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Sepia Saturday

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Dublin, harbor 1890

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Torquay, Waldon Hill and Harbour, From the New Pier, 1880

Clacton-on-the-Sea, England (1880-1900?)

Clacton-on-the-Sea, England (1880-1900?)

This week’s prompt is of harbors, ships, boats and harbors. They remind me of a wonderful book I read last year. Ernest Poole’s The Harbor  begins in the days like these when ships with white sails bringing people from the world over into New York with treasures to trade. Times then change and not for the better. Find the book.

If you want to see more nostalgic harbor photos, go to Sepia Saturday .

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lulubelleliz
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 05:47:27

    Lovely harbour scenes. I am fascinated by the soft colours in many of these old pictures.

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  2. Bob Scotney
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 09:04:33

    Three fine scenes but especially that of Torquay.

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  3. La Nightingail
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 14:24:29

    Enjoyed these pictures very much!

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  4. boundforoz
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 23:23:42

    I don’t mind how many of these beautiful old postcards I get to look at. Lovely reminders of times gone by.

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  5. Deb Gould
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 08:41:13

    Great harbor views! Love looking at the different boats, different kinds of rigging.

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  6. Joan
    Feb 02, 2015 @ 21:45:06

    Sailing ships are awe inspiring to this landlocked Oregonian. The harbors look so serene and peaceful — not the teeming places that I would see today. — and thanks for the tip on the book, will look for it.

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  7. Barb Rogers
    Feb 03, 2015 @ 16:16:57

    I’m also interested in the book…can’t imagine how harbor traffic existed before motorized vehicles. Lots of small craft with sails going out to larger ships anchored away from short, or did they perhaps just sail all the way to docks themselves? Gotta a lot to learn! thanks.

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