Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Great point of view. a fine image.
Love the upturned boats - always make me think of a sleek pod of whales (small!) sleeping on the shingle...
Streetview does not get very close to the same spot...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thanks Niall.
The same image appears on a Gallaher cigarette card #475 from 1910.
The schooner is the Rhoda from Coleraine as seen here.
There is an nameplate of a "G.A Watson and Co. Ltd" on one of the wagons. G.A.Watson was a stone merchant based in Liverpool. According to here the company was incorporated in 1900, in financial difficulties by 1906, in the hands of a receiver in 1908 and dissolved in 1911.
Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland report for 1905-06 show harbour works were ongoing in 1904. (They are only proposals prior to 1904.)
The following year's report (1906-07) mentions " the works are finished except for some rock excavations in the bed of the harbour which the contractors have great difficulties in dealing with"
In the reverse shot some of these excavated rocks can be seen along with a boiler to provide steam to the winch which pulled the quarry trucks up the tracks that are running down into the harbour
In 1908 the commissioners are going to give up on the contractor because he can't get the rock out. A A receiver was appointed
1909 nothing much has changed
By 1910. The commissioners have sent in their own dredger and works are completed.
Post 1904 Pre 1910