Edward Ogle's plan of the River Thames from London Bridge to Deptford, 1795.
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Map of the Thames, prepared by engineer Josiah Hodskinson, with proposals for the Port of London, including the addition of a canal, improved mooring for cargo ships and colliers (coal ships), and ballast wharves for dredgers removing ballast from the riverbed. The plan shows mooring for ships from Prusia, Rusia, America (a source of tobacco), Lisbon, the West Indies, the Mediterranean, and Holland and Germany. Illustration from the 'Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Best Mode of Providing Sufficient Accommodation for the Increased Trade and Shipping of the Port of London', produced by the House of Commons and published in London in 1796.