TA1028 : River Hull and the Arctic Corsair

taken 8 months ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

River Hull and the Arctic Corsair
River Hull and the Arctic Corsair
A view upstream from the Scale Lane pedestrian Swingbridge.

The Arctic Corsair (H320) is a deep-sea trawler that is permanently berthed between Drypool Bridge and Myton Bridge in the River Hull. Built in 1960, she is Hullís last surviving sidewinder trawler, a type of ship that formed the backbone of the cityís deep sea fishing fleet, and a veteran of the 1970s Cod Wars LinkExternal link .

The Arctic Corsair was converted to a museum ship in 1999 and is part of the city's Museums Quarter.
River Hull
The River Hull is a navigable river in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It rises from a series of springs to the west of Driffield, and enters the Humber estuary at Kingston upon Hull.
Most of its course is through low lying land that is at or just above sea level, causing flooding to be a long-standing problem. Since 1980, the mouth of the river has been protected by a tidal barrier, which can be closed to prevent tidal surges entering the river system and causing flooding.
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Most of the bridges which cross the river are movable, to allow shipping to pass. There are six swing bridges, four bascule bridges, two of which have twin leaves, one for each carriageway of the roads which they carry, and three Scherzer lift bridges, which are a type of rolling bascule bridge. Scott Street Bridge, which is now permanently raised, was originally powered from a high pressure water main maintained by the first public power distribution company in the world.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
River (from Tags)
River Hull 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 102 287 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6031N 0:19.7691W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 102 286
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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