A beautiful "Royal" plate today from the ubiquitous Lawrence Collection with lots of boats and water on view. The boat passing the ship moored to the quay caught my attention as it is moving past the ship under power yet there is no visible sign of propulsion. Did the yachts pre WW1 have auxiliary engines?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_11557
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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