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The West India Docks, by Samuel Owen.

The West India Docks, by Samuel Owen.
West India Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU1442
Description: A view across the import dock with warehouses in the distance. Extensive warehousing was needed to accommodate thousands of tons of cargo, which included sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, spices and hardwood. In the foreground is a crane which would have been used to unload goods onto the quayside prior to their transportation to the extensive storage facilities.
Creator: Samuel Owen (artist), William Bernard Cooke (engraver), Vernor, Hood & Sharpe (publishers)
Date: 4 January 1811
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London, Green Blackwall Collection
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