NZ4349 : Seaham South Dock

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Seaham, County Durham, Great Britain

Seaham South Dock
Seaham South Dock
The harbour wall on the left contains two blocked up arches which from an old map appear to have been tunnel entrances connected to the dock railway. Slightly above them is a blue crane, built to swing out over ships to load & unload cargoes. There is also a rusty ore hopper for bulk loads of presumably limestone or maybe even coal. Two RNLI Lifeboats are tied up on the east wall of the South Dock, I think the nearest one is a "Mersey Class", max speed 17 knots. Just to the left of these is a WW2 Pillbox, set on the dockside. On the furthest point is the North Breakwater Lighthouse, that was completed in 1905 and flashes a green light every 10 secs. It stands 10m high and is also fitted with a fog horn.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 January, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Industry  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4336 4931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.2046N 1:19.5867W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4318 4925
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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