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Now as promised in my previous post, here are a few more Cunard ports to add to our unseen ports list.

 

Algiers, Algeria

Bizerte, Tunisia

Merok, Norway

Milford Haven, Wales

Syros, Greece

Tarawa, Kiribati

 

I have an idea one of our frequent contributors to this thread just might have a photo of one of these locations. 😉

 

There's one more port I've found but I'm keeping that for myself to contribute a bit later since it's a place I've visited.

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Here is another public domain image of a place I've visited but don't have my own photo to contribute. This could be a bit of a challenge since it's not on our unseen ports list. I only recently discovered it has been a Cunard port in the past. But given the details in the image to investigate (including the water tower, bridges and cranes), I imagine someone will be able to identify this one.

 

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8 hours ago, ExArkie said:

Probably not a grand testament to my travels in that I recognized (or at least thought I did) the industrial waterfront easier than the lighthouse. It looks to me to be Dalian (Liaoning Province), China.

 

 

Correct, well done @ExArkie!    I had a similar reaction when I saw the photo on wikimedia - "Dalian has a lighthouse?  Who knew?"  😃

 

Every one of my trips there was in Dalian's wintertime, and December and January typically are well below 0c.  Coming from Australia summer or from Hong Kong or Shanghai, where it was much warmer, I always froze.

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7 hours ago, bluemarble said:

Here is another public domain image of a place I've visited but don't have my own photo to contribute. This could be a bit of a challenge since it's not on our unseen ports list. I only recently discovered it has been a Cunard port in the past. But given the details in the image to investigate (including the water tower, bridges and cranes), I imagine someone will be able to identify this one.

 

 

 

I was very happy to find a water tower that I thought matched, but then it turned out to be in Centerville Ohio, near Dayton.  A very long way from a Cunard port.  I'll try again later on today.

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14 hours ago, bluemarble said:

Here is another public domain image of a place I've visited but don't have my own photo to contribute. This could be a bit of a challenge since it's not on our unseen ports list. I only recently discovered it has been a Cunard port in the past. But given the details in the image to investigate (including the water tower, bridges and cranes), I imagine someone will be able to identify this one.

 

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Found!  This is Portland, Oregon.  The water tower is at the corner of North Blandena Ave and North Denver Ave.  The port facility is the Vigor Shipyard.  And the two bridges are the Burlington Northern Railroad lift bridge and the St. Johns bridge over the Willamette River.

 

The railroad lift bridge was the key clue for me which led to this port.

 

I think this makes a Cunard port triple, with Portland England and Portland Maine.  We have a Portland VIC here in Australia, west of Melbourne, that was the site of Victoria's first permanent European settlement.  But I don't think we can get a port quadruple from that location.

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6 hours ago, sfred said:

 

Found!  This is Portland, Oregon.  The water tower is at the corner of North Blandena Ave and North Denver Ave.  The port facility is the Vigor Shipyard.  And the two bridges are the Burlington Northern Railroad lift bridge and the St. Johns bridge over the Willamette River.

 

The railroad lift bridge was the key clue for me which led to this port.

 

I think this makes a Cunard port triple, with Portland England and Portland Maine.  We have a Portland VIC here in Australia, west of Melbourne, that was the site of Victoria's first permanent European settlement.  But I don't think we can get a port quadruple from that location.

I wish there were an “educational” button in addition to the others, because I learn something new every day on this thread. Thank you.

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6 hours ago, sfred said:

Found!  This is Portland, Oregon.  The water tower is at the corner of North Blandena Ave and North Denver Ave.  The port facility is the Vigor Shipyard.  And the two bridges are the Burlington Northern Railroad lift bridge and the St. Johns bridge over the Willamette River.

 

The railroad lift bridge was the key clue for me which led to this port.

 

I think this makes a Cunard port triple, with Portland England and Portland Maine.  We have a Portland VIC here in Australia, west of Melbourne, that was the site of Victoria's first permanent European settlement.  But I don't think we can get a port quadruple from that location.

