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Yachts In Lowestoft Harbour

Yachts In Lowestoft Harbour

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 32

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Yachts in Lowestoft Harbour. – This is one of the prettiest sights in Lowestoft, and one that visitors never tire of watching from the pier. Lowestoft harbour is an illustration of what capital can do for a town. A person who has been from home for a few years would not recognize the present harbour, so much has it been enlarged and improved by the Great Eastern Railway Company. At no very distant date its trade bids fair to rival that of Yarmouth. In rough weather its harbour is not nearly so difficult to enter as that of Yarmouth, at the mouth of which a dangerous bar is frequently raised by adverse winds. Lowestoft has an inner harbour especially set apart for yachts during the season, overlooking which is the smart looking little building of the Yacht Club. Yachts can pass through Lowestoft Harbour into Lake Lothing, and so along to Oulton Broad (two miles) and the River Waveney.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate LXIII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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