West India Docks – South Dock

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4 July 2015 • Looking west in the dock with the unusual sight of a visiting Thames sailing barge adding interest to the scene. Behind it is the pedestrian bridge and behind that is a DLR bridge that also crosses the dock. The West India Docks were constructed as two parallel docks, almost extending across the Isle of Dogs. A third was added – called South Dock – for the simple reason that it ran parallel to and south of the other two.


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24 May 2010 • Looking west in South Dock with ‘Portwey’ – the only twin screw, coal fired steam tug now active in the United Kingdom – seen at temporary moorings. The cream building with a sloping left side, in the distance, is a block of apartments called ‘Cascades’.


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25 September 2008 • View of a DLR train crossing a modern bridge at South Dock. The view looks west, with the Post Office Tower (BT Tower) in the distance.

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