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  Folbot Assembly
Read on to see Kate assemble a Greenland II in about 20 minutes.
9:18 - Kate arrives at the dock with a Greenland II in its two bags.
We have seen a Greenland II assembled by one person in less than 6 minutes.
www.folbot.com /assembly.html   (154 words)

  News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Greenland Dock is now used purely for recreational purposes; it is one of only two working enclosed docks on the south bank of the River Thames.
Greenland Dock suffered greatly during World War II, when many of the warehouses were razed by German bombing and the great lock was rendered unusable due to bomb damage.
Greenland Dock, which now belonged to the local authority, escaped this fate and in 1981 was handed over to the London Docklands Development Corporation.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Greenland_Dock   (1125 words)

  Greenland Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies from the eleventh century until 1814.
The Atlantic Ocean borders Greenland's southeast; the Greenland Sea is to the east; the Arctic Ocean is to the north; and Baffin Bay is to the west.
All towns and settlements of Greenland are situated along the ice-free coast, with the population being concentrated along the Western coast.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Greenland.html   (2714 words)

 HOWLAND GREAT DOCK : Encyclopedia Entry
Greenland Dock is the oldest of London's riverside docks, located in Rotherhithe in the area of the city now known as Docklands.
Greenland Dock is now used purely for recreational purposes; it is one of only two working enclosed docks on the south bank of the River Thames.
Greenland Dock suffered greatly during World War II, when many of the warehouses were razed by German bombing and the great lock was rendered unusable due to bomb damage.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Howland_Great_Dock   (1127 words)

 The Development at Greenland Passage
Greenland Passage is located between Greenland Dock and the River Thames, within London Docklands.
Princes Court is beside Greenland Pier and the lock entrance to South Dock.
This lock is the main entrance into Greenland Dock and South Dock Marina (which is the largest marina in London).
www.greenlandpassage.co.uk /development.html   (784 words)

 Greenland Dock
By the mid 18th century it had become a base for Arctic whalers and was renamed Greenland Dock.
During the 19th century Greenland Dock handled trade in Scandinavian and Baltic timber and Canadian grain, cheese and bacon.
The dock was enlarged in 1904 and closed in 1969, along with the rest of the Surrey Docks.
www.hidden-london.com /greenlanddock.html   (181 words)

 Greenland Dock - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Now used purely for recreational purposes, it is one of only two working enclosed docks on the south bank of the River Thames.
They immediately set about "improving" the rural property, obtaining parliamentary permission in 1695 to construct a rectangular dock with an area of about 10 acres (40,000 m²), capable of accommodating around 120 ships.
It was lined with warehouses and immense piles of timber or "deal", which were maintained by the athletic deal porters.
www.music.us /education/G/Greenland-Dock.htm   (1162 words)

 Surrey Commercial Docks Information
The Surrey Commercial Docks were a large group of docks in Rotherhithe on the south bank (the Surrey side) of the Thames in south east London.
By the mid-18th century the dock had become a base for Arctic whalers and was renamed Greenland Dock.
A characteristic sight of the docks were the "deal porters", dockers who specialised in carrying huge baulks of deal (timber) across their shoulders and wore special headgear to protect their heads from the rough wood.
www.bookrags.com /Surrey_Docks   (721 words)

 Southwark - Rotherhithe
With the decline of the London docks in the last half of the 20th century, Surrey Docks fell into disuse and was remodelled as part of the overall Docklands development plan.
Canada Dock was the basin furthest from the Thames in the Surrey Docks complex, and was linked to Albion Dock and Greenland Dock at its northern and south-eastern extremities.
Russia Dock was pretty much the central basin of the Surrey Docks complex, running due north from Greenland Dock and then swinging northwest to become Stave Dock.
www.jbutler.org.uk /London/Southwark/Rotherhithe.shtml   (1182 words)

 Greenland Dock - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
Between 1895-1904 Greenland Dock was greatly expanded by being extended to the west in a project carried out under Sir John_Wolfe-Barry, the engineer who built Tower_Bridge.
Greenland Dock suffered greatly during World_War_II, when many of the warehouses were razed by German bombing and the great lock was rendered unusable due to bomb damage.
Greenland Dock, which now belonged to the local authority, escaped this fate and in 1981 was handed over to the London_Docklands_Development_Corporation.
www.indexsuche.com /Greenland_Dock.html   (961 words)

 LDDC Water Use Strategy 1997
St Katharine Dock is already established as a location for historic vessels and the smaller dock basins such as Limehouse Basin and the Pontoon Dock have similar potential.
Although the docks are no longer used for commercial freight, the waterborne transport of construction materials is a significant use of the docks and the river which the Corporation supports.
This dock will continue to be an area supporting the more passive water recreation pursuits; a location and centre for floating restaurants and pubs and an attractive area to walk around at lunch time or in the evening.
www.lddc-history.org.uk /water/index.html   (9131 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Even the docks themselves which had not been used for shipping since the 1970’s are experiencing a pickup in business by small firms who want to transfer cargo to bigger ports in a quicker and safer manner than over land.
In the mid 1960s the docks began to see a decline in business as container ships were developed and put into use, and the ports were moved to Tilbury.
The island is only accessible by using either the docks by river, the few small tunnels from the south bank or to use the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), a monorail built by the LDDC in the 80s, which runs from the City to The Isle of Dogs.
datafortress2020.110mb.com /dock.htm   (804 words)

 Southwark Council | Your Services | Sports & Leisure | South Dock Marina | Getting Here by River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
South Dock Marina is situated on the south bank of the river Thames in Limehouse Reach, about a mile upstream from Greenwich and about two miles downstream from Tower Bridge.
The lock entrance to South Dock Marina is inside and immediately downstream of Greenland Pier.
Greenland Pier is used by commercial craft so please don't moor here.
www.southwark.gov.uk /YourServices/SportsandLeisure/SouthDockMarina/GettingHereRiver.html   (391 words)

 Surrey Docks - add
The canal was widened into the Russia Dock in 1898 in conjuction with the enlargement of neighbouring Greenland Dock.
In 1855-60 a new entrance lock and basin was constructed with Albion Dock to the west.
The Dock Manager's Office was in use 1887-1969 and was restored by the LDDC.
www.london-footprints.co.uk /wksurreydocksadd.htm   (775 words)

 LDDC Completion Booklet - Surrey Docks
More and more docks were dug out and named after the countries from which their cargoes came, such as Russia.
They fought back: South Dock was pumped dry, and used to build the concrete caissons for the Mulberry Harbours (named after Mulberry Quay in the docks) used in the D-Day landings.
The architecture of new housing development in the Surrey Docks sought to bridge the gap between suburban and inner city building, to create a new urban environment in the heart of the capital.
www.lddc-history.org.uk /surrey/index.html   (3618 words)

 Other Local Groups
The Friends of Russia Dock Woodland is a group of residents who help protect and enhance the woodland, which runs through the middle of the Rotherhithe peninsula in London.
The community aspiration is for a "low, clean and green" waterside village, preserving and enhancing the attractions of Canada Water itself but also becoming a community focus rather than a barren set of car parks.
A site for people who live or work in Rotherhithe, or are visiting the area, and who have questions about pet and wildlife welfare - from what to do and who to call in the event of problems, to where you can find help on adopting a cat or dog, or finding a lost pet.
www.russiadockwood.ukfriends.com /html/other_local_groups.html   (513 words)

 Victorian London - Thames - Docks - Grand Surrey Docks
Surrey Commercial Dock (The) is situated on the peninsula between the Lower Pool and Limehouse Reach.
The Surrey Commercial Docks are in direct railway communication with the London and Brighton system on the south side of the river, and, by means of a siding from the East London Railway, with all the railways north of the Thames, but this latter has not yet been utilised.
Thence the Greenland, 209 feet long by 42 feet 6 inches wide, leads into the south side Greenland Dock, from the eastern end of which the Greenland Lock leads into Limehouse Reach.
www.victorianlondon.org /thames/grandsurrey.htm   (369 words)

 DigiLondon - The London visitor resource
Shadwell Basin is the most significant body of water surviving from the historical London Docks in Wapping, London, situated on the north side of the river Thames east (downstream) of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and west (upstream) of Limehouse.
South Dock is the only surviving fully operational dock in the former Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, London.
It was built in 1807-1811 just south of the larger Greenland Dock, to which it was connected by a lock; it also had a lock giving access to the River Thames.
digilondon.com /index.php?catid=46   (319 words)

 Docklands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Deshalb wurde 1696 erstmals weiter flussabwärts ein Dock gebaut.
Mit der Zeit spezialisierten sich einzelne Docks auf bestimmte Waren: In den Surrey Docks wurde z.B. Holz umgeschlagen, in Millwall Getreide, in St. Katherine's Wolle, Zucker und Kautschuk.
Die ehemaligen Docks werden als Yachthäfen oder Wassersportzentren verwendet.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2Fde%2FDocklands   (1078 words)

Because much of Rotherhithe was covered by the now-defunct Surrey Commercial Docks, the district is often referred to as Surrey Docks or (since the late 1980s) Surrey Quays, though the latter name tends to be used more for the southern half of the peninsula.
Although the docks were closed and largely filled in during the 1980s, and have now been replaced by modern housing and commercial facilities, Rotherhithe is still dominated by its former maritime heritage.
The largest surviving dock on the south bank, Greenland Dock, is the focal point for the southern part of the district, while preserved wharves dominate the riverside at the north end of Rotherhithe.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Rotherhithe%2C_London%2C_England   (913 words)

