Gathering ballast from river bed

#Picture Number TP80

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two men on a punt (lighter?) gathering ballast from a river bed. One man holds the boat steady with a pole while the other winds a winch to haul up the gravel. The boat is low in the water, laden with ballast.