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General view of the new docks at Millwall.

General view of the new docks at Millwall.
The new Millwall Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5222
Description: During the 1860s, the Millwall Freehold Land and Dock Company purchased 200 acres of marshland on the Isle of Dogs, slightly to the south of the West India Docks, and constructed a dock. The 36 acres of impounded water opened for business in 1868. Millwall Dock was built in the shape of a reversed 'L' with an entrance on the west side of the Isle of Dogs. The complex also included a dry dock, the first of its kind to be built by a dock company in London.
Creator: Illustrated London News
Date: March 1868
Credit line: National Maritime Museum
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