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Madrid, August 23, 1853. From the 19th of November next a new lighthouse, established on the south-eastern tower of the Castle of Santa Ana, will be lighted every night from sunset to sunrise. Its distance from the line of level of the sea waters is of 52 feet, Burgo's measure; and the rocks on which the Hermitage of Santa Ana is situated extend themselves in the south-eastern direction to the distance of 318 feet.
This lighthouse lies in 43° 24' 10" N. latitude, and 2° 56' 10- E. longitude, from the Observatory of St. Fernando.
Its apparatus is of the fifth catadioptrical order, with a fixed light, varied with red flashes every three minutes, and illuminates an arc of the horizon of 270 degrees. This light's elevation above the level of the sea is of 143 feet, and produces a tangent of 13 miles ; but it will be visible from a greater or minor distance, according to the state of the atmosphere, and the elevation of the observer.
The above is hereby published by command of the Queen for the guidance of mariners.
JORGE LASSO DE LA VEGA.
ISLA PLANA OR TABARCA.
Madrid, September 16, 1853. From January 1, 1854, a new lighthouse, established on the Isla Plana, or Tabarca, and at a distance of 2,010 feet, Burgos' measure, from the eastern point of the island, and of 560 feet from the sea shore, in the northward direction, will be lighted every night, from sunset to sunrise.
This lighthouse lies in 38° 10' 13" north latitude, and 5° 45' 38" east longitude, from the observatory of St. Fernando.
Its apparatus is of the third catadioptrical order, with a permanent natural light, varied with flashes every two minutes. The elevation of the light above the level of the sea is of 98.9 feet, and produces a tangent of 10.9 miles; but it may be visible from a greater or minor distance, according to the state of the atmosphere and the elevation of the observer.
The above notice is published hereby, in fulfilment of a royal order, for the guidance of mariners.
JORGE LASSO DE LA VEGA.
NEW LIGHT ON PLANA OR TABARCA ISLAND,
Alicante, June 1, 1854. Sir,-We beg leave to advise, that on and after the present date, a light lately erected on Plana, or Tabarca Island, 12 miles south of this port, will be exhibited from sunset to sunrise.
This lighthouse is situated in latitude 38° 10' 13" N., and longitude 50 45' 38" E., is bright, fixed, flashing every two minutes, and erected at 98 feet above the level of the sea, at the N. E. extremity of the said island, which we beg to mention for the information of mariners.
CAREY & Co. Captain G. A. Halsted, R.N., Secretary, Lloyd's.
Bilbao, November 14, 1853. My Lord, I have the honour to inform your lordship that the lighthouse on Cape Machichaco, about leagues to the east this port, will cease to exhibit a light from this day until the repairs of which it stands in need are finished. Earl of Clarendon, &c., &c., &c.
Hydrographic Ofice, December 31, 1853. The Spanish government has given notice that on February 20 next, a fixed light will be displayed from Cape Corrobedo, in Galicia, on the north west coast of Spain.
It will stand in 42° 34' 38" N. and 9° 4' 32" west of Greenwich ; and being 102 feet above the level of the sea, will be visible from the deck of a moderate sized vessel, at the distance of 15 miles.
Madrid, January 11, 1854. From March 1, 1854, the lighthouse established on the “north side of Cape Prior," will be lighted every night, from sunset to sunrise.
This lighthouse lies in 43° 33' 40" N. latitude, and 2° 6' 52" W. longitude from the observatory of San Fernando
Its apparatus is of the third catadioptrical order, with a permanent light, grand model. The elevation of the luminous focus above the level of the sea is of 136.5 metres (489.87 feet), and produces a tangent of 24 miles, although it will only be visible at a distance of about 15 miles, according to the state of the atmosphere and the elevation of the observer.
The above notice is hereby published, by order of the queen.
Madrid, March 8, 1854. In order to render easier the entrance at night into the port of Sanlucar de Barrameda, the three undermentioned harbour lights, marked in the plan of the aforesaid port published by the Hydrographical office, in the year 1853, have been established since January 21, of this year.
1. White light, situated on Malandar Point, inside the harbour and on its northern coast; its elevation above the level of the sea is of 39; feet, Burgo's measure, and is visible at a distance of 6 miles.
2. White light, established on the high and most northern building of Bonanza, in the interior part of the barbour, and on its eastern coast ; its elevation above the level of the sea is of 571 feet, Burgo's measure, and it is visible at the distance of 7 miles.
3. Red light, established also on a high spot to the south of Espiritu Santo Castle, the point whereof forms the limit of the harbour on the south coast.
