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An elevated view of the new docks and warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs.

An elevated view of the new docks and warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs.
The West India Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PZ7124
Description: An elevated view of the West India Docks showing the scale of the undertaking. The West India Docks were the first enclosed docks of the 19th century. The docks were established by an act of Parliament in 1799 and opened in 1802. They relieved congestion on the River Thames. Ships could discharge cargoes in four days instead of four weeks. The docks closed in 1980.
Creator: William Daniell
Date: 15 October 1802
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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