Terrific picture taken from one of the cranes. These always fascinated me as they were tailor made for the wharf with the front legs longer than the back to accommodate the steep bank of the canal here. This in actual fact is Manisty Wharf just down canal from the main Ellesmere Port and it served the Bowater paper mill. Notice the fireless locomotive being used in this area which would have been quite volatile if there were a fire. Although Bowaters is no longer there, the wharf is still used and still rail served with coal being brought from Hunterston in Scotland, transhipped from larger ships, then transferred to rail for its final destination, Fiddlers Ferry Power Station on the opposite bank of the Mersey.