at the same time as the beacon on the ramparts namely, from half an hour after sunset until sunrise.

Should storms, or drift ice, or other impediments render it impossible to hang out the lantern on the rod, a reverse lantern will in that case be hung on a pole in the immediate neighbourhood of the beacon and a little above it. Further details will be given with regard to the lighting of this beacon.



The Ministry of Marine, November 9, 1853. The lightships in the channels of Drogden and Læsso are ordered to remain at their respective stations as long as the ice will permit them to do so.

The lightships at Anholts and on the Kobber-shoal (Kobber-grund) will, how. ever, be removed at the usual time on the 21st of December.

As to the time when the lightship on the Læssee Trindelen shall leave its station a further notification will be made.

Mariners are hereby further reminded that when a white flag with a blue horizontal stripe is hoisted at the lighthouse in the Scaw, there is ice in the Cattegat, and the lightship in the channel of Læssæ has been consequently removed.

For the better safety and further information of ships entering the Cattegat it has been arranged that another such flag will be hoisted at the lighthouse on the Island of Haustholm as soon as it is known there that there is ice in the Cattegat.



The Ministry of Marine, Nov. 18, 1853. In connection with the notification of the Ministry of the 9th of this month, it is hereby made known that the light-ship on the Læssæ Trindle, formerly removed on the 21st December, will this year remain on her station until the 31st of December, this day included, if the ice permits.



Marine Ministry, Copenhagen, Nov. 9, 1853. The light-ships in the Drogd and Læssce Channel are ordered to remain upon their respective stations as long as the ice permits. The light-ships at Anholts Knob and at the Kobbergrund will, on the contrary, be laid up at the usual time—the 21st December.

Further particulars will be given from hence respecting the time when the light-ships at Læsso Trindle will be removed from their station. Seamen are moreover reminded, that a white flag, with a blue perpendicular stripe, will fly from the lighthouse at the Skaw, when there is ice in the Cattegat; and that, in consequence thereof, the lightship in Læssce Channel has left her station.

For further security and information of vessels bound inwards, measures have been adopted that a similar flag shall also fly from Hanstholm lighthouse, when it is known there that there is ice in the Cattegat.



Hydrographic Office, Nov. 25, 1853. Her Majesty's Government has been officially informed, that a beacon has recently been placed on the extremity of the covered part of the reef off Friederichsort, in Kiel Fiord. It consists of an iron rod, fixed in the ground, and carrying, by days, three balls placed in the form of an equilateral triangle, on the following marks:--the old beacon on the point bearing W. 1 N.(mag.), and the small light shown on the rampart W.N.W. At night, when the weather will permit, a lantern is suspended from the above new beacon 16 feet above the sea ; and when prevented by storms, drift ice, or other causes, a lantern will be hung on a pole in the immediate neighbourhood of the beacon, but a little above it.


Marine Board, Dec. 3, 1853. In order the better to distinguish from seaward the east from the west lightbeacon at List, in the island of Sylt, west coast of Slezwig, the former is about to be elevated from 97 to 110 feet above the level of the sea. The projected elevation, when completed, will in due time be made public.


Ministry of Marine, Dec. 27, 1853. The heightening of the eastern lighthouse at List has, according to information now received, been completed.


REMOVAL. By despatches (Feb. 1854) from Her Majesty's Consul at Elsinore, it is stated that the light-ships in the Drogden and Læssce Channels have been removed from their positions in consequence of the ice.


Marine Board, Feb. 11, 1854. For the guidance of vessels passing through the Little Belt, a mark in form of a tower, 20 feet high from the ground and 40 feet above the level of the water, has been placed on the west

coast of Fyen, half-a-mile (24 miles English) north of Assens, in 55° 18' 25" N. latitude, and 9° 53' 48" E. longitude of Greenwich, Kjerte church in a line with Sandager church. It will be kept white, and is furnished with a red “ balloon" on the top.



Marine Board, Feb. 27, 1854. The light-ships for the Drogden (Dragöe) Anholt Reef and the Læssce Channel, have this day left for their respective stations. As soon as they are moored they will show their lights. Further notice will be given when that has taken place.


