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Scenes of pilotage in the Channel.

Scenes of pilotage in the Channel.
Scenes of pilotage in the Channel.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3129
Description: Since early times, pilots have provided ships with safe passage into harbours or through dangerous waters. Pilots were usually experienced mariners with particular knowledge of the local waters where they plied their trade.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 1885
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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