The docks by peadar

The docks

Here in Hull the main commercial activity is at The Docks. Trade at the port can be traced to at least the 13th century, originally conducted mainly at the outfall of the River Hull, known as The Haven, or later as the Old Harbour. In 1773, the Hull Dock Company was formed and Hull's first dock built on land formerly occupied by Hull town walls.

Like many other port cities, the Town Docks, Victoria Dock, and St Andrew's Dock fell out of use by the 1970s and were closed. Some were later infilled and redeveloped, with the Humber and Railway docks converted for leisure craft as Hull Marina.

Other facilities at the port included the Riverside Quay, built on the Humber banks at Albert Dock for passenger ferries and European trains, and the Corporation Pier, from which a Humber Ferry sailed to New Holland, Lincolnshire. Numerous industrial works were served by the River Hull, which also hosted several dry docks. To the east of Hull, Salt End near Hedon became a petroleum distribution point in the 20th century, with piers into the estuary for shipment, and later developed as a chemical works.

As of 2020, the main port is operated by Associated British Ports and is estimated to handle one million passengers per year; it is the main softwood timber importation port for the UK. (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
What an interesting shot and explanation.
September 2nd, 2021  
Beautiful scene and colours.
September 2nd, 2021  
Thanks for the interesting commentary and great photo.
September 2nd, 2021  
Great photo! And I like the info too!
September 3rd, 2021  
Such a beautiful composition !
September 3rd, 2021  
excellent composition, love those clouds
September 3rd, 2021  
Great photo and info.
September 4th, 2021  
A lovely shot of the port, and great history!

September 8th, 2021  
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