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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? (Cloud) 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 (Thumb)

Any info on vantage points would be much appreciated

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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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Bob S said:
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? (Cloud) 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 (Thumb)

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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Bankliner said:
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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