Opening ceremony of the floating dock at Penzance harbour. Hundreds of people, wearing their best costume gather in crowds to see the spectacle. The paddle steamer is the Queen of the Bay. Penants and flags are on display as part of the celebrations.
A wide view from the quay of Penzance.
the image is very clear and many of the wharf Road buildings are distinguishable. the Abbey slip is visible and in the foreground are the Harbour gates. there is a large ship the Lucien, Penzance in docked
Penzance floating dock pictures in March 1891, after the collapse of the newly-installed gates during the great blizzard of that year. The harbour was built in 1884. St Mary's Church can be seen in the background.
General view of Falmouth Docks looking down from Marine Drive. "King Alfred" in the Queen Elizabeth dock with a backdrop of tug St Merryn nudging bulk carrier "Captain Carras" into position for docking.