 

Yes indeed, that's Portland Oregon. It's listed on a 6-night "Pacific Coastal" Sagafjord itinerary for June 1990 (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Victoria, Vancouver). You may recall we previously discussed whether Portland, Oregon has been a Cunard port to make that port name triple. Now we know that it has.

 

I didn't know this before, but there is an unincorporated community named Portland in my home state of Iowa among the many places named Portland around the world. According to Wikipedia, Portland, Oregon has the distinction of being "the largest city in the world named Portland".

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I've been searching wikimedia for appropriate pictures of the few remaining ports on our unseen list that I've been to.  I've tried to find photos of port facilities, ships, or places/buildings with a nautical theme or historical importance.  Sometimes the photos are way too hard to find, and I've struggled to locate them on google maps even knowing the port. 

 

Here's a port where I found two photos, one of the shipping pier that might provide cargo crane clues, and the other of several historical city buildings in the area where the port was first founded.  In google street view there have been some recent changes in the signage on the buildings.

 

A hint is that this is another "outsourcing" city.

 

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13 minutes ago, sfred said:

I've been searching wikimedia for appropriate pictures of the few remaining ports on our unseen list that I've been to.  I've tried to find photos of port facilities, ships, or places/buildings with a nautical theme or historical importance.  Sometimes the photos are way too hard to find, and I've struggled to locate them on google maps even knowing the port. 

 

Here's a port where I found two photos, one of the shipping pier that might provide cargo crane clues, and the other of several historical city buildings in the area where the port was first founded.  In google street view there have been some recent changes in the signage on the buildings.

 

A hint is that this is another "outsourcing" city.

 

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I shall hazard a guess of Chennai, India

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2 hours ago, North West Newbie said:

 

I shall hazard a guess of Chennai, India

 

Correct!  A much warmer port than my previous post of Dalian China.  I've only gotten to Chennai twice, on India business trips that included Delhi and Bangalore. 

 

The second photo is of historical buildings in the George Town / Parry's Corner area of Chennai, where the city started in the mid 1600s.  The area was named "George Town" by the British in 1911, in honour of King George V when he was crowned as Emperor of India.

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Tonopah said:

Has this fun and favorite thread finally reached its end? *sigh*

 

This thread hasn't quite reached the end it would appear. I think I can come up with just a couple more places I've visited but don't have my own photo. And to see if we can drum up any more interest from other contributors, here is our latest unseen Cunard port list.

 

