SJ3490 : The MerseyPlanet Lightship, Canning Dock

taken 6 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

The MerseyPlanet Lightship, Canning Dock
The MerseyPlanet Lightship, Canning Dock
Canning Dock is part of the Port of Liverpool. It is situated in the southern dock system, connected to Salthouse Dock to the south and Canning Half Tide Dock to the west. The Canning Graving Docks are accessed from the dock. The dock was opened in 1737 and was officially named after the Liverpool MP, George Canning in 1832. Canning Dock would have initially served ships involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Launched in May 1960, "Planet" (or LV23 is it was known on its station in the English Channel) was the last manned Mersey Bar lightship until 1972 and later the UK's last manned lightship when repositioned off the Channel Islands (LinkExternal link gives a detailed history of the vessel). Today, it is a Museum, Cafe Bar and beacon to the Merseyside Maritime Heritage moored in Canning dock, next to the Albert dock Complex in Liverpool.
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 3 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
River (from Tags)
River Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 341 900 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1620N 2:59.4785W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 341 899
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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