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The Entrance to Waterford Harbour

The Entrance to Waterford Harbour

Artist: Roberts, Thomas Sautelle

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 18

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the entrance to Waterford Harbour. Mr and Mrs Hall, travellers in Ireland in 1840, wrote the following words about Waterford,
"It is however its fine harbour that distinguishes Waterford far more than its historic renown. It is happily situated on the southern banks of the Suir about sixteen miles from its influx into the sea. The harbour is exceedingly beautiful; it might not be so highly ornamented with villas as that of Cork, and yet it scarcely inferior to it in the grace of its foreground and the grandeur of the mountains that look down upon it. However Waterford Harbour has one great advantage over its neighbour- the River Suir. The river is navigable for very large ships, having sufficient depth of water to allow vessels of from 800 to 1,000 tons burden to discharge their cargoes at the quay.”

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