Wexford on a calm day - Is actually Wicklow

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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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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:15:05

    Have you just given up on photos of Dogs?

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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:15:31

    Wexford or Wicklow? Streetview - goo.gl/maps/EAB1WGRofFRnLFW99

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    Carol Maddock

    • 31/Oct/2019 09:22:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/79549245@N06 Yes. Does Morning Mary not like dogs? We should be told.

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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:24:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Doesn't look much like Wexford, anyway. I think your streetview needs to be 50 yards further along the pier, though.

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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:27:22


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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:27:52

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47297387@N03/ The public have a right to know!

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    • 31/Oct/2019 09:40:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02] Fair enough! How about up the hill near some cannon and anchors - goo.gl/maps/pBDccrk5D38Jgzw69

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    O Mac

    • 31/Oct/2019 09:42:44

    Evinrude produced the first practical (it started) outboard engine around 1909.

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    • 31/Oct/2019 10:22:12

    Later or earlier than catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321606 ?

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    • 31/Oct/2019 10:31:13

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yep - it seems to have been taken from the ramparts. It looks like you can get the height or the angle, but not both. I think it's from about the next cannon over, thus: goo.gl/maps/5uVmtTf999S2FpYV9. (only higher up, obvs)

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    • 31/Oct/2019 10:35:53


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    • 31/Oct/2019 11:01:41

    just spent ages looking at the finer detail of the sailing ships, fascinating and distracts me fom searching the scene for dogs

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    • 31/Oct/2019 11:22:39

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - a bigger ship in 2016 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/99655368@N00/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/99655368@N00/26579111102/

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    • 31/Oct/2019 15:32:00

    The Harbour Commissioners Stores, Wicklow The fine warehouse (?) on the far left survives as Hopkins Homevalue

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    Small Creatures

    • 08/Nov/2019 04:03:00

    GREAT vintage pic!! A boat-load of interesting detail!! It would be really nice to step into that photo and have a chance to walk around... with a "today" camera. Regarding early marine engines: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inboard_motor