[from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 1, 1933]

HARBOURS.

The Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry for the Isle of Man, 1792. [1175, F64]
This great work, now very rare, contains numerous details relative to the harbours. There are full-page engraved plans of the harbours of Laxey, Cornah, Douglas, Peele, Ramsey, Port Earn. They were surveyed by R. Wilson in 1791.

Several Bye-Laws, Orders and Regulations, for the well Governing, Preserving, and better Regulating the several Harbours and Sea-Ports of the Isle of Man: enacted the 17th day of October, 1771, at a General Meeting of the Commissioners appointed for putting in execution an Act, etc. Douglas. 17th Oct., 1771. Broadside. 485x365. [5900, B 92]
Unique copy from T. N. Moore, Billown.

HILLARY (Sir William). The National Importance of a Great Central Harbour for the Irish Sea, accessible at all times to the largest vessels, proposed to be constructed at Douglas. Third edn. Douglas: Walls & Fargher. 1836. pp. 20. 210x130. [4479, B 92]
The first edition in 1826, of which no copy is in the Library.

__The National Importance of a Great Central Harbour. of Refuge for the Irish Sea proposed to be constructed at Douglas Bay. Fourth edn. Douglas: Robert Fargher. 1842. pp. 24. 220x140. [4010, B92]

Great Central Harbour of Refuge for the Irish Sea in Douglas Bay by means of Boating Breakwaters. Proceedings of a Public lt;lecting in Douglas, ,Jan. 18, 1842. 1 Sir Wm. Hillary, chairman. Douglas : Robot Fargher. 1842. pp. 20. 220x140. [4077, B 92]

Memorial of the Commissiomers of Harbours of the Isle of Man to the Lords Commissioners of H..M. Treasury Douglas : P Curphey. 1846. pp. 8. 220x135. [3308, B 92]
Recommends plan for enlargement of Douglas harbour projecting 200 Yards from the Battery or ' Little Head' at an estimated cost of £20,000.

Memorial of the Commissioners of Harbours of the Isle of Man to the Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury. Douglas : M. A. Quiggin. 1853. pp. 12. 220x135. [1491, B 92]

Memorial for the Improvement of Douglas Bay and Harbour. Douglas : P. Curphey. 1854. p. 1. 330x208. [B 92]

Isle of Man Harbours : Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission on Harbours of Refuge. Vol. ii. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1859. pp. 174-198. 320x195. [2541, B 92]

Evidence of Richard Quirk (Receiver-General), Captain Edward Quayle, Robert Gelling (assistant harbour-master), Captain Henry Gill, E. Moore (agent to the I.M.S.P. Co.), T. Garrett, Robert Marshall, Joseph Hogg (boatman), Wm., Callister, H.K., R. J. Moore (High-Bailiff of Peel), Robt. Corrin (Peel), Captain John Gill (Peel), \Vm. Milner (Port Erin), John Waterson (Port Erin), John Sansbury, A. Sutherland, J. T. Clucas, Thos. Qualtrough (Port St. Mary), James Kermode, and John Hudson.

Tynwald Court Debate on Douglas Harbour Works. 1862. pp. 15. 220x170. [5066, 1i 92]

Taken from 'The Manx Sun,' March 1862. Destruction of the Abernethy Breakwater at Douglas in 1865, with woodcut. In Ill. Lon. News 11th Feb., 1865. [3030, L 6]

An Act intituled The Douglas Landing Pier Act, 1868. Douglas : Harriet Curphey. 1868. 169-184. 245x150. [113, 1) 2001

Account of the Opening of the Queen's Pier, Ramsey, and Laying of the Inaugural Block of the Battery Pier, Douglas. B: & S. 1872. [4424, 11 92] .

An extraordinary edition of the ' UM. Times,' dated 2nd July, 1872.

N t. v t L L (Percy, A.M.I.C.E.). Douglas Harbour 17 lithographed plans showing miscellaneous schemes put forward from time to time for the improvement of Douglas Harbour, with block plans and rough estimates. Douglas B. & S. 11th January, 1904. pp. 17. 450x520. [469, B 92]

See also Townley's journal, 1791; A. W. M. Hist. pp. 444-6, 624-632, 718-722; and Eng. Parly. Papers class F. 70/1.

Official Reports.

(Arranged in order of date of publication.)

WALKER (James, LL.D., Civil Engineer, Lottdon). Report on Isle of Man Harbours. Westminster: Vacher & Sons. 1856. pp. 42. 220x130. [5553, 1,192l
Coloured plans, viz" Coasts round the Manx sea ; Douglas ; Ramsey ; Castletown ; Derbyhaven ; Port St. Mary ; Peel ; Port Erin.

The report is directed to the Isle of Man Harbour Commissioners. All the harbours are dealt with. The total vote recommended is £52,830.

Another copy, 220x150. [4612]

A Bill for Amending the Isle of Man Harbours Act, 1863. London. 30th June, 1864. pp. 2. 330x210. [6121, D 152.]

COODE (John). Report to the Governor on the proposed Breakwater in Douglas Bay. 1867. pp. 6. 410x250. [93, B92]

Coloured plan of Douglas Ray and plan of sections of the proposed breakwater.

DIXON (John). Report and Plan of proposed Iron Pier and deep-water Landing Stage at Ramsey. 1869. pp. 5. 2 plates. 330x200. [4933, B 92]

Information respecting employment of Timber in Sea Works obtained from the Dutch Government, June 1870. B. & S. 1870. pp. 1. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

Douglas Harbour Works: Government Minute, Jan. 1873. B. & S. 1873. pp. 4. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

Douglas Harbour Works: Report by Sir John Coode to Governor Loch, dated 20th Jan., 1873. pp. 4. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

Port Erin : Report of Committee of Tynwald Court on Port Erin Works, 1875. Broadside. 405x260. [B 92]

Report of the Isle of Man Harbour Commissioners to the Governor on the state of the several Harbours and Harbour Works for half year to 30th June, 1876. B. & S. 1876. pp. 12. 235x150. [6122, D 152]
This appears to be the first printed report of the Board.

Victoria Pier and Douglas Harbour Works: Deport by Sir John Coode, dated Aug. 1876. R. & S. 1876. pp. 5, 330x210. [6122, D 152]

Annual Report of the Harbour Commissioners upon the State of the Harbours and Harbour Works to 30th June, 1877. 1.1. & S. 1877. pp. 14. 218x140. [6122, D 152]

Report of the Harbour Commissioners upon the State of the Harbours and Harbour Works for year 30th June, 1878. B. & S. pp. 11. 245x210. [6122, 1) 1521

Memorandum of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to Tynwald, 17th December, 1878. P. l. 330x205. [1192]

Deport of the Isle of Man Harbour Commissioners to theGovernor [Loch] upon the state of the several Harbours and Harbour Works for the year 30th June, 1878. R. & S. pp. 11. 240x150. [ E 92]

Report of the Harbour Commissioners upon the state of the Harbours and Harbour Works for year 30th June, 1879. B. & S. p. 8. 245x210. [6122, 1) 152-1

Report of Tynwald Court Committee on Harbour Works. B. & S. 1880. pp. ix,72. 245x150. [4327, 1,192,
Deals with Port St. Mary, Castletown, Peel, Ramsey. Port Erin and Douglas, and contains minutes of evidence laid before the Committee.

Memorandum by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the Report of the Committee on Harbours. 1880. pp. 2. 330x210. [6122, 1) 1521

[All 6123, D152]

Report of Harbour Commissioners on the maintenance and condition of the several Harbours for year 30th June. 1881. R. & S. pp. 8. 245x150.

Peel Harbour: Report of Committee of Tynwald on the alteration of the plans of Peel Harbour, dated 31st Oct., 1882. 13. & S. pp. 11. 250x150.

Memorandum on the Extension of Harbour Works, dated 9th May, 1884, B. & S. pp. 6. 330x210.

[All 6123, D152]

Return of the Remuneration paid to Sir John Coode and to the resident Engineer from 1880 to 1885, dated 17th July, 1885. B. & S. pp. 3. 270x210.

Port St. Mary Harbour : Correspondence between the Lieut.-Governor [Walpole], Sir John Coode, and the Har- bour Commissioners with reference to the construction of Works at Port St. Mary. Submitted to Tynwald 17th July, 1885. R. & S. pp. 11. 330x210.

Report of the Harbour Commissioners on the maintenance and condition of the Harbours and the progress of the several Harbour Works for year 23rd June, 1885. Peter Curphey. pp. 6. 250x180.

Victoria Pier: Report of Committee of Tynwald on the Over-crowding of Victoria Pier, dated 8th April, 1886. Peter Curphey. pp. 2. 330x210.

Memorandum of the Lieut.-Governor [Walpole] respect- ing proposed Additional Harbour Works, dated 11th July, 1888. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210.

Victoria Pier, Douglas: Report of Committee of Tynwald on the proposed improvement of the accommodation, dated 30th Nov., 1889. pp. 5. 330x210.

Harbours: Report of Committee of Tynwald on improve- ments at the various Harbours, dated 30th Nov., 1889. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210.

Castletown Harbour: Report of Committee of Tynwald on the Low-water Landing-place, dated 26th March, 1889. PP. 2. 330x210.

[All 6124, D152]

Harbours Extension: Minutes of Evidence taken by a Select Committee of Tynwald. B. & S. 1892. pp. 52. 330x210.
Among the proposals considered were (i) a Bridge across the Douglas harbour ; (ii) Harbour improvements at Ramsey and Laxey ; (iii) Douglas harbour works. There were five sittings, the last on 9th December, 1892.

Harbour Extension: Inquiry by Committee of Tynwald, and minutes of further evidence taken 27th April, 1893. B. & S. pp. 23. 330x210.
Chiefly on the subject of the Bridge across Douglas harbour.

Laxey : Report of a Committee of Tynwald to consider Harbour Improvements at Laxey, 5th July, 1893. B. & S. pp. 2. 330x210.

Estimated Receipts and Expenditure in connection with the Harbours for year 31st March, 1894. pp. 4. 330x210.

Castletown Harbour: Inquiry by Tynwald Committee, and minutes of evidence, dated 20th December, 1894. B. & S. pp. 11. 330x210.

Peel Breakwater: Reports by James Walker, C.E. April, 1895. B. & S. pp. 5. 330x210.

Port Erin Breakwater: Report by James Walker, C.E. 26th April, 1895. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210.

Harbours : Estimate, Receipts and Expenditure for year 31st March, 1896. pp. 4. [6125, D 152]

Report of Harbour Commissioners for year 30th June, 1896. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Report of Committee of Tynwald to consider the provision of additional Landing Accommodation at Queen's Pier, Ramsey, dated 26th Oct., 1896. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Reports of the Harbour Commissioners to the Governor on the Maintenance and Condition of the Harbours and the Progress of the several Harbour Works for 1896, and onwards. [B 92]

Battery Pier and Inner Harbour : Report of Committee of Tynwald to consider questions of urgency respecting the Battery and the Inner Harbour of Douglas, with minutes of evidence. Undated. B. & S. [1897.] pp. 30. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Battery Pier and Inner Harbour,. Douglas: Report of the Committee of the Tynwald Court appointed to consider questions of urgency respecting the Battery and the Inner Harbour of Douglas, together with minutes of evidence. B. & S. 1897. pp. vii,30. 325x205. [284, B 92]

Harbours: Estimate, Receipts and Expenditure for year 31st March, 1897. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Harbour Commissioners' Report for year 31st March, 1897, dated 30th June, 1897. pp. 4. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Harbour Commissioners' Report for year 31st March, 1898. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210. [6125, D 152]

Report of Committee of Tynwald on the scheme for strengthening the Battery Pier, Douglas, 24th June, 1899. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210. [6126, D 152]

Report of Committee of Tynwald on the Conveyance of Passengers to the Steamer's Berth at Queen's Pier, Ramsey, 12th Sept., 1901. B. & S. pp. 2. 330x210.[6126, D 152]

Laxey Harbour: Rep. of Harbour Commissioners to Tynwald, 12th Oct., 1901. pp. 3. 330x210. [6126, D 152] Peel Shore Wall: Rep. of Com. of Tynwald as to the condition of the Shore Wall, with minutes of evidence. Undated. B. & S. [ ? 1901.] pp, iÓ,34. 330x210. [6126, D 152]

Peel Harbour: Rep. of Com. of Tynwald as to the accumu- lation of Silt near the Breakwater, the rebuilding of the Promenade Wall, etc., with minutes of evidence, dated March 1902. B. & S. pp. 29. 330x210. [6127, D 152]

Rep. of Com. of Tynwald on what works are necessary to secure the stability of the Battery Pier, dated May, 1902. B. & S. pp. 2. 330x210. [6127, D 152]

Douglas Harbour: Rep. of Harbour Commissioners on the management of the Traffic on Victoria Pier, etc., dated 18th Feb., 1904. B. & S. pp. 6. 330x210, [6128, D 152]

Douglas Harbour: Rep. of Commiteee of Tynwald to inquire as to providing additional facilities for Landing on Victoria Pier, etc., with minutes of evidence. Undated. B. & S. [1904.] pp. xii,74. 330x210. [6128, D 152]

Harbours Bye-laws : Rep. of Committee of Tynwald, 29th May, 1905. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210. [6128, D 152]

Victoria Pier: Rep. of Committee of Tynwald as to the construction of a Verandah at the Pier Buildings, 25th May, 1906. pp. 4. 330x210. [6129, D 152]

Dredging at Peel : Rep. by W. H. Blaker, C.E., 11th Oct., 1906. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210. [6129, D 152]

Red Pier, proposed extension of. Report by W. H. Blaker, C.E. April, 1908. B. & S. Coloured plans. [6130, D 152]

Proposed Pier at Port Erin. The Engineer's (W. H. Blaker) Report. 1908. B. & S. pp. 3 with lithographed plan of Port Erin works. 330x205. [B 92]

