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A lighter loaded with packing cases, by WL Wyllie.
|A lighter loaded with packing cases, by WL Wyllie.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PV1867|
|Description: At the height of the port's prosperity some 6000 lighters were engaged in carrying cargoes from the docks. Thanks to the 'free water clause' the dockers were able to enter the docks and receive or deliver goods directly to or from vessels.|
|Creator: William Wyllie|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|