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This lovely old building stands on South Quay in Douglas right opposite the new lifting bridge.

The tower used to be the control tower for the former swing bridge where the bridge was hydraulically operated to swing it open.

Gas Works steps that lead from South Quay up to Fort William can also be seen to the left of the image.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Old Swing Bridge Control Tower - South Quay © Peter Killey

 

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All tied up – The two Steam Packet Vessels (The Flag Ship Ben My Chree and the Fast craft Manannan) seen here tied up in Douglas Harbour and unable to sail today (12th September 2011) because of the severe weather conditions in the Irish Sea due to the tail end of hurricane Katia.

The forecast today has given possible further disruptions for the next day or so also!

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 58mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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All tied up in Douglas Harbour - © Peter Killey

 

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Captured the Sailing for the Disabled Yacht “Pride of Mann 2” leaving the Douglas Marina today, obviously she can only leave the inner Harbour whilst the South Quay lifting Bridge is raised.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Pride of Mann 2 - © Peter Killey

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Ben My Chree in Douglas Harbour -  © Peter KilleyCaptured this image of the flagship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s, Ben My Chree whist She was berthed in Douglas Harbour this morning (14/7/11) I was on board the Steam Packet’s fast Craft Manannan which was just about to leave for Liverpool – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my digital compact Nikon S3000 camera.

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In similarity to my last image I took this image tonight (29 June 11) whilst onboard the Ben My Chree which was turning in Douglas Harbour.

The image shows Douglas Lifeboat Station at low tide, the Lifeboat Station houses the Tyne Class boat named after the founder of the RNLI – Sir William Hillary – Reg No 47-032 – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 112mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Douglas Lifeboat Station - © Peter Killey

 

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This Yacht has been berthed at Victoria Pier over the last couple of days, its a Swedish built charther yacht that is 63m long and 11m wide, it has 7 cabins on board and a crew of 15, according to their website you can charter it from £385,000 a week!

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 66mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Lady Britt - Victoria Pier - Douglas © Peter Killey

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Caught these images this morning of Douglas Lifeboat Sir William Hillary taking part in an exercise with a Sea King Helicopter from RAF Valley, I wonder whether Prince Andrew was on board??

The images were taken on my Nikon D80 with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, these subjects were approximately 1 mile out to sea off Onchan Head.

Douglas Lifeboat Exercise © Peter Killey

 

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