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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:12 BST (UK) »
could right there SS Victoria is of the same build and size of those in photo
but i can t help with landscape as i m not familar with the Isle of Man

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:13 BST (UK) »
http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/rail/iom.htm

Scroll down to 'Douglas Head Cliff Railway' and look at the r-g sepia photograph. The hotel KG has identified can be clearly seen on the extreme right,
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:18 BST (UK) »
could right there SS Victoria is of the same build and size of those in photo
but i can t help with landscape as i m not familar with the Isle of Man

But I am!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

I've seen pictures of the ferries at the pier, back in the hey-day of tourism here.
Buggered if I can find a photo now!! ;D

Falcon Cliff Hotel is still there, but it's offices these days.
It's still painted white; it's an iconic landmark.
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:21 BST (UK) »
I've seen pictures of the ferries at the pier, back in the hey-day of tourism here.
Buggered if I can find a photo now!! ;D

Watch your language  ;D  have you looked at the photo I mentioned? Lots of ferries + the hotel.
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:25 BST (UK) »
I've seen pictures of the ferries at the pier, back in the hey-day of tourism here.
Buggered if I can find a photo now!! ;D

Watch your language  ;D  have you looked at the photo I mentioned? Lots of ferries + the hotel.

Apologies! :-[ Frustration creeping in.

The view on the photos, just like the original photo, is very familiar.
Must have seen something similar at The Manx Museum.
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:28 BST (UK) »
spot on well done
and don t worry about not finding
the photo i get that way often,
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:54 BST (UK) »
Well done everybody, itís definitely a view across Douglas Harbour - the hotel is the clincher for me.

The Isle of Mann makes sense - my mother and father went there on honeymoon - and people from this part of the world would be more likely to visit the Isle of Mann than Scotland. The photograph was in a box of other, similarly unidentified, photographs which are certainly un-related to them.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 26 July 20 18:17 BST (UK) »
As for dates - pre WW1, I reckon.

Not all the ships were twin-funnels.
Postcards on this site:
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Re: Unknown Boats ????
« Reply #26 on: Monday 27 July 20 11:05 BST (UK) »
Good work, everybody!  ;D
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