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Invicta
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:37 am

Years ago I was travelling in Southern Brazil with an American colleague who was a bit of a Star gazer and was desperate to see the Southern Cross.
Our Brazilian host took us way out into the countryside, away from the ambient lights of the town but no way could we find the Southern Cross.
Anyway we went back to town had a few beers and dinner and as we were leaving the restaurant the Southern Cross was right above us bold and bright, as, well, a star :roll:
:D Ken
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A couple more, then back to work.

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Peter William Barlow envisioned a bridge across the Mersey from Liverpool to Birkenhead.

Luckily for Gerry and the Pacemakers his plans didn't come to fruition.

Building News November 2 1860

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Artist's impression.

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1911. HMS Antrim in the Mersey ready to fire on the city during The Great Strike.

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Waterloo Dock

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Mona's Isle. Undated.

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Landing Stage. Undated.

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Canada Dock Project

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Grove Street

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Regent Road Hemer Terrace

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Rimrose Road widening

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Woodyard Rimrose Road

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Rear of Spenser Street

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Seaforth

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Dan cracking pictures great one of a bridge across the Mersey never seen that before.

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Bootle c1842-1860

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Bootle c1842-1860 continued

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Part of a side project to prove Bootle is the centre of the cosmos.

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Seafront 1964.

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Floating crane.

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Used to love the sound of footsteps echoing in here. Love the nutter little girl breaking all the health and safety rules.

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Undated Stanley Road.

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Level Crossing at Seaforth Corn Mills

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Seaforth to Dingle bus

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Prince's Dock

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c1905 Landing Stage

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1909 Garston Dock

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1917 St George's Landing

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SS Majestic

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Gladstone Dock

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Mersey Ferry

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AIDAnova Cruise Ship

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Cabin

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Yacht Club Restaurant

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Beach Club Pool

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Brauhaus Brewery

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Itinerary

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Navigation Bridge

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Teppanyaki Asia Grill

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Spa

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But is it better than the Royal Iris?

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Same owners as P&O and Cunard, Carnival. Nice ship but full of Germans :lol:
P&O have a couple of similar size under construction both using LNG fuel.
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Dan, can't be better than the Royal Iris, can it . Thanks Dan
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Port of St Petersburg.

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The Big Port

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Moby Dick

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UK / Russia

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We never got to see Cairns, we berthed offshore at Yorkey’s Knobb for the Great Barrier Reef. :wink: Ken
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Wellington Dock

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Wellington Dock 1890

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Wellington dock 1908

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Wellington Dock 1954

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Wellington Dock 1968

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North Dock Plans

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Plates

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Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:53 am

Dan, More great images of older dock gates and docksides. Walshy.
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Cheers Walshy.

If only our builders were a tenth as good. Read the bits in the report about replacing the old oak and greenheart gates.

It wasn't just engineering. They knew, in detail, the materials they were using.

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Port of Bronka.

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Port of Ust Laga.

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Requirement to dredge a channel in the River Elbe.

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Land availability of Mersey Ports in 2010.

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Undated. Pier Head.

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Seaforth before L2

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Russian Port of Novorossiysk.

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Novorossiysk Sea Port.

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2018 Grain Terminal.

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The scale of our infrastructure problems.

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That piece about Finnish industrial action reminded me that, at about this time every year the Ice Breaker crews would strike or threaten to strike causing chaos to trade in the Gulf of Finland and Gulf of Bothnia, closing most West Coast ports. :roll: Ken
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1908 RMS Etruria collision in the Mersey.

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1908 North John Street.

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One that was never built.

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One still with us,just, on Scotland Road, next to St Anthony of Egypt.

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One demolished in 1999.

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Biggest concern is, if the poles flip, we become southerners.

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