Cunard ports not seen yet on the "Where in the World?" thread

Aarhus, Denmark
Abaco, Bahamas
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Aden, Yemen
Agadir, Morocco
Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Aguilas, Spain
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Akita, Japan
Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia
Al Manama, Bahrain
Al Mukalla, Yemen
Alanya, Turkey
Algiers, Algeria
Almeria, Spain
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Altea, Spain
Ambon, Indonesia
Anavilhanas Archipelago, Brazil
Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Anjouan, Comoros
Antofagasta, Chile
Anzac Cove, Turkey
Apra, Guam
Arendal, Norway
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Balholm/Balestrand, Norway
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Baubau, Indonesia
Belawan, Indonesia
Biak, Indonesia
Bitung, Indonesia
Bizerte, Tunisia
Bodo, Norway
Bom Bom Island, Sao Tome and Principe
Bornholm, Denmark
Brindisi, Italy
Cadaques, Spain
Cape York QLD, Australia
Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Carriacou, Grenada Grenadines
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Castro, Chile
Cebu, Philippines
Ceuta, Spanish Morocco
Christiansoe, Denmark
Christmas Island, Kiribati
Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo
Collioure, France
Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Cooktown QLD, Australia
Daba Al-Hisn, Oman
Davao, Philippines
Deboyne Lagoon, Papua New Guinea
Delos, Greece
Desroches, Seychelles
Diego Suarez/Antsiranana, Madagascar
Djibouti, Djibouti
Drottningholm, Sweden
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Dunmore East, Ireland
Easter Island, Chile
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Exmouth WA, Australia
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Florianopolis, Brazil
Formentera Island, Balearic Islands
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galveston, Texas
Georgetown, Ascension Island
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Glengarriff, Ireland
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Goa, India
Godthaab, Greenland
Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Guangzhou, China
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Gudvangen, Norway
Hakodate, Japan
Hanko, Finland
Haugesund, Norway
Hayman Island QLD, Australia
Heimaey, Iceland
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hodeidah, Yemen
Holsteinborg, Greenland
Homer, Alaska
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Ilhabela, Brazil
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Isola di Ponza, Italy
Jakobshavn, Greenland
Jedda, Saudi Arabia
Jeju-do, South Korea
Kagoshima, Japan
Kanazawa, Japan
Kangean Islands, Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan
Karpathos, Greece
Kerteminde, Denmark
Khasab, Oman
Khor Al Fa Kkan, UAE
Kingston, Jamaica
Kiriwina, Papua New Guinea
Kitakyushu, Japan
Kos, Greece
Kristiansund, Norway
Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kyrenia, Cyprus
La Digue, Seychelles
La Guaira, Venezuela
Labadie Shores, Haiti
Laccadive Islands, India
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Lamu, Kenya
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Larantuka, Indonesia
Lautoka, Fiji
Lome, Togo
Low Island QLD, Australia
Lyngseidet, Norway
Mahajanga, Madagascar
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Malacca, Malaysia
Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Manfredonia, Italy
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mariefred, Sweden
Marmaris, Turkey
Marstrand, Sweden
Mas a Tierra/Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Massawa, Eritrea
Mazatlan, Mexico
Merok, Norway
Milford Haven, Wales
Molokai, Hawaii
Molyvos, Greece
Montserrat, British Overseas Territories
Moroni, Comoros
Motril, Spain
Mtwara, Tanzania
Muara, Brunei
Nagoya, Japan
Nessebar, Bulgaria
Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis
Norheimsund, Norway
Nosy Komba, Madagascar
Ofotfjord, Norway
Olbia, Sardinia
Opatija, Croatia
Orpheus Island QLD, Australia
Oye, Norway
Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Palopo, Indonesia
Patras, Greece
Pekalongan, Indonesia
Pohnpei/Ponape, Micronesia
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Porquerolles, France
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Denarau, Fiji
Port Douglas QLD, Australia
Port Sudan, Sudan
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Portofino, Italy
Portoroz, Slovenia
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
Praslin, Seychelles
Prickly Pear Cays, Anguilla
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Pulau Bawean, Indonesia
Pulau Naira, Indonesia
Pulau Nias, Indonesia
Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
Pulau Pelangi, Indonesia
Pulau Penuba, Indonesia
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Puri, India
Qingdao/Tsingtao, China
Qinhuangdao, China
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rijeka, Croatia
Ringaskiddy, Ireland
Rockland, Maine
Rugen Island, Germany
Saipan, Mariana Islands
Sakaiminato, Japan
Salaverry, Peru
Samana, Dominican Republic
Sanary-Sur-Mer, France
Santa Marta, Colombia
Santana, Brazil
Santo Antonio, Portugal
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
Sanya, China
Seogwipo, South Korea
Sepa Island, Indonesia
Sevastopol, Crimea
Seven Spirit Bay NT, Australia
Sibenik, Croatia
Sibolga, Indonesia
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Skagen, Denmark
Skarsvag, Norway
Skiathos, Greece
Skopelos, Greece
Skyros, Greece
Sokhna, Egypt
Sopot, Poland
St Malo, France
St Pierre, Newfoundland
St Raphael, France
Surabaya, Indonesia
Suva, Fiji
Symi, Greece
Syracuse, Sicily
Syros, Greece
Takoradi, Ghana
Talcahuano, Chile
Tamatave/Toamasina, Madagascar
Tarawa, Kiribati
Tarragona, Spain
Thessalonika, Greece
Thiruvananthapuram, India
Tianjin, China
Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territories
Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia
Tuticorin, India
Varna, Bulgaria
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Vitoria, Brazil
Vung Tau, Vietnam
Waingapu, Indonesia
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wrangell, Alaska
Xingang, China
Yantai, China
Yatsushiro, Japan
Ytterdal/Eidsdal, Norway
Zamboanga, Philippines

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41 minutes ago, Host Hattie said:

I should have read the full list earlier as I have posted a photo of one of those places in a different thread ! Here's another angle

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I think it would probably be a bit unfair for me to identify this one right away since it might have been me who identified it in that photo you posted in another thread. I'll work on North West Newbie's photo this morning instead.

