National Geographic : 1958 Jul
Willard Price (below) and National Geographic Photographer Robert F. Sisson © N.G.S . A barge armada moves cargo from anchored ships to riverside warehouses. These moored craft in Lon don's Blackwall Reach resemble ranks of wooden shoes. Masters of an empire of commerce, two port officials check the tonnage of a barge. An impromptu race between tug and salvage boat sweeps past Wapping. Behind the wharves lies London Docks, import center for wool.