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Charlestown harbour and shipping, Cornwall. 1914

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Charlestown harbour looking out to sea. The harbour is full of a mixture of both steam and sail shipping. SS Westdale on the east quay, (left of picture) is steel built and screw driven. She was built in South Shields in 1911 and owned in Liverpool. Alongside the west quay (right) is the schooner, Belmont, built in Whitstable in 1895 and owned in Faversham. On the left, in front of the cottages, is a good view of the covered gantry carrying tram rails and the loading chutes of the tram way, which carried China clay underground from the large clay dry a few hundred yards away and out of picture, to load the ships. Photographer: Herbert Hughes.

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Media ID 13870137

Date: 2nd October 2017

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.332907,-4.759194

: TRURI : CHShs.1

Image Size: 8341 x 6302 Pixels

Filesize is 12.08MB

Associated Categories: Ships

Associated Categories: Charlestown

Keywords: china clay harbour, cornish, masts and rigging, shipping