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3 hours ago, Host Hattie said:

I should have read the full list earlier as I have posted a photo of one of those places in a different thread ! Here's another angle

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I found what appears to be a match to that blue railing in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. I haven't actually been there (Swansea is as close as I've been), but it is on the previously-unseen port list.

 

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Correct that's Milford Haven, I hadn't realised it was a Cunard port but google tells me that Texaco chartered Mauretania in 1964 to bring guests to the opening of their new oil refinery.

I haven't been able to find any photos of her but I'll keep looking, I should think she was impressive sight. 

Here's another one showing a variety of craft on the Haven.

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13 minutes ago, Host Hattie said:

Tried a bit harder

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Impressive sight!

 

The voyage I found a few days ago to add Milford Haven as a Cunard port was a July 21 - August 4, 1990 cruise by Vistafjord. That was listed as an "Around U.K. Special Cunard 150th Anniversary Cruise." The itinerary for that cruise was Hamburg, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, Plymouth, Cobh, Milford Haven, Spithead Review, Southampton, London, Leith (Edinburgh), Kirkwall, Lerwick, Hamburg.

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Thank you for the updated list, @bluemarble.

There are a small number of places I know have photos of. Now I just need to find first time and second the photos (pre-digital).

 

Great, you all keep this going.

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Incidentally, I've completely lost track of this thread, so I've probably missed it, but  among all these exotic destinations, have we had a picture of London's Surrey Docks, where the A class ships sailed from between the wars?

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1 hour ago, exlondoner said:

Incidentally, I've completely lost track of this thread, so I've probably missed it, but  among all these exotic destinations, have we had a picture of London's Surrey Docks, where the A class ships sailed from between the wars?

 

@Colin_Cameron contributed this photo of Greenwich and then followed up with the second photo showing one of the Sea Goddesses sailing under Tower Bridge to generically represent the port of London.

 

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I currently have this listed as "London (Greenwich)" on our Cunard ports list.

 

We also have Tilbury listed as a separate port on that list.

 

I have no objection to including Surrey Docks as well if you have a photo to contribute. I have to admit I don't think I have heard of Surry Docks before this so I'm glad to learn about its history as a Cunard port.

 

We ought to have room to list both Greenwich and Surrey Docks on our ports list. After all, we have Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bayonne listed as separate ports serving New York City.

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The Surrey and Commercial Docks were a major dock complex in SE London, from where Cunard operated an intermediate TA service between the wars with five A Class liners, Alaunia etc. The ships mainly were sunk in WW2. The docks closed in the 1970s, and several were filled in. At present I have found pictures of the ships and of the docks but not of a ship in the docks. Will resume after dinner.

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On 6/2/2021 at 12:15 PM, Colin_Cameron said:

There are numerous photos online of old Cunard ships at the George V docks, roughly where the south side of the runway at London City Airport is now. I think it’s close enough to Greenwich to call it the same port.

 

1 hour ago, exlondoner said:

Incidentally, I've completely lost track of this thread, so I've probably missed it, but  among all these exotic destinations, have we had a picture of London's Surrey Docks, where the A class ships sailed from between the wars?

 

43 minutes ago, bluemarble said:

We ought to have room to list both Greenwich and Surrey Docks on our ports list. After all, we have Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bayonne listed as separate ports serving New York City.

 

Since I've offered to add Surrey Docks to our Cunard ports list for @exlondoner, should we now also consider adding the King George V docks you mentioned earlier @Colin_Cameron?

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