Port Erin : Rep. of Com. of Tynwald on the necessity for additional Harbour Accommodation at Douglas and Port Erin, Oct. 1908. R. & S. pp. 10. 330x210.[6130, D 152]

Douglas Harbour: Rep. of Coin. of Tynwald with minutes of evidence. Undated. [Oct. 1908.] B. & S. pp. vii,84. 330x210. [6130, D 152]

Queen's Pier, Ramsey : Income and Expenditure for year to 31st March, 1910, and Estimates for 1911. April 1910. B. & S. pp. 3. 330x210. [6130, D 152]

Peel Harbour : Letter from Harbour Commissioners to Lieut.-Governor as to the Silting at Peel Harbour, January 1914. B. & S. pp. 11. 330x210. [6131, D 152]

Peel: Minute by the Lieut.-Governor relating to Peel Promenade and Shore Wall Works. 6th Feb,, 1914. L. G. Meyer. pp. 4. 330x210. [6131, D 152]

Rep. of Committee of Tynwald on Import Duty on Petrol and Ad Valorem Duty on Foreign 'Motor Cars. 12th Feb.. 1924. B. & S. pp. 4. 245x190. [B 3041

Rep. of the Commission appointed to enquire into the Taxation of Motor Vehicles of all kinds. Ist March, 1928. B. & S. pp. 52. 245x190. [B 304]

Report of the Committee of Tynwald appointed to consider certain allegations made in Tynwald in relation to the deal- ings between the Harbour Commissioners and Messrs. Qualtrough and the position of the Receiver-General. B. & S. 1928. pp. 58. 247x182. [B 92]

Reports and Accounts of the Harbour Commissioners, 1902, to date. In Legis. Debates, vol. xix onwards; also pub. separately. [B 92]

BLAKER (W. H.). Report on the Battery Pier, Douglas, by W. H. Blaker, Engineer. In Legis. Debates, vol. xxxiv. 1917. pp. 300. [B 92]

Report of Harbour Commissioners on matters referred to them for consideration by resolutions of Tynwald under the heading 'Public Works.' In Legis. Debates, vol. xxxix. B. & S. 1921. pp. 4.

HUNTER (T. H.). Proposed improvements to Douglas Harbour: Reports by Mr. T. B. Hunter, superintending Civil Engineer, Admiralty. In Legis. Debates, vol. xl ; also pub. separately. B. & S. 1922. pp. 14. [B 92]

Report of the Harbour Commissioners on the Victoria Pier Shelter. In Legis. Debates, vol. xl. B. & S. 1923. pp. 4.

Douglas Outer Works : Report of the Engineer to the Harbour Commissioners. In Leggis. Debates, vol. x11. B. & S. 1923. pp. 4.

Douglas Outer Works : Report of the Harbour Commis- sioners on the proposed new outer Works at Douglas Harbour. In Legis. Debates, vol. xli. B. & S. 1923. pp. 4. [B 92]

Victoria Pier : Erection of a Shelter on the south side of Victoria Pier Douglas : Report of the Engineer to the Harbour Commissioners. In Legis. Debates, vol. xli. B & S. 1924. pp. 7. [B 92]

Coast Erosion: Report of Tynwald Court Committee on Coast Erosion, together with report of Mr. W. H. Blaker and statement by Mr. H. Cowin. In Legis Debates, vol. x1i. B. & S. 1924. pp. 8. [B 92]

Douglas Harbour: Report of the Committee of Tynwald appointed to recommend Schemes for the improvement of Douglas Harbour . . . together with minutes of evidence taken by the Committee and the Reports of Sir Alex. Gibb, G.B.E., C.B., Mr. T. B. Hunter of the Admiralty, and Mr. W. H. Blaker, A.M.I.C.E., on the proposed outer works (with four coloured lithographed plans). B. & S. 1925. pp. 74. [4928, B 92]

Proposed Harbour Improvements at Douglas : Report of the Committee of Tynwald on the schemes for the improve- ment of Douglas Harbour and its amenities; also the Reports of the Engineers. In Legis. Debates, vol. xliii. B. & S. 1926. pp. 24. [B 92]

Report on the Proposed New Works at Douglas Harbour, by Rear-Admiral H. P. Douglas and Mr. L. H. Savile. B. & S. 1927. pp. 7. 245x183. [5608, B 92]

The Red Pier Extension, Douglas Harbour. An historical retrospect. (To Tynwald.) In Legis. Debates, xlvi. 1929. pp. 4. [5945, B 92]

Report of Harbour Commissioners for year to 30th June, 1930. In Legis. Debates, xlvii. [6194, D 152]

See also The Harbours [ 1577-1866] by Sir James Gell. In Manx Soc. xii, 216-23. [F64]


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