The Manchester Ship Canal enters the river near Ellesmere Port. These are a follow up group from yesterday of pictures made on a pleasure cruise down the canal and river from Manchester to Liverpool.
The canal had been built so that ocean going ships could travel all the way in to docks in Salford. It became redundant as ships became bigger and the main port at Liverpool was developed. Now Salford has been rejuvenated with the Lowry Museum and media city etc. Tescos have a plant near Warrington for bottling wine that comes in large containers up the river. Ships come up to the refineries at Stanlow.
The traditional docks at Liverpool have gone but been replaced by a huge container port. Cruise ships and Irish sea ferries come to near the pier head which is where the traditional ferry across the Mersey still runs.