Unloading Ships at London Docks, 1908
Illustration showing various cargoes coming ashore at London Docks, in the East End of London, 1908. Elephants' tusks, barrels, boxes and crates are being unloaded from dumb lighters (engineless barges) onto the quayside for transfer to lorry or warehouse. The lighters were used to ferry cargoes between ship and shore and were so called due to their obvious effect on unloading vessels.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Scene at Leith Docks with ferry for Shetland Islands
Scene at Leith Docks with a ferry about to depart for the Shetland Islands. The photographer's van is in the foreground, also waiting to be loaded on board.
circa late 1950s
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ANDREW BESLEY
1950s, Board, Boat, Boats, Boxes, Britain, Cargo, Coast, Coastal, Crane, Crates, Docks, Ferry, Gear, Harbour, Islands, Leith, Lifting, Loaded, Loading, Man, Men, Quay, Quayside, Shetland, Shetlands, Transport, Van, Water
American War of Independence (1775-1783). Boston Tea Party
American War of Independence (1775-1783). Boston Tea Party. December 16, 1773. Revolution of the American colonists against taxes imposed by the British Parliament on tea. Disguised as Indians, boarded British merchant ships and dumped overboard crates of tea at the Boston Harbour. Engraving, 1807. Date:
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans