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A beached collier unloading into carts.

A beached collier unloading into carts.
A collier unloads its cargo.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC2361
Description: London depended on the east-coast coal trade. This oil painting depicts a collier brig lying close to the shore. Coal can be seen sliding down the chute on the ship, and into a cart waiting in the water below. A wheel has been attached to the rigging for this purpose. A man mounted in the central foreground carries a metal bucket of coal in his right hand, from the cart in the water to the cart on the shore to the right. Other shipping has been depicted in the distance to the right.
Creator: Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817)
Date: c. 1790
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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