TQ8972 : Dead Man's Island and Channel Marker

taken 11 years ago, near to Queenborough, Kent, Great Britain

Dead Man's Island and Channel Marker
Dead Man's Island and Channel Marker
When the Medway shipping area was riddled with contagious diseases - they used to use hulk ships as accommodation ships and put those sufferers on board. Their bodies were then buried at Burnt Wick Island or Deadmans Island. Note the timber gravestone posts.
The tower on the righthand side is part of a series of marker towers. Used by boats entering the Swale from the River Medway. There are lots of dangerous mudflats, either side.
The Isle of Grain industrial area is in the background.
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TQ8972, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 October, 2008
Category
Island   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 891 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.1975N 0:43.1140E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 892 721
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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