Harwich, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée travel poster of Harwich, depicting a view of the Quay. The foreground is dominated by the iconic Lightvessel 18 (or LV18), a former lightship that is now permanently docked in Harwich. Also in the waters of the River Stour here is a lifeboat from RNLI Harwich Lifeboat Station. Between the ships is Halfpenny Pier(or Ha'penny Pier), one of England's few wooden piers still in regular use.
Harwich is a town with a long maritime history, having been among England's busiest ports since medieval times. The Mayflower, arguably the most famous sailing ship in history, was captained by a Harwich man, and likely sailed to America from Harwich. Another famous Harwich ship was HMS Conqueror, which took the surrender of the French admiral at the Battle of Trafalgar. Moving forward to the First World War, Harwich harbour hosted the surrender of the German U-boat fleet in 1918. To this day, Harwich is a busy port - Harwich International Port runs regular services to the Hook of Holland.
We have also illustrated nearby Dovercourt.
This Harwich illustration by artist Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster. For our classic art print of Harwich, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.