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Unloading a sugar cargo at the West India Docks.

Unloading a sugar cargo at the West India Docks.
Unloading a sugar cargo at the West India Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: 58_6659
Description: 'As the bags of sugar are landed on the wharves, their contents are examined by an officer of the Dock Company; who has to give a certificate of their nature and quality ... for the satisfaction of the importers to whom the merchandise is consigned. By plunging an instrument, which is a kind of scoop with a pointed end, into the closed bag, a sample of sugar is drawn out ...' 'Illustrated London News', 28 September 1889
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 28 September 1889
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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