§ SIR J. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the number of sailing knots respectively in the routes of steamers as shown on the Admiralty charts, first 1506 between New York and Liverpool viâ Queenstown, and second between New York and Liverpool viâ Moville; also the corresponding distances between the Ports of Halifax and Liverpool and Greenock viâ Moville?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
(who replied) said: According to information given to me by my right hon. Friend the Secretary to the Admiralty, who has asked me to answer this question, the distances are as follows:—
The shortest route may not be practicable at certain times of the year when ice abounds on the banks of Newfoundland; and the distances would then he considerably increased.
Nautical Miles. New York to Liverpool viâ Queenstown—by usual route 3,070 Do, by shortest navigable route 3,016 New York to Liverpool viâ Moville—by usual route 3,100 Do, by shortest navigable route 2,990 Halifax to Liverpool viâ Moville—by shortest navigable route 2,450 Halifax to Greenock viâ Moville—by shortest navigable route 2,350