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A Rust Bucket in the Rain


The Mersey Mariner is a grab dredger used by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company to clear the dock areas of mud and silt. It is not used that often these days and is seen here at it's regular mooring in Huslisson Dock amongst the bouys and the scrap metal.

A Rust Bucket in the Rain


The Mersey Mariner is a grab dredger used by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company to clear the dock areas of mud and silt. It is not used that often these days and is seen here at it's regular mooring in Huslisson Dock amongst the bouys and the scrap metal.

comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • flying to Atlanta in a few minutes
  • 30 Jun 2008, 05:22
I think it IS the scrap metal, Les. grin Seriously, it's clear it has had a job to do and has apparently done it well, if looks tell the story!
Les Auld: Over many years Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Jun 2008, 12:01
Fantastic image Les, you do such a great job with the trains and ships/boats.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, strangely enough I think I prefer inanimate objects to photograph.
Excellent piece of rust here Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie, can't beat a bit of rust.
  • Paolo
  • Italy
  • 30 Jun 2008, 17:33
I suppose it's not completely out of order, given the (partially) good state of the rear infrastructures. In any case it's a magnificent photo, with the right touch of decadence
Les Auld: Used occasionally Paolo, thanks for the comemnt.
Looking at the state of this Les I'm surprised it is used at all. Good picture, like all the rust marks.
Les Auld: It does look a bit dilapidated Brian, but the ship is basically sound. Thanks for the comment.
That's a great rusty old tub Les!
Les Auld: Still see it occasionally working around the docks, rust and all. Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Jun 2008, 23:05
This ship seems to be listing in the mooring. Great picture
Les Auld: It is Louis, I have a head on shot which shows the list to good effect. Thanks for the comment.
  • Padraig
  • Scotland
  • 1 Jul 2008, 22:39
wonderfully rusty, great shot.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Padraig, the rust just grows on you doesn't it.

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