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Bird's eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Bird's eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Bird's eye view of the London Docks, 1845. Sailing ships in dock on the River Thames. The London Docks are separated from St. Katharine's by Nightingale-lane. In round numbers, the former affords water room for 302 sail of vessels, exclusive of lighters; warehouse-room for 220, 000 tons of goods; and vault-room for 80, 000 pipes of wine and spirits. The superficial area of the vault-room is 890, 545 feet; of the warehouse-room, 1, 402, 115 feet. The total number of vessels which entered the Docks in 1844 was 1911; 362, 294 tonnage. The business of the Docks is managed by a Company, whose capital is £4, 000, 000; and there have been as many as 2900 labourers employed in the Docks in one day...the West India Docks were opened in 1802 ; the London in 1805; East India, 1806; Commercial, 1807; St. Katharine, 1808'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII

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