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The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving)

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The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving)

1624595 The James Watt Dock at Greenock (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The James Watt Dock at Greenock. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 14 August 1886.
English School (19th Century)); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection

Media ID 22998946

© Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection / Bridgeman Images

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The James Watt Dock at Greenock - A Historic Maritime Milestone

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This print captures a significant moment in maritime history - the grand opening of The James Watt Dock at Greenock. Dating back to the 19th century, this engraving showcases the remarkable engineering feat that transformed Greenock Harbour into a bustling hub of trade and industry. The image depicts a ceremonial scene filled with dignitaries and distinguished guests. Among them, Mr. Thomas Wilson, Secretary of the James Watt Dock Company, stands tall as he oversees the festivities. Accompanying him is Mr. Robert Shankland, representing the esteemed Greenock Harbour Trust. The atmosphere is one of celebration and anticipation as ships line up along the dockside, ready to embark on new voyages facilitated by this modern marvel of infrastructure. The intricate details captured in this engraving transport us back to an era when steam power revolutionized global trade. Located in Scotland's picturesque town of Greenock, The James Watt Dock served as a testament to human ingenuity and progress during its time. This print not only immortalizes an important milestone but also pays homage to those who dedicated their efforts towards transforming dreams into reality. As we admire this historic artwork from Bridgeman Images' collection, let us appreciate how such monumental achievements continue to shape our world today while preserving our rich cultural heritage for generations to come.

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