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A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania


A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania


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A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania

An illustration of what was described in the Sphere as one of the greatest fishing ports in the world. In 1790 the population was less than 1, 000 and in 1907 it was 65, 000. In 1854 453 tons of fish were landed, and at the time of the picture, this number was frequently exceeded in a single day. The docks at Grimsby covered 100 acres

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This print titled "A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby" by Fortunio Matania takes us back in time to the bustling fishing port of Grimsby. As described in The Sphere, this historical illustration showcases one of the greatest fishing ports in the world during its peak. In 1790, Grimsby's population was less than a thousand, but by 1907 it had skyrocketed to an impressive 65, 000 inhabitants. This exponential growth can be attributed to the thriving fishing industry that dominated the town's economy. In fact, in 1854 alone, a staggering 453 tons of fish were landed here. The picture captures a moment when this remarkable number was frequently exceeded within a single day. The docks at Grimsby covered an expansive area of 100 acres and played a vital role in facilitating the import and export of fish. Fortunio Matania skillfully portrays the scene with his artistic prowess, showcasing not only the magnitude of activity on these docks but also capturing their historical significance. With meticulous attention to detail and vibrant colors, he brings this pivotal period in Grimsby's history to life. This print is more than just an image; it serves as a testament to Grimsby's rich maritime heritage and its status as one of Britain's most important fishing ports during that era.

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