J3576 : Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast

taken 11 years ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Skegoneill, Cliftonville and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast
Alexandra Graving Dock, Belfast
The Alexandra Graving Dock in Belfast was constructed 1885-1888 by contractors McCrea and McFarland (see J3576 : Bollard, Alexandra Dock Belfast). The dock is named after the then Princess of Wales who turned the first sod of the excavation for the building works in 1885. This is a view out over the entrance to the dock which is permanently open as HMS 'Caroline' currently sits in the dock (see J3575 : HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock Belfast [2]). Across the Victoria Channel is the huge wood chips carrier 'Mimosa Dream' unloading at the Stormont Wharf.
Stormont Wharf, Belfast
Wharf at the Victoria Channel, Belfast docks. The wharf was constructed 1956-62 by Charles Brand & Son, to provide a total lineal quayage of 580 metres; this was further extended by an additional 250 metres which was completed in 2009. Stormont Wharf is now one of the longest deep water quays in Ireland.
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Friday, 4 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 July, 2008
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 355 761 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.8998N 5:54.1529W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 355 760
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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