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A steamer with lighters at Greenwich.
|A steamer with lighters at Greenwich.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H3744|
|Description: At the height of the port's prosperity in the 1950s some 6000 lighters carried cargoes to and from the docks and wharves of London. This photograph shows a group of lightermen with several lighters moored immediately behind them. To the left of the picture, another man sits on top of a cargo of deal planks. In the distance, two steam vessels are moored in Greenwich Reach, surrounded by yet more lighters.|
|Date: c. 1940|
|Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.|