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Screw docks are a site where boats came into Bridgetown back in the day. Named because the screws would move dock up and down so boat maintenance could be done, etc. Free to walk by and check out but this was a part of our...More
We were lucky enough to visit the screw dock from inside while on the boat with G Fish. It was built in completed in 1893 and is the only surviving Screw Dock left in the world. It is simply amazing to see the engineering that...More
This is a sacred place. The Screw Dock is the only one left now in the world and it's right there for you to explore. You are able to easily see how the mechanics worked and even the kids were fascinated. An historic, special feature...More
Construction started on this unique piece of Victorian engineering in 1889 and the dock was completed in 1893.It was capable of lifting ships upto 1,200 tons and continued operating until the 1970's. Although the dock is now in a state of disrepair it is easy...More
Wondering along the harbour, past all the tourist traps, my wife and I stumbled upon this unique dry dock. When operational, two massive rotating shafts lifted ships out of the water using lines of rack and pinions raising mighty beams. Though long since disused, you...More