The stone edge of the quay is still to be seen, and it doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to picture it as it was a century ago.
Within an hour, a huge crowd had gathered to watch it enter the new harbour and berth at the quay .
It is a source of pride to see the Celtic Explorer alongside the quay in her home port of Galway.
Canary Wharf was its central quay , the bustling, prosperous heart of a colonial trading empire on which the sun never set.
He was certainly a member of the merchant gild by 1385, when he was also renting from the gild a room on the common quay .
Up to c. 1700, Britain's ports had been largely natural coastal or riverside sites, sometimes with quays and wharfs for lading, and beaching vessels at low tide.
Originally they were quays with small jetties built out to serve shipping.
If he lived by a port, then his duties would require him to deal with the maintenance of ships and quays .
I know that in Liverpool in the late nineteenth century around 0.5 per cent of the entire lineal quayage was unusable because it was covered in rubbish: the lad did not know that.
There are some high quality office spaces available at present, particularly along the quays and docklands area.