white, and rises 13 feet above the adjoining dwellings of the lightkeepers. It stands at about half a mile to the westward of Calella village, and 57 yards from the margin of the sea. Its position is given as latitude 41° 36' 40' N.; longitude 2° 39' 38" east of Greenwich.
BUDA ISLAND; MOUTH OF THE RIVER EBRO. Also, that from a recent survey, it was found that the east point of the island of Buda, at the mouth of the river Ebro, province of Barcelona, had advanced considerably (it is said 4 miles) to the eastward beyond that marked in the Spanish chart of the year 1833. From the east point Coll de Balaguer castle bears N. 13° E.; Merla Tower, N. 30° W.; Vendrell, N. 54° E.; and the south part of the Sierra de Monsia, N. 54° W. The bearings are magoetic. Variation 18° west in 1859. By command of their lordships,
JOHN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. London, December 16, 1859,
FIXED AND FLASHING LIGHT ON CAYO PAREDON GRANDE, CUBA. The Spanish Government has given notice, that on and after the 1st day of November, 1859, a light would be exhibited from the lighthouse recently erected on the northern part of Cayo Paredon Grande, on the north coast of the island of Cuba. The light is a fixed white light, varied every minute by a flush. It is elevated 159 feet above the mean level of the sea, and should be seen in clear weather from a distance of 20 miles. The illuminating apparatus is by a Fresnel lens of the first order. The light tower is an iron structure erected on a buse of hewn stone, which rests on a foundation of rugged rock about 26 feet above the sea level. The color of the tower is not given. It stands in latitude 22° 29' 25" X. ; longitude 78° 9' 42" west of Greenwich. By command of their lordships,
JOIN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. LONDON, December 10, 1859,
ROCKABILL LIGHTHOUSE, AND ST. JOHN'S PIONT LIGHT, IRELAND. The Port of Dublin Corporation hereby give notice, that a lighthouse has been erected on Rockabill-off the east coast of County Dublin-from which a light will be exhibited during the night of the 1st day of July next, 1860, and thenceforth will be lighted every night irom sunset to sunrise. Notice is also given, that from and after same date the light on St. John's Point, Dundruin Bay, will be colored red. SPECIFICATION GIVEN OF THE POSITION AND APPEARANCE OF THE LIGHTS, BY
MR. HALPIN, SUPERINTENDENT OF LIGHTHOUSES. Rockabill Light. Rockabill lighthouse is erected on the summit of the larger rock-2, miles eastward of Skerries Islands--and is in latitude 53° 35' 45" N., and longitude 6° 0' 30" W., bearing from Drogheda Bar S. S. E., distant 11 miles; from the Kish lightship N. by E., E., distant 17 miles ; from the Nose of Lambay Island N. N. E., distant 67 miles; from Balbriggan Pier light, S. E. by E., distaat 67 miles. The light will be a flashing light, giving a bright flash erery twelve seconds, of the natural color white, as seen from between the bearings of S. E., (round by the eastward.) to N. E. by N., and will be colored red round by the westward between the same bearings The illuminating apparatus is dioptric (holophotal) of the first order, its focal plane 155 feet over the mean level of the sea, and in clear weather the white light should be seen from a distance of 18 miles. The tower is circular, of gray limestone, and the whole height from its base to the top of its lantern is 105 feet. A range of storehouses surround the lower story of tower; the dwelling houses are built to the north westward, on a lower level of the rock.
St. John's Point Light. From and after the date of the exhibition of the Rockabill light, (1st July, 1860,) the intermitting light on St. John's Point, Dandrum Bay, will be colored red, the times of its eclipses will continue as heretofore.
Note.- At same date with the exbibition of the new light on Rockabill, and the change in the color of the light on St. John's Point, some alterations will be made in the distinctive characters of floating lights off the east coast of Ireland, conformably to notices this day published. Bearings stated are magnetic. Variation 251° west in 1859. By order,
WILLIAM LEES, Secretary. Dublin, December 22, 1859.
