SJ8097 : Nine Dock by Mor

taken 1 year ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

Nine Dock by Mor
Nine Dock by Mor
No. 9 Dock opened in 1905 and could accommodate 10 ocean liners making it the busiest and largest dock. The sculpture by Mor was made in 2010 by current workers and residents of Salford Quays. It is part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

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The Irwell Sculpture Trail

The Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK. It follows a winding route which extends for more than 33 miles from Bacup to Salford Quays and features more than 70 artworks from local, national and international artists.
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The Manchester Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal, which took six years to build and was opened in 1894, is a 36-mile-long inland waterway linking Manchester to the Irish Sea at Liverpool. It generally follows the original routes of the rivers Mersey and Irwell through the historic counties of Cheshire and Lancashire. Several sets of locks lift vessels about 60 feet up to the Manchester Docks (now Salford Quays), where the canal's terminus was built.

When the ship canal opened in January 1894 it was the largest river navigation canal in the world, and enabled the newly created Port of Manchester to become Britain's third busiest port despite the city being about 40 miles inland. Since its opening, the canal handled a wide range of ships and cargoes, from coastal vessels to intra-European shipping and inter-continental cargo liners; Manchester Liners established regular sailings by large ocean-going vessels.

The amount of freight carried by the canal peaked in 1958 at 18 million long tons but changes to shipping methods and the growth of containerisation during the 1970s and 1980s caused traffic to decline, resulting in the closure of the docks at Salford in 1984. Although able to accommodate a range of vessels from coastal ships to inter-continental cargo liners, the canal is no longer large enough for most modern vessels.

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SJ8097, 916 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Date (from Tags)
1905  2010 
Person (from Tags)
Mor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8035 9726 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3022N 2:17.8498W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8034 9726
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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