Back at home

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London Titan cast off at 13:00 hours after a busy morning in Greenwich Reach. The Port of London’s entire fleet of work boats seemed to be gathered to adjust moorings just off Deptford Creek where large visiting cruise ships are welcomed alongside the PLA’s floating terminal. In the summer visiting passengers clear landing procedures before being whisked off to Greenwich Pier or perhaps up to Tower Pier. Perhaps we might see work start on a new terminal pier and reception halls promised for Enderby Wharf just a little downstream beyond Ballast Quay. Similar berthing arrangements will have to be created here to utilise the necessary deep water mooring where the gracious white cable ships used to be loaded with trans-Atlantic cables. Great care was needed to load the cable carefully so no snag appeared. No sign of the giant storage tanks alongside the cable works can now be seen; however the shore-based winding wheel is still there adjacent to Enderby House.

 

A description of ‘London Titan’ can be reviewed in my ‘Riverwatch Returns’ blog of November last year, and also details of the ‘History Boys’ visit to Gravesend and the Denton Wharf ‘London Titan’.

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Here ‘Gloriana’ has wintered and will hopefully be seen back on the summer’s tideway. Greetings herewith to the ‘Thames Alive Team’ who have kept Lord Stirling’s dream boat out and about and arranged the memorable Magna Carta and Waterloo celebrations.

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2 responses to “Back at home”

  1. trueskiffer says :

    Hi RiverWatch returns Indeed ‘Gloriana’ will be back out on the Thames next month with events being planned as we speak. The first will be the Tudor Pull on the 17th April. See you soon Malcolm

    Malcolm R. KNIGHT

    Events Manager QRB

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    http://www.glorianaqrb.org.uk

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  2. Malcolm KNIGHT says :

    Neil & Janet – great to hear you enjoyed the Magna Carta 800 event as much as we did! A wonderful two days with 100’s of boats watched by 1000’s of people, a marvellous celebration of a time in history.

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