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View of main dam from sand heap at south end [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

View of main dam from sand heap at south end [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

Photographer: Taurines, E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Photo 173/(28)

Item number: 17328

Genre: Photograph

A photograph by E Taurines of construction work on the Victoria Dock in Bombay City taken between 1885 and 1888. Tipping earth for this dam was commenced up to the rains, but at the beginning of the monsoon in 1887 the silt accumulated so rapidly between the Prince’s and Victoria Dock entrances that the divers had to stop work. They were asked to remove the more prominent rocks and boulders which had become a danger to native craft between Mallet Bundar and Mazagaon.

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