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8. Building the Manchester Ship Canal.


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The building of Eastham Locks

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Eastham Street and the Lodge.

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Samuel Platt's yacht in Eastham Lock, he was one of the directors of the Manchester Ship Canal Company. His steam yacht 'Norseman' carried him and his fellow directors, leading a procession of vessels along the Ship Canal on its opening on New Year's Day, 1894. The Canal was officially opened by Queen Victoria in May of that year.

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Children paddling in the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port.

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Navvies working at the Tidal opening at Ellesmere Port.

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Ellesmere Port Embankment with the Gantry.

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Ellesmere Port Letting in the Water with the Engineer observing from the Bank.

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The start of the "Gap" at Ellesmere Port.

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Attractive "visitors" to the canal workings at Ellesmere Port.

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Ellesmere Port Engineers Workshop in the Shropshire Union Yard.

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