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From London – A Pilgrimage, 1872 by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold

The Shadwell Sailing Club’s safety boat with a sailing dinghy beyond.

A vivid illustration of Greenwich’s maritime diversity – the Portwey, a traditional Thames tug passes the Damien Hirst-liveried Clipper. Between the Blackwall Rowing Club and the Clipper, a Thames barge is moored.

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Rowing at Greenwich

Under the patronage of the three rival rowing clubs at Greenwich, Poplar RC on the North Bank and the Curlew RC and Globe RC at Greenwich on the South Bank, there is much interest in rowing on the tideway in single and double sculls, and in fours and eights. The highlight of the annual rowing calendar falls in September each year when the Great River Race brings several hundred oarsmen and women to row through Central London.

Greenwich from Island Gardens across the River, a view unchanged for over 250 years. Celebrations at Greenwich and Deptford

Among the many sea-borne visitors, there is a centuries-old tradition, a special welcome for distinguished sailors and historic vessels. Here at Deptford Queen Elizabeth 1 knighted Francis Drake in 1581 following his circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80 and in June 1967 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Francis Chichester at Greenwich following his solo circumnavigation in Gipsy Moth IV-using the same sword that Queen Elizabeth I had used in 1581.

The Grand Turk, a Napoleonic Wars replica man-of-war was built in Turkey for a Hornblower’ adventure film. On a visit from her mooring in France she is seen midstream in the Thames at Greenwich.

The Thames Barrier from downstream on the south side of the River.

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