 Chapter Ambergris of Moby Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
I opine, that it is plainly traceable to the first arrival of the Greenland whaling ships in London, more than two centuries ago.
The consequence is, that upon breaking into the hold, and unloading one of these whale cemeteries, in the Greenland dock, a savor is given forth somewhat similar to that arising from excavating an old city graveyard, for the foundations of a Lying-in Hospital.
As its name imports (smeer, fat; berg, to put up), this village was founded in order to afford a place for the blubber of the Dutch whale fleet to be tried out, without being taken home to Holland for that purpose.
www.bibliomania.com /0/0/36/2004/26758/1.html   (756 words)

 Portsmouth Herald Local News: Shipping to ‘feed’ economy
Cargo, such as imported shoes from Italy, is packaged on pallets and placed ahead of time into the huge boxes that become the trailer of an 18-wheeler.
When container ships dock, huge cranes pick up the boxes and place them on the wheels of the truck, which then drives away with the goods.
Marconi has done his part to welcome the operation by building security fencing around a barge dock at the port, which was created for a container operation but has been unused for years.
www.seacoastonline.com /2004news/09112004/news/36991.htm   (523 words)

 Greenland in 2004 (4 Nuuk)
It survived a smallpox epidemic in 1736 and was maintained as a Danish trading post until it became the administrative centre of Greenland during W.W. The city boomed in the '50's when Greenland became a county of Denmark.
Greenland is a modern welfare state made possible by huge subsidies by Denmark.
Here is a last glance at the west coast of Greenland as we leave it for the coast of Labrador on the other side of Davis Strait.
berclo.net /page04/04en-greenland-4.html   (855 words)

 Cruise Critic News: NCV Floats Out Fram This Weekend
The ship is then pulled by a tug boat to the outfitting dock where interior construction begins.
Her summer months will be spent sailing three different Greenland itineraries through November, before undertaking a 66-night pole-to-pole cruise to Antarctica and South America.
Norwegian Coastal Voyage is already booking trips to Greenland with a savings of up to $300 per person.
www.cruisecritic.com /news/news.cfm?ID=1862   (334 words)

 South Dock on DigiLondon - The London visitor resource
The dock was seriously damaged by German attacks in World War II, when the area was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe.
The revival of the Surrey Docks proved short-lived with the advent of containerization from the 1960s onwards.
The new container ships were much too big to be accommodated in the London docks and, with a few exceptions, most of the river trade moved downriver to Tilbury and other more modern ports around the country.
digilondon.com /index.php?itemid=343   (311 words)

 Thomas Steers - Canal Engineer
Neither Sorocold nor Huss agreed to become the dock engineer, perhaps they were too involved in the construction of the Derby Silk Mill to undertake the work at Liverpool.
Work was still in progress in 1720 when the north side of the dock was raised to stop flooding.Steers reported completion in 1721, the same year that the new Custom House was opened.
The old wooden pier was extended in 1740 but, as mentioned previously, it was rebuilt in stone in 1744, while in 1746 a drydock was ordered to be built at the north end of the new pier.
www.mike.clarke.zen.co.uk /ThomasSteers.htm   (1836 words)

 Area guide for flat shares and rooms to rent in London
Surrey Commercial Docks first opened officially back in 1697, its main function was the import and export of timber; yet it had already received a certain amount of notability, prior to this, due to the Pilgrim Fathers infamous trip to America on the Mayflower back in 1620.
During the bombing of Second World War the docks were all but destroyed, only four bodies of open water remained: The Greenland Dock, The South Dock, The Norway Dock and Canada Dock (Canada Water).
The opportunity for fun does not stop here either, as situated on the Greenland Dock is the Surrey Docks Watersport Centre,where you have the option of either windsurfing, canoeing or rowing; however, if you prefer to do something a bit more leisurely then you could always take a stroll around Stave Hill Ecological Park.
www.niceroom.co.uk /areas.php   (950 words)

 Rotherhithe & Surrey Quays, SE16
Rotherhithe and the Docks have the highest density of cycle lanes in the borough, with notable routes including Rotherhithe Street, the Albion Channel, the ecological park and Russia Dock woodland, and Greenland Dock.
The Howland Wet Dock (renamed Greenland Dock once the whaling trade was centred there) was the second wet dock in London, built in 1696-1700, and was much bigger than its predecessor at Blackwell.
The Docks were destroyed during the Blitz and many other Rotherhithe building were flattened in the Second World War, but trade recovered quickly in the 1940s and 50s.
www.se16.btinternet.co.uk   (4084 words)

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