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The Old Oil Jetty


Stretching out into the River Mersey is the old jetty at Rock Ferry. The jetty was originally used by Mersey Ferries when there was a Rock Ferry service but this ended in 1957 and the jetty was greatly modified for use by the new Tranmere Oil Terminal in 1960, it now no longer appears to be used, two more modern jetties lies a short distance up river.

The Old Oil Jetty


Stretching out into the River Mersey is the old jetty at Rock Ferry. The jetty was originally used by Mersey Ferries when there was a Rock Ferry service but this ended in 1957 and the jetty was greatly modified for use by the new Tranmere Oil Terminal in 1960, it now no longer appears to be used, two more modern jetties lies a short distance up river.

comments (17)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Sep 2009, 01:36
A crane!!! And a wonderful POV, Les, for this very strong image.
Les Auld: We have cranes large and small all along the river Ginnie, worthy of a study or two no doubt. Thanks for the comment.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 2 Sep 2009, 03:37
Les, it looks like it may be missing a few legs (under the jetty). Very nice work here.
Les Auld: No all there Kay, thanks for the comment.
nice processing.
Les Auld: Thanks Genevieve, appreciate the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 2 Sep 2009, 07:03
Quite a difference in high and low tides with the depth of water judging from your shot Les,hope you kept your feet dry !!! Excellent marine study well captured and good info as well.Like the positioning and angle you have used.
Les Auld: A ten metre tidal range during the spring tides Graham. Taken at low tide, I walked out along an old stone jetty to get the angle. Thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Sep 2009, 07:18
Just love the way nature takes over all man made objects
Les Auld: Those barnacles get everywhere Tony, thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2009, 09:30
A great picture Les - and look how tidal it is here!
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, the Mersey has the second highest tidal range in England, only beaten by the River Severn.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2009, 11:32
Nice piece of port infrastructure - I wonder if it's days are numbered. Decommisioning is never our strong point.
Les Auld: True Mike things like this tend to just be left to decay away, with warning notices of course. Thanks for the comment.
Wonderful perspecive view of this industrial pice attacked by the elements Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Chad, risked life and limb on the stone jetty, at least that is the story Chad, thanks for the comment.
Good POV Les, I often wonder how they managed to build things like this in days gone by.
Les Auld: Especially as there is a strong tide race along there Brian, thanks for the comment.
I wonder how long this will survive before the rust gets to it? I like the low angle here.
Les Auld: A few years yet Alan I suspect, thanks for the comment.
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 2 Sep 2009, 13:11
a great image of something that you wouldn't think would be so photogenic... very cool smile
Les Auld: It looks better on the screen than in the flesh though Eliza, thanks for the comment.
Great composition Les..It makes a fine image
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, a crop and it seemed to work, thanks for the comment.
Nice view point Les.
Les Auld: A bit slippery underfoot though Bernie, thanks for the comment.
Nice relic Les. I suppose eventually they will demolish it.
Les Auld: Maybe one day Bill but I won't hold my breath. Thanks for the comment.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2009, 23:09
Quite an unusual composition and choice of subject matter. I like the heavy clouds and muddy looking water and the fact that nothing has been prettied up.
Ingrid
Les Auld: There is definitely nothing pretty along the banks of the Mersey here Ingrid. Thanks for the comment.
What a wonderful point of view....No words!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Kavita.

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