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Coal whippers discharging a collier, by WL Wyllie.

Coal whippers discharging a collier, by WL Wyllie.
Coal Whippers.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW1185
Description: This watercolour depicts a number of coal whippers on board a collier. The whippers brought the coal up from below deck using a pulley system. The coal was then swung onto the quay or into a lighter. Coal was brought to London by colliers from the north of England.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie
Date: 1887
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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