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Choose from 350 pictures in our Shipping Industry collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Loading bird manure off the coast of south-west Africa. Account of Lieutenant Petrie: 'Up to the 24th of May, in this year alone, twelve ships have already arrived in Liverpool, whose united cargoes amount to 6670 tons. A large number of ships are now loading, by last accounts, at Ichaboe, and many more are on their way with cargoes from that place, so that the market will, no doubt, be immediately supplied with abundance, at very moderate prices'. This was the guano equivalent of the American gold rush. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V.

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

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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SS Great Eastern, 1859 Featured Print

SS Great Eastern, 1859

SS Great Eastern, 1859. Pictured at the port of Le Havre, France. Isambard Kingdom Brunel proposed to the Eastern Steam Navigation Company the construction of a steamship five or six times the size of any then in use. It would use two forms of power: paddle-wheels and screw-engines. Constructed from iron at Millwall, London, between 1853 and 1858, the Great Eastern was the largest vessel afloat until she was broken up in 1888. Only in 1899 were her dimensions exceeded by the SS Oceanic'. The Great Eastern was not a success as a passenger vessel and was sold for a fraction of her building cost. She was used as a cable-laying ship, most notably laying the Transatlantic telegraph cable in 1865-1866

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