Marine Board, Admiralty Office, March 1, 1854. The light-ship in the Dogden (Dragöe) took up her station and showed her light on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 28, 1854.

Admiralty Department, Marine Board, March 6, 1854. The light-ship in the Læssc Channel was moored at her station and showed her light on the evening of the 1st March. The light-ships on the Copper ground and the Anholt or Knobben Reef, on the 2nd March. The Læssce Trindel, the 4th March.

Ministry of Naval Affairs, March 14, 1854. All the floating lights are now laid out and lighted. Moreover, it is made publicly known hereby, that the light-vessels at Læssæ Trindelen, at Kob. bergrunden, and at the Anholt Knob, are in the future to be laid up on De.

cember 31, supposing the ice permits them to remain on their station till then, and they will not then be laid out again before the 1st of March. That the light-vessel in Drogden and the Læsse Strait, are ordered to keep their stations as long as the ice permits them to do so. If the floating ice should force them to leave their stations, they will not be laid out again before the 1st of March. When the light-vessel in the Læssc Strait is not on her station on account of ice in the Kattegat, a white flag with a blue perpendicular stripe will still, according to the notification of the 9th November, be hoisted on the lighthouses of Hanstholm and Skagen ; if from other reasons it shall be obliged to leave the station, a red balloon will appear on the lighthouses of Skagen and Hirtsholm.


HUSUM. Light and Buoy Inspection for the Monarchy's West Coast, March 25, 1854. The buoying of a new and deeper entrance to the Hever Channel and Husum, as announced in the preliminary notice of the 13th inst. is now effected, and notice thereof is hereby given, together with the marks and directions following, respecting the navigating of said Channel, its depth, &c.

At the entrance of the new channel lies a red 9 feet buoy in 51 fathom water, at low water, from which the following places bear :

Heligoland W. by S.
Seasands beacon N.N.E.
Pellworm tower E.N.E. } N.
Ording church S.E. by E. E.

On the side of the entrance buoy may be read "Neues Fahrwasser,” in large white letters, and on the bottom “Hever."

Besides the said entrance buoy this channel is marked out with 20 black buoys, marked on the side with the successive numbers No. 1 to 20, both included, and 11 white buoys marked on the side with the letters A to L, successively, both included ; furthermore, a black and white chequered buoy, and a pole beacon on the high sand south of Southfoll (Sydfoll).

On the bar north of and close to the buoys No. 1 to No. 2, there is 4 fathoms water at low water.

From the entrance buoy the steering is east past the black buoys No. 1 to No. 2, the bar is then cleared, and 6 fathoms water is found. The channel does not continue to deepen more than 10 to 12 fathoms.

The black buoys are to be kept on the starboard, and the white on the larboard side.

In the neighbourhood of Halliger Sydfoll, between the white buoy H and No. 13, is the shallowest part with 13 feet at low water.

Opposite the black buoy No. 10, lies the black and white chequered buoy, which is to be be kept on the larboard side in sailing up to Husum, but is to be kept on the starboard side by the ships proceeding

through the Pellworm Channel, to seek anchorage under Sudervog, Hallig or Pellworm.

In making this channel it must be observed that the aforesaid entrance buoy which lies 19. quarter miles (193 English miles) from Helgoland, is made by keeping Helgoland in W. by S. į S. in standing in.

If the coast is made to the north or south of the above line, the entrance buoy is to be found by steering in a southerly or northerly direction in 5 to 6 fathoms water; coming from the north, the Seasands beacon, and from the south the St. Peter Downs will serye as guidance.

In the former buoyed off Hever Channel, the bar of which has a depth of 11 feet at low water, a black buoy with a balloon, will be retained inside the bar, at the same spot where the black buoy No. 2 formerly laid ; farther the former black buoys No. 5 and 6, the white buoy A, and a floating beacon on the end of the Middlepladen.

At the black buoy No. 10, the cross passage for the smaller vessels, desirous of using the old channel inside the Quageground.




