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Colliers unloading in the Thames.

Colliers unloading in the Thames.
Colliers unloading in the Thames.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0673
Description: As steam replaced sail, large amounts of coal were needed on the Thames to refuel the thousands of ships that converged on London from around the world. Coal was also in demand from the new power stations and gasworks that were built along the Thames during the late 19th century.
Creator: The Illustrated London News
Date: 29 November 1873
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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