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"Amsterdam" Anchor - St. Katherine Docks - London, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 51° 30.411 W 000° 04.241
30U E 703281 N 5710259
Quick Description: An interesting anchor from the Merchantman "Amsterdam" is on display at the St. Katherine Docks in London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 4:10:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMGY57
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 5

Long Description:

St. Katharine Docks are located on the north side of the Thames River a short distance east of the Tower Bridge. This densely settled 23 acre area was scheduled for redevelopment by an Act of Parliament in 1825. Construction began in May 1827 using a design by designed by engineer Thomas Telford. The docks opened on October 25, 1828 and served the shipping needs of merchant ships doing business in London. An large anchor is on display at these docks. According to s sign placed on the ground near the anchor:

Anchor salvaged
from Dutch
merchantman
'AMSTERDAM'
which foundered
off Hastings
200 years ago

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