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Frederick Dawson, waterman and lighterman (1863-1911).

Frederick Dawson, waterman and lighterman (1863-1911).
Frederick Dawson, waterman and lighterman (1863-1911).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5453
Description: Photograph of Frederick Dawson of Mellish Street, Isle of Dogs, waterman and lighterman. He is in his rowing vest, standing beside a prize cup and wearing the prize medals won in rowing competitions. He was bound apprentice as a waterman at Wapping from 1877 to 1884 and later won many rowing prizes, including the Veterans Cup in 1904.
Creator: unknown
Date: c. 1895
Credit line: Reproduced with the kind permission of Island History Trust
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