For any Old Dockers

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:37 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:
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:29 pm

A couple more, then back to work.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:30 pm

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:34 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:57 am

Canada Dock Project

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:52 pm

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby bob. b » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:44 pm

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

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 am

Bootle c1842-1860

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:08 am

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

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:20 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm

Undated Stanley Road.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:47 pm

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:21 pm

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:32 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 pm

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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But is it better than the Royal Iris?

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:55 pm

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby lynne99 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm

Dan, can't be better than the Royal Iris, can it . Thanks Dan
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:56 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:44 pm

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:00 pm

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:29 pm

We never got to see Cairns, we berthed offshore at Yorkey’s Knobb for the Great Barrier Reef. :wink: Ken
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:17 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Walsh » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:53 pm

Dan, More great images of older dock gates and docksides. Walshy.
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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:33 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:13 am

Port of Bronka.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:58 pm

Port of Ust Laga.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:11 pm

Requirement to dredge a channel in the River Elbe.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:01 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:53 pm

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Invicta » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:08 am

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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:46 am

1908 RMS Etruria collision in the Mersey.

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1908 North John Street.

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:33 am

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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:41 pm

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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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Re: For any Old Dockers

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:16 am

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

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