Bo'ness Docks under construction
View of the Dock gates while under construction. There is wooden framework on the quay walls to protect the stonework from collision with ships. On the dockside is a stationary steam boiler and cranes. In the distance are the masts of sailing ships in the outer harbour.
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The Dock had the latest cranes and four large coal hoists. Often it was so busy that ships had to lie in the River Forth awaiting a berth. In 1900 the North British Railway Company bought the town's financial interest in the Dock. (The Caledonian Railway Company already owned Grangemouth.)