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Old 24th August 2005, 17:40
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Just spent a few days working in South Humberside so I took the opportunity to view and photograph the local shipping scene.... are there ANY vantage points on the south side of the Humber? It's all industrial.

Found a couple of vessels in Grimsby Dock but ended up following the River Trent round to Goole, found some ships there

Any info on vantage points would be much appreciated

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Old 24th August 2005, 19:27
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if you have transport one of the best places to see movment of the ship is spurn point but wrap up well on a day like to-day
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Old 24th August 2005, 19:42
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spurn point is on the north side
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Old 24th August 2005, 20:16
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Hi Robert
go to this site htpp:// www.quaysides.co.uk and look in the links section
and click on HUMBERSHIPS you will find the info but if you come over to the
North bank Spurn point is a good spot was there last saturday plenty of movement

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Old 25th August 2005, 19:24
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Thanks for that, hopefully back up that way in the next couple of weeks and will attemp north & south sides.

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I spent the last six months of my naval career on the Signal Station at Spurn Point. Amongst lots of other things we noted all shipping entering or leaving and informed their owners by telegram. We also made a bob or two from the Weather men by taking various readings several times a day. I don't know about now, but there was a manned lifeboat station at Spurn Point. Dring the war the Royal Artillery manned heavy guns facing outwards. Italian prisoners of war built up the sea wall from Kilnsea to the Point. Other than that there was nothing but sea birds and the sea, and it was six days camel ride to get to civilization and a pint. Oh a life on the ocean waves is better than going to sea!
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Old 27th August 2005, 21:37
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Just spent a few days working in South Humberside so I took the opportunity to view and photograph the local shipping scene.... are there ANY vantage points on the south side of the Humber? It's all industrial.

Found a couple of vessels in Grimsby Dock but ended up following the River Trent round to Goole, found some ships there

Any info on vantage points would be much appreciated

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The best position for siting ships in the upper Humber is just to the east of South Ferriby (Ferriby Cliff) here the ships for both the Ouse and Trent pass within two cables of the shore.

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The best position for siting ships in the upper Humber is just to the east of South Ferriby (Ferriby Cliff) here the ships for both the Ouse and Trent pass within two cables of the shore.

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To see the big stuff inwards on the Lower Humber. Panamax, Aframax and Cape Size.

These all pass Spurn Point inwards about 2hrs.before HW Hull (Albert.) About 3 cables off the Point.

(Outwards they maybe well to the south on the Grimsby side, around HW Albert or LW Spurn.)


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Old 22nd January 2006, 15:20
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Thanks for the above info everyone, I might be back in the area soon.

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Old 22nd January 2006, 15:49
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Hull Goole

Punch in "Yorkshire ship Enthusiasts "into your steam driven tripe setter,and see what comes up .They are a club that rome the Humber (and many other places) photographing ships and I am sure they will help you.
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Old 24th January 2006, 15:32
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Humber Shipping

No one mentioned the Bull Fort if you are prepared off Cleethorpes
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Old 1st February 2006, 19:57
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South Bank of Humber

You never mentioned Immingham Dock and outside Berths where the bigger ships dock.

Bull fort is private property and inaccessable other than by boat, with a 5/6 knot tide running by it.

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