Down by the dockside
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Can anyone answer this for me? Is there another D in there, the crane. It that a Derrick? I'm side on to the image and no expert so I'm appreciate it if anyone could answer this. The docks are still alive and well in Ramsey. Unlike a lot of coastal towns, fishing boats still set sail from here, a shipyard serving local and visiting boats for repairs as you can see is still working, transportation of dry goods and boats still moor. It may be on a smaller scale now but with the recession I consider this to be the lifeblood for the town. With so many shops and and business folding it's refreshing to see a real old fashioned industry still working.
The docks have played their part in Isle Of Man history. The Jane oil tanker and the Star of India(Euterpe) Tall Ship were built here by Manxmen. Fletcher Christian, yes he of the Bounty is rumoured to have skulked around here after fleeing Pitcairn. Could be true there is a family connection which I've covered before. The famous Radio Station - Radio Caroline a ship and pirate Radio Station of the '60's came into dock here and was normally moored in the waters just outside of Ramsey. As you can see by this image it's still going strong. The docks are strangely the only ones on the island with the facilities to handle imports of bulk cement. Went for monochrome and kept the lampposts in just for the conversing seagulls, not for perfection, not this week. Bit of a unofficial bird theme going on this week. Unintentional unlike the realism of the image which was very intentional. Derrick or not I have to know?
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