Publication from the Ministry of the Finances, December 14, 1853, approred

of by His Majesty's resolution of September 2, 1853. In consideration of, that the limit of the number of words for which the lowest telegraph fee is fixed, on the contiguous foreign lines of telegraph will be extended from the beginning of the year 1854, and that it will greatly facilitate the mutual transmission of despatches, and be to the interest of the correspondents, that in regulations this kind there exist the most possible conformity with those of the foreign lines, it is by His Majesty's resolution of the 12th instant, most graciously approved, that in the preliminary regulation for the use of the telegraphic line communicating between Elsinore and Hamburg, approved of by His Majesty's resolution of September 2, 1853, the paragraphs 31 and 32 may be thus altered,—that henceforth the lowest rate of payment shall be fixed for a number of 25 words inclusive, and that the direction and signature, together with the indications placed before proper names, as "von,” “de,” &c., both within this limit, and with regard to any number of words, shall be included in the summing up of them.

Marine Ministry, Copenhagen, May 14, 1853. It is hereby made known that submarine telegraphic wires have been laid down both in the Great and Little Belts, bearing the following marks, to wit:

In the Great Belt: two marks erected on Knud's Highland for the line from thence to Sprogo Vesterrev (West Reef) bearing W. 1 S., and E. N. from each other; and two marks on the Sealand side, bearing W. I N., and E. 1 S. apart, for the line over the east end. South of Sprogo, beacons are erected to show the direction of the wires at that spot.

In the Little Belt: two marks are erected east of Strib, bearing N. by W. 1 W.; and S. by E. 1 E. of each other.

All these marks consist of wooden balks painted white, and easily discernible, which, when brought into one, show the line of the wire.

As any anchoring over this wire might cause considerable inconvenience, alike to the public, by means of the telegraph being brought out of order, and to every ship or vessel anchoring on the line by which they run the risk of not getting their anchor home, or breaking their anchor-chains or cables, all navigators passing the Great or Little Belt are prohibited to anchor in the above-named marks ; and they are enjoined by their own vigilance to prevent this, or by implicit obedience to any warnings they may receive relative thereto, either from the inspector thereof, or from the watchship in the Great Belt, the light and beacon inspector, pilots, ferrymen, coastguard, or whatsoever other authorities may be vested with the necessary power and instructions..


Danish Consulate-General, London, Nov. 28, 1853. Sir,-I beg to inform you that I have received from the Danish government the “Regulations for the Use of the Telegraphic Line communicating between Elsinore and Hamburg, and the Intermediate Stations," which lie at my office for inspection. The principal point of interest is the third clause of section 20, which states that despatches may be made to or from captains passing the sound or belts, or their agents, with the custom-houses of Elsinore, Slipshaven, Corsoer, and Fredericia, respecting the business of their ships.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
(for Fletcher Wilson, Danish Consul-General)

J. PRIESTLEY, Secretary.

Ministry of Naval Affairs, Copenhagen, April 20, 1854. A submarine cable having been laid down as well in Great as Little Belt, notice is hereby given, that to point out the direction of the said cables, the following beacons painted white have been placed :

1. For the submarine cable in Great Belt.

(a) On Fune, about half a mile of Knudshoved, two beacons, in a W} S. and E. ; N. direction, indicating the line of the said cable from Knudshoved to Sprogo.

(b) On Sealand, northward of Korsör town, two similar beacons, in a W. * N. and E. S. direction to show how the cable lies between Sprogö and Korsör.

(c) South of Sprogo buoys have been laid down for the purpose of indicating the situation of the cable at that place.

2. For the submarine cable in Little Belt.

On Fune, a little eastward of Stribs Point, two beacons, which, kept in one in a N.N.W. ; N. and S.S.E. S. direction, indicate the bed of the cable between Fredericia and Fune.

Mariners are requested not to anchor with these marks or bearings on, lest, by so doing, they damage the electric cable, or lose their own anchors, and to follow the directions given by pilots or other functionaries on this account.








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