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A steamer with lighters at Greenwich.

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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1940
Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.
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