TEMPORARY LIGHT AT COLOMBO, EAST COAST OF CEYLON. The Colonial Government at Ceylon has given notice, that the light-tower at Colombo, will be under repairs from the 1st of February to the 1st of April, 1860, and that during that period a temporary light will be exhibited from the clock tower.
Cautios.--The mariner is cautioned not to place too much dependence on this temporary light, and to keep the deep sea lead going when approaching Colombo by night. If soundings bei ween 30 and 40 fathoms be obtained, the vessel will be 15 or 18 miles from the land, and had better not vear it till daylight. By command of their lordships,
JOIN WASHINGTON, Hydrographer. Londox, November 21, 1859. INTENDED FLOATING LIGHT, NEAR THE VARNE SHOAL, STRAITS OF DOVER. Notice is hereby given, that with a view of indicating the position of the Farve and Ridge shoals, in the Straits of Dover, to vessel approaching them in the night, it is the intention of this corporation to cause a light-vessel to be placed near the southwest end of the Varne, and a quick revolving red light to be exhibited therefrom on or about the 1st October next. Further notice, relative to the exact position. &c., of the light vessel, will be duly published. By order,
P. II. BERTIION, Secretary. Teixity-10U5E, London, February 24, 1860.
RAILROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS.
STEAM MARINE OF THE UNITED STATES.
By the following statement, it appears that the aggregate tonnage of the steam marine of the United States amounts to 153,366 tons, of which 91,111 is owned in New York, and cost $16,231,088 13. The balance, 59.255, belongs to different ports in the United States, the cost of which is not given, and, of course, is not included in that of New York.
As far as practicable, the names of different companies, toppage, cost, and where employed, of all vessels belonging to New York, are first given, then those of other ports, as follows:
NEW YORK-PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIT COMPANY.
The ships of this line are employed running between Panama, San Francisco,
Cost. California... 1,058 $200,082 Golden Age...
400,000 Oregop... 1,100 198,504 St. Louis...
1,620 271,000 Panama.. 1,087 211,356 Republic...
852 210,590 Golden Gate... 2,067 431,844 Washington.
1,640 390,000 Columbia..... 777 169,043 Cortez.....
1,117 198,000 Fremont. 559 98,424 Orizaba.....
1,450 241,000 Taboga, (tug).... 189 39,638 Sierra Nevada
1,246 210,000 John L. Stephens.. 2,189 309,594 Uocle Sam..... 1,080 160,000 Sonora.....
1,616 302,000 Total..
ATLANTIO AND PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
California service, between New York, New Orleans, Havana, and Aspinwall. Northern Light... 1,767 $290,000 | Illinois
2,124 480,000 North Star.
1,868 285,400 | Moses Taylor..... 1,873 250,000 Ariel....
1,295 200,000 Champion 1,540
Between New York, Havana, and New Orleans. Star of the West.. 1,173 $250,000 | Grapada...... Empire City :
1,752 225,000 Philadelphia..
898 180,000 Total.......
Screw Propellers, New York, Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Savannah,
462 60,000 Potomac..
60,000 | R. R. Cuyler..... 1,500 200,0,10 Locust Point.... 462 60,000 | Monticello.....
750 80,000 Mount Vernon.
750 80,000 | George's Creek.... 460 50,000 Chesapeake..
460 60,000 Patapeco...
New Orleans, Texas, Florida, and Vera Cruz. Arizɔna (iron). 750 - $100,000 | Oriziba...
508 50,000 Gen. Rusk (iron). . 417 417,000 Charles Morgan. 1,208 150,000 Atlantic. ...
623 75,000 Galveston. 945 120,000 | Tennessee
1,449 140,000 Texas.... 1,223 140,000 Suwanne
60,000 Magnolia . 843 120,000 | Austin (iron)....
900 100,000 Matagorda (iron).. 616 Mexico.... 1,058
Total........ 11,635 $1,812,000 Two-thirds of these ships are owned in New York, the balance in New Orleans.
NORTH ATLANTIC STEAMSUIP COMPANY,
New York and Aspinwall--soon to be withdrawn. Atlantic. .......
2,849 $764,000 | Adriatic...... Baltic...