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Where: Leinster, County Kilkenny, Ireland

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Looking the Quays in Waterford from the Ferrybank side with a few minor distractions blocking the view! A ship unloading on the North quay with lots of dock workers standing around looking at the photographer while the Captain and Mate are on the bridge keeping an eye on proceedings!
Yesterdays visit to Killarney was very interesting ranging from the construction of the hall to the burning down and the steamy scenes of the phenomenon that was the film "Helga"!

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: 11th December 1926

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3414

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    Flame1958

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:01:48

    Assuming we have the same ship, it has an interesting story... "Ambria was a cargo ship that was built in 1922 by Deutsche Werft, Finkenwerder for German owners. She was sold in 1934 and renamed Gumbinnen. She was sunk by a British destroyer in 1941, raised and repaired." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Ambria

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:08:05

    11 December 1926 was a Saturday ...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:16:31

    Presumably that 'thing' is for putting water in locomotives, going by the dribbles. But why is it furry ?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:20:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That is an interesting finish on the pump, it looks somewhere between barnacles and bearskin!

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:30:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Donkey ? From the same day, this building site for Siemens-Schuckert, which might have something to do with something - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000594017

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Feb/2022 09:57:18

    The something probably being the Shannon scheme - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_hydroelectric_scheme#Constr...

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 09/Feb/2022 10:01:44

    The Ambria had just experienced an eventful year. AUG: "pumped nearly dry . . .heading to wet dock in Penzance for temporary repairs . . . will then be towed to destination without unloading cargo." SEP: "towed to Limerick" OCT: "customs boarded at North Wall Dublin . . crewman Beyer arrested for (allegedly) smuggling cigars"

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    O Mac

    • 09/Feb/2022 10:26:33

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The water stand has been "thatched" with straw to protect it from freezing. Neat job.. implying that the person who did it had nothing better to do.

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    Guerilla Photography (Ireland)

    • 09/Feb/2022 11:31:57

    The building on the far left is now the Waterford Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture. Before that it was a museum. The bus station is now across the road on the quay, I remember waiting for a bus there when I was a student, visiting the museum, it had an automated guide tour, which used something like a phone you'd carry around, punch in the number of the exhibit, then listen to a description of the subject/area in front of you.

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    O Mac

    • 09/Feb/2022 13:59:19

    It's hard to make out exactly what's going on but it appears there's a wooden boat sitting high on a pontoon outside the Ambria's stern.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 09/Feb/2022 15:42:14

    It seems my AUG 1928 report was a little out of date. The Ambia collided in fog with the German-owned Mimi in 1926, off Lands End en route from Emden to Limerick. It was immediately towed to Penzance (by Mimi) where it was beached for emergency repairs. It may be assumed that its intended towing to Limerick was also in 1926. Or might it have been towed the shorter distance to Waterford with the intention of transferring the steel cargo to rail? That would have made for a newsworthy photograph. And might even explain the presence of "suits" dockside.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 09/Feb/2022 15:59:49

    Spoke too soon. And yet, might that be another turbine still on the ship? And taking a shortcut via Waterford? Untitled-1_26.psd

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    suckindeesel

    • 09/Feb/2022 16:57:40

    Looks like the 'North Wharf', going by the track layout and signal box. All that infrastructure now gone. Probably transferring that Siemens-Schuckert gear to Limerick via rail.