OPENING OF BANGOR GARTH PIER.
The pier which has been erected at Bangor, from the designs of Mr. Webster, C.E., was on Saturday opened for passenger traffic, the honour of performing the inauguration devolving upon the steamer St. Tudno, which at Beaumaris was boarded by the Mayor (Mr. J. Ewan Roberts), who wore his chain of office, and other officials. At the pierhead there was a liberal display of bunting, and despite the rainy weather the place was crowded with spectators. Captain Lewis skilfully brought the St. Tudno alongside, amiable arrangements being made by Mr. W. Owen, the pier master, and the disembarking of passengers being carried out promptly and without the slightest hitch. The lads of the Clio Industrial Training Ship, which is moored almost opposite the pier, manned their yards and gave a rousing cheer when the St. Tudno came alongside. The mayor was the first to disembark, the band, under the leadership of Dr. Roland Rogers, playing “Rule Britannia,” and the “National Anthem.” The mayor then formally proclaimed the pier open for traffic, expressing the hope that it might conduce to the advantage of Bangor as a watering-place, and increase its trade. He congratulated Captain Lewis upon having demonstrated in such a seamline manner as he had done that afternoon in a low tide, that the Bangor pier was easy of approach to large passenger steamers. (Cheers) At night there was a fete and a performance was given by the orchestra. It may be noted that owing to stress of weather the St Tudno was unable to land her passengers at Llandudno, and that they had consequently to proceed to Bangor and the Menai Bridge. The St. Elvies (Captain Davies) came alongside later on, and landed a large contingent of passengers, everything passing off satisfactorily.