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"Exploring the Maritime World: From Gilbert & Sullivan to Pilgrims and Beyond" Ahoy, sailors

Background imageMaritime Collection: London Docks 1958 EAW071687

London Docks 1958 EAW071687
LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958. Also showing South Dock, the River Thames and the entrance to the Millwall Outer Dock (on the Isle of Dogs)

Background imageMaritime Collection: Grimsby Docks EPW012666

Grimsby Docks EPW012666
The Dock Tower, Royal and No 1 Fish Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1925

Background imageMaritime Collection: CANALETTO: THAMES

CANALETTO: THAMES
The River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral on Lord Mayors Day. Oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, c1750

Background imageMaritime Collection: Isle of Harris, part of the island Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

Isle of Harris, part of the island Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Seilebost Beach on South Harris, in the background Sound of Transay and Luskentyre. Europe, Scotland, July

Background imageMaritime Collection: OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934

OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934. Painting, 1934, by William McDowell

Background imageMaritime Collection: Shadwell Basin EAW110579

Shadwell Basin EAW110579
Shadwell Basin, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1963

Background imageMaritime Collection: Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649

Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649
The Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1950

Background imageMaritime Collection: COLORADO RIVER. Noon Day Rest in Marble Canyon. Wood engraving, 1870

COLORADO RIVER. Noon Day Rest in Marble Canyon. Wood engraving, 1870

Background imageMaritime Collection: Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885. Creator: Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885. Creator: Hendrik Willem Mesdag
Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885

Background imageMaritime Collection: Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown

Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown
Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors, 1913 Mar 8

Background imageMaritime Collection: Str. F.P. Jones, sponsor, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown

Str. F.P. Jones, sponsor, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown
Str. F.P. Jones, sponsor, 1913 Mar 8

Background imageMaritime Collection: Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, launching party, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown

Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, launching party, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown
Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, launching party, 1913 Mar 8

Background imageMaritime Collection: Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones on the ways, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown

Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones on the ways, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown
Strs. A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones on the ways, 1913 Mar 8

Background imageMaritime Collection: Str. A.D. MacTier, launch, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown

Str. A.D. MacTier, launch, 1913 Mar 8. Creator: Unknown
Str. A.D. MacTier, launch, 1913 Mar 8

Background imageMaritime Collection: Alcoholism. The drowning

Alcoholism. The drowning
Victoria Glinka

Background imageMaritime Collection: Lighthouse at Stanhope Beach. Covehead Harbour. Prince Edward Island National Park

Lighthouse at Stanhope Beach. Covehead Harbour. Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Background imageMaritime Collection: VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star

VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star. Wood engraving, American, 1855

Background imageMaritime Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S

GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of " H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Background imageMaritime Collection: Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506

Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506
CLEVEDON PIER, Marine Parade, Clevedon, North Somerset. A view of the pier at sunset

Background imageMaritime Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMaritime Collection: Clevedon Pier N071847

Clevedon Pier N071847
CLEVEDON PIER, North Somerset. General view of the pier taken from the beach

Background imageMaritime Collection: Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404

Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404
GRIMSBY DOCK TOWER, Lincolnshire. This famous maritime landmark was built in 1852 as a hydraulic reservoir to power the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks

Background imageMaritime Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageMaritime Collection: King George V Dock a002109

King George V Dock a002109
KING GEORGE V DOCK, Canning Town, London. Shipping in the dock with dock workers standing on the dockside in the foreground (mid 20th century)

Background imageMaritime Collection: Salford Docks EAW006236

Salford Docks EAW006236
The Salford Docks and Manchester Ship Canal, Salford, Greater Manchester. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1947

Background imageMaritime Collection: Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048

Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048
Portishead Dock, North Somerset. In 1860 a deep water dock was built to accomodate large ships that had difficulty reaching Bristol Harbour

Background imageMaritime Collection: Segedunum Roman Fort J960244

Segedunum Roman Fort J960244
HADRIANs WALL, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. Segedunum Roman Fort. An aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. hadrian

Background imageMaritime Collection: Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes

Saint Anthony of Padua preaching to the fishes, 1779. Painting by Bernardo Rodriguez. Quito School. Colonial baroque. Painting. ECUADOR. PICHINCHA. Quito. Convent of San Francisco

Background imageMaritime Collection: ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL (1806-1859). English engineer

ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL (1806-1859). English engineer. Brunel before the Great Eastern steamships braking drum chains, which lowered the ship from the slip for launching: photograph, 1857

Background imageMaritime Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageMaritime Collection: Smeatons Tower N080736

Smeatons Tower N080736
SMEATONs TOWER, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon. View of Smeatons Tower which was largely dismantled from Eddystone Rocks and reassembled on Plymouth Hoe as a memorial

Background imageMaritime Collection: Gloucester Docks c. 1880 CC53_00092

Gloucester Docks c. 1880 CC53_00092
GLOUCESTER DOCKS, Gloucestershire. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to specifications that allowed ocean going vessels to reach Gloucester, despite its distance from the sea

Background imageMaritime Collection: Whitehaven EPW042101

Whitehaven EPW042101
Whitehaven, Cumbria. The Harbour and environs. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1933

Background imageMaritime Collection: KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam

KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam refueling from the tanker USS Tolovana in Korean waters

Background imageMaritime Collection: Players Please: Sailor, 1955

Players Please: Sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut small rectangular counter card. The background is yellow with a cream edge. In the centre is the head and shoulders of a sailor with " H Ms EXCELLENT" on his hatband

Background imageMaritime Collection: Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563

Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " The Iveagh Seapiece " by TURNER JMW. Also known as " Coast Scene of Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore "

Background imageMaritime Collection: Three Graces EPW003065

Three Graces EPW003065
A number of vessels plying their trade on the River Mersey. Georges Stage and the Three Graces, Liverpool. The " Three Graces" shown here in 1920

Background imageMaritime Collection: Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960

Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes rectangular counter-card featuring a reproduction of Charles Pears painting of HMS Vanguard dressed for Royal Review

Background imageMaritime Collection: Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039

Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Three Castles". Unknown artist. Painting of Deal, Walmer and Sandown Castles during late 17th century

Background imageMaritime Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageMaritime Collection: SURVEYORS. Surveyors at work on land and sea. Colored German engraving, 1594

SURVEYORS. Surveyors at work on land and sea. Colored German engraving, 1594

Background imageMaritime Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageMaritime Collection: STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E

STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the Robert E

Background imageMaritime Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMaritime Collection: Southwold, Suffolk K022028

Southwold, Suffolk K022028
SOUTHWOLD, Suffolk. View of the Sole Bay Inn with lighthouse visible to rear

Background imageMaritime Collection: The Old Royal Naval College a065204

The Old Royal Naval College a065204
OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, Greenwich, London. View from a hill in Greenwich Park, looking north-west across the park towards the Queens House and the Old Royal Naval College

Background imageMaritime Collection: Horatio, Viscount Nelson N070501

Horatio, Viscount Nelson N070501
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Horatio, Viscount Nelson" (1758-1805) after Sir William BEECHEY

Background imageMaritime Collection: RMS Olympic BL24990_002

RMS Olympic BL24990_002
RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. First class companion, A deck. Interior view of the stairway to first class entrance on boat deck




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"Exploring the Maritime World: From Gilbert & Sullivan to Pilgrims and Beyond" Ahoy, sailors. Step aboard as we embark on a journey through the maritime wonders of history. A classic masterpiece comes alive - H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan takes center stage in 1878. London Docks, bustling with activity in 1958, tell tales of trade and adventure on the high seas. The Mayflower sails into our hearts as it braves the vast ocean waves in 1620, carrying hopeful pilgrims to a new land. Isle of Harris beckons with its rugged beauty, forming part of Lewis and Harris in Scotland's enchanting Outer Hebrides. Clevedon Pier stands tall against the setting sun, casting a golden glow over this iconic maritime landmark. Salford Docks whisper stories of hardworking sailors and their tireless efforts to keep commerce flowing smoothly. "Players Please. " exclaims a sailor from 1955, capturing the spirit of camaraderie amongst seafarers during their downtime. Canaletto's breathtaking painting showcases Thames' timeless charm as boats gracefully glide along its shimmering waters. Southwold in Suffolk invites you to stroll along its picturesque coastline where maritime traditions blend seamlessly with coastal serenity. Grimsby Dock Tower proudly stands tall amidst an industrious landscape, symbolizing Grimsby's rich maritime heritage. Whitehaven reveals its hidden treasures from above - EPW042101 captures this charming harbor town nestled on England's northwest coast.