The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure shelters the large, complex machinery.

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A large group of fisher girls and fishermen walk back up a beach at low tide. The girls carry baskets full of prawns, the fishermen their rolled-up fishing nets.

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The tiny sailing boat 'City of Ragusa' crosses the Atlantic in 1870. The windmill at her stern powers a propeller.

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Passengers with luggage and baskets gather on the landing stage to board the New Holland paddle steamer ferry across the Humber. Behind them a steam train travels along the New…

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Huge blocks of ice 2 feet thick block the river Thames at London Bridge, February 1870.

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Fishermen in a rowing boat fish for whitebait in the river Thames using a small net.

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Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

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Picture to download showing a drawing of a large lobster and two prawns on the seabed.

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Illustration to download showing a picture of nine crabs feeding on a fish washed up on a stormy shore.

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