Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the Best Mode of Providing Sufficient Accommodation for the Increased Trade and Shipping of the Port of London; &C

Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the Best Mode of Providing Sufficient Accommodation for the Increased Trade and Shipping of the Port of London; &C

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...a Navigation is it round the Isle of Dogs, from Blackwatt to Limehouse? A very dangerous one.. Have you known any Damage to Vessels by Reason os the Badness of that Navigation? Several.. Would the Danger of that Navigation be avoided to such Vessels that go into the proposed Docks? Without Doubt.' Do you conceive that the Mode proposed for weighing Goods at the Ship's Side, and delivering them over immediately into close decked Lighters, the Owners of which to become responsible for them according to their Weight, would be a Means of perfect Security both to the Revenue and Merchant against Smuggling and Plunderage, supposing a perfect Machine to be constructed so as to weigh them accurately in their Paslage from the Ship into the Lighter? This Plan may do for weighable Goods, but not for Goods that pay the Duties by their Valuation, or where Goods are to be unpacked, to ascertain the Tares of the Packages..' Will not that Mode be a Security for all Goods that go by Weight, and not unpacked, against Plunderage and Smuggling? I think it will. Do you conceive that there is any Thing in the Atmosphere on the Isle of Dogs that will occasion Damage to Sugars, or other West India Produce? I think not--I know of none. Do you conceive that the Room allowed to Ships in these Docks is sufficient for their Safety in case of Fire, that Room being proved to be One Acre to Four Ships? I think that will be quite sufficient Room to prevent Danger from Fire. Do you conceive it would not be safe to bring the West India Trade into a Dock of left Dimensions than that proposed by Mr. Wyatt as the King's Dock? If none but West Indiamen were to come in, a less Dock would serve. Would you advise any other Description of Ships to be brought into Docks? Yes j all Ships in...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650352X
  • 9781236503527