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15. Hull (3) The Marina and Princes Quay Area

Yorkshire Wolds Scenes, East Riding Coast & South Yorkshire - Tourist Information and visitor Attractions from March 2012

 

The Hull Marina complex now occupies parts of what was once the 'Humber Dock' (built 1803-1809), the 'Railway Dock' (built in 1846) and the Victoria Dock (built 1845-1853, now filled in).

 

 

 

 

Marina Area of Hull: The Spurn Head lightship is now moored in the Hull Marina, originally named the New Dock and then Humber Dock. It was built in Goole in 1927 and was stationed off the coast near Spun Head at the mouth of the River Humber. She was retired in 1975 and can now be visited as floating museum.

 

Marina Area of Hull: The single cylinder horizontal steam engine used to draw up vessels from the Humber for repair and fitting out.

Marina Area of Hull: Lots of boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes fill the quays of the marina.

 

Marina Area of Hull:

 

Marina Area of Hull: Some of the old quayside warehouses in the distant left?

 

Marina Area of Hull: An old cannon on the Riverside Quay

 

Marina Area of Hull: The anchor navel memorial sculpture to all naval personnel who gave their lives in the Great World War I (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945)

 

Marina Area of Hull: Looking towards Minerva Pier, Victoria Pier, The Deep Aquarium, and Albert Dock entrance lock? from the Riverside Quay.

 

Marina Area of Hull: The striking pointed riverside front of 'The deep'.

 

The lock gates entrance to the Marina Area of Hull

 

Marina Area of Hull: At low tide large volumes of water are released through the double lock system between the Hull Marina and the River Humber.

 

Is this a way of dredging the double lock gates and dock system?

 

Marina Area of Hull: An anti-submarine gun recovered from the wreck of the ship SS Greltoria, sunk in action in the North Sea in 1917.

 

Marina Area of Hull: Neil Hadlock's sculpture depicts a family from Northern Europe having left ship before continuing to Paragon Station to go by train to Liverpool and then by ship to America.

 

 

Marina Area of Hull: A very modern sculpture of two figures on the marina quay. ???

 

The "SPIDER T" in the docks of Hull Marina.

 

The SPIDER T, is a beautifully restored iron hull Humber Sloop sailing boat built in 1926, here moored up in Hull Marina.

 

 

On the right is the replica of HMS PICKLE, a famous historic motor and sail boat - to be precise - an exact replica of the Royal Navy's famous topsail schooner now residing in Hull's Marina.

 

Broadside view of he replica of HMS PICKLE

 

Left: Residual disused railway tracks heading for Humber Dock Street. Right: The MINERVA pub of ~1829, a stylish building on the corner of  Humber Dock Street and Nelson Street.

 

Looking across the wide River Humber from Nelson Street.

 

Marina Area of Hull: The Princes Quay Shopping Centre is built partly over the 'Junction Dock' built in 1829.

 

The fountain in Hull's old Princess Dock (originally called Junction Dock, opened in 1829.

Princess Dock Street is on the right (formerly called Junction Dock Street).

 

 The Princes Quay is an outlet shopping mall and leisure centre in Hull, partly built over an old dock.

 

The Humber Dock Grill and Bar, the Humber Dock Tavern and the 1884 Restaurant on Humber Dock Street, Hull

 

Details of the 1884 Dock Street Kitchen and Restaurant, Hull, formerly the Hessle Gate Building.

 

There are several bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants around Victoria Dock, the Marina and the Princes Quay Area and all have tables situated on the quayside of Princess Dock Street and Humber Dock Street, especially when the weather is good enough to eat and drink outside. Other pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants are mentioned above if their architecture caught my eye!

Leonardo's Bistro Bar
Cuckoos cafe and bagel bar
McCoys bar and restaurant
   

 

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