TQ6475 : Duchess M

taken 12 years ago, near to Gravesend, Kent, Great Britain

Duchess M
Duchess M
This is a picture of Duchess M, she and her sister ship Princess Pocahontas have been plying the waters of the Thames since the mid 1950ís, although there has been a Tilbury to Gravesend ferry service for centuries. Until 1963 and the opening of the Dartford Tunnel it was the only direct route between the towns, foot traffic has declined ever since. However it is still the most practical and convenient public transport link between the two towns. The closure of Tilbury Riverside station in the 1980ís reduced passenger numbers still further. Sentiment & subsidy from both councils and the Dartford Crossing tolls keep the service running. Public outcry from the citizens of Gravesend and Thurrock have, so far fought off every attempt the bean counters have made to close this historic service.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2005
Category
Ferry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 644 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0073N 0:21.8730E
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