Bo'ness Docks

Production date
(Early 20th Century)
View across the docks from the inner lock gates. Cargo ships of steam and sail are moored at the dockside. A coal loading gantry is in the far corner. A group of men, one in uniform, is by the warping capstan used for moving ships.
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Production date
(Early 20th Century)
Subject notes
Bo'ness Harbour was tidal which made it inconvenient for the loading and unloading of ships. The non-tidal Dock was built in 1881 and provided 730 metres of quay wall. The dock gates were opened for the passage of ships twice a day, at high tide.
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