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Historic site, Merchants Wharf

Merchants Wharf, Bristol


Photograph of Historic site, Merchants Wharf. A modern housing development is built on the site of the Teaste family shipyard. Sydenham Teaste built a number of ships for the African trade. In 1764 he co-owned the slave ship The Duke of York and in 1786 refitted the slave ship the Hector . Across the water is the Mud Dock, where ships were repaired during this era.

With thanks to the authors of the Slave Trade Trail around Central Bristol, Madge Dresser, Caletta Jordan, Doreen Taylor.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: 18th Century

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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