In order to enter the port, the minor depth whereof at low tide is 13 feet, Burgo's measure, equivalent to 3-6 mètres, and the difference of levels 10-9 feet or 3 mètres, it is absolutely necessary to do so in a fresh gale, with which after passing to the west of Salmedina Shoal, the position whereof is marked down in the charts and plans, the vessel shall steer N.E. | E. from the compass (to which all the courses hereafter mentioned also refer) to a distance of 27 miles, when the vessel will be on an anchorage ground of 35 feet, and the two aforesaid Malandar and Bonanza white lights will be seen in the same straight line, and then steering exactly in the direction of that line to the E., and following it for 1} miles she will discover on the S.E. | E. the red light in a transversal line. On coming up with this light by the S.S.W. to the point at which the channel is narrowest (its width is not 2 cables' length), the red light will no longer be visible, and at this moment the vessel shall steer E.S.E. 6th E. until the Malandar light remains to the N.W. 6th N., and the Bonanza to the E.N.E., when she will be on a sandy ground of 38 to 53 feet in depth, and then she will steer N E. 6th E until the last-mentioned light remains to the S.E. | E., when she will be on the anchorage ground, and shall cast anchor on a sandy ground, between 24 and 42 feet deep.
It being difficult and dangerous, on account of the numerous shoals which exist both inside and outside the harbour, to put into it without a pilot when the wind blows from the first or second quarter of the compass, and compels the vessel to beat up, she ought in this case to stand out to sea and await
the daylight, or else she may cast anchor on the N.N.E. of Chipiona, should fair weather allow her to do so without danger.
The above information is hereby published in fulfilment of a royal order for the guidance of mariners.
JORGE LASSO DE LA VEGA.
By 0. C., August 18, 1852, the trade and shipping of Spain shall have the benefit of the provisions of Act 15 and 16 Vict., p. 47.
'[From a Parliamentary Document.]
£ 8. d. Beer, in bottles, 25 lb.
0 3 11 in casks, 25 lb.
0 3 11 Coal, 101 lb.
0 0 5,5 Coffee, 101 lb.
1 6 91 Copper, raw, in bars, lb.
00) 1 in sheets, lb.
0 0 63 Cotton manufactures of all kinds, including lace, lb.
0 118 Cotton yarn, lb..
0 2 1 Cutlery, knives and forks, doz. pair
0 2 0 Fish, salted cod fish from European and American fisheries, 101 lb.
0 8 111 Glass, plain, 25 lb.
0 8 115 Glassware, 25 lb.
0 7 6 Iron, in pigs, 101 lb.
0 2 11 in bars, 101 lb.
0 10 83 Leather manufactures, harness
40 per cent. val. Linen manufactures of all kinds and qualities (except lace), 101 lb.
31 5 10 thread lace of all kinds, plain
0 1 7 figured.
Val. Machinery, steam-engines
3 per cent, val. other
Specific. Silk manufactures of all kinds, including blonde, lace and ribbons, lb.
2 10 31 Sugar, refined, 25 lb.
0 8 53 Wool, raw, 101 lb.
1 15 10 Woollen manufactures of all kinds and qualities, 0-860 sq. yd..
0 3 4
QUANTITY OF WINE SHIPPED. The quantity of wine shipped at Cadiz in 1852 was 37,050 butts; in 1853, 53,357 butts.
COMMON MONEYS OF SPAIN.—Those marked * are actual Coins.
Reals of 1 Peseta,
Peseta Peseta. Dea Peseta Co
Peso Sencil. Peso Fuen
lo, or Cur- te, or Hard Pestreen. or $ Dollar. treen.
or & Dollar Dollar. rent Dollar Dollar.
Doblon Media Onza de de oro, or Onza, or
oro. Or ounce. ounce. Dubloon.
5 10 15 20 60 80 160 320
10 30 40 80 160
1 2 3 4 12 16 32 64
6 8 24 32 64 128
5 15 20 40 80
2 6 8 16 32
1 3 4 8 16
MONEYS. The accounts are very various and are stated in exchange and account as follows — 20 reals vellon
1 hard dollar.
34 marevedos or 16 quartos.
11 reals 1 marevedo It is therefore that 1 quarto of
4 marevedos vellon. 17 reals
32 reals 85
64 hard or pillard dollars. 10%
1 15rls. 2 mrvedos vil':
i dollar of plats
. At Malaga 1 dollar
15 reals vellon. At Valentia 1 plats
20 sculdors of 12 deners each. 20 reals vellon
CONSULS, &c. The ports of Scotland, and all those of England (except of such as are hereinafter alluded to), are within the consulate generaì district of the Chevalier F. I. Vanzeller, Consul-General at London. The port of Liverpool under the consular jurisdiction of the Consul at that place." Gloucester, and the ports of the Bristol Ch:nnel as far as Milford on the one side and St Ives on the other, under the consulate-general district of the Chevalier A. B. De Mascarenhas, Consul-General at Bristol. The ports of Ireland are under the consular jurisdiction of the Consul at Cork.
PORTUGUESE CONSULATE IN BRISTOL CHANNEL.
Neath, &c.-W. L. Powell, Esq.
Newport—R. P. Jones, Esq.