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60 feet Lock Entrance from River to Half Tide Basin, showing gates in position, Calcutta Docks

60 feet Lock Entrance from River to Half Tide Basin, showing gates in position, Calcutta Docks

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 46/(5)

Item number: 465

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Calcutta Docks taken about 1890 by an unknown photographer showing the 60 ft entrance to the half-tide basin. This dock, which was the outer dock, was primarily intended for vessels bringing imports and for loading export cargoes. We can see that the further gate is in position and the lock itself is largely completed.

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