Photo by Chris Witts
The Hopper Barge ‘Chub’ is seen leaving Gloucester Lock bound for the gravel pits at Ripple.
Gloucester Lock was opened in 1812 to allow vessels from the River Severn to enter Gloucester Docks and on down the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Sharpness Albeit the canal wasn’t opened until 1827!
Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard