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Funnel storage

Not sure which section this should go in ! The de -funnelling station at Eastham Manchester ship canal.
Funnel on the right is a Harrison line not sure about the left one and the cargo ship cant tell the name is Rumanian.

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I was wondering , how long did it take to detach and attach the top of the funnels.
Was this done whilst the ship is in the lock ?.
 

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Barny,

I was going to leave it in Cargo ships. However I think here is probably a better home for it. An interesting photo.

Neville - Hawkey01
 

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There was a layby berth just inside the locks complete with crane for shipping/unshipping funnels and (in some cases) topmasts.

Derek
 

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Topmasts? A good second mates question! I wonder how many new entries to the MN have even heard of them.
 

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The de-funneling crane is now gone alas, but the lay by berth is still used from time to time.
It used to be a favoured site taking photos of passing ships, (and for lovers due to it's seclusion), but Peel Holdings have secured the area and any attempt to enter brings a rapid visit from security.
 

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Reminds me of my early coasting trips with BF.
We were docked in Bootle and the night watch junior doing the morning shakes informed us that a ship had appeared opposite us that must have been in a terrible storm as it had lost its funnel!
 

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Interesting pic. Would still like the left funnel identified??
 

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