Port of London, East India Dock (1909)
The East India Dock is situated about half a mile from the West India Dock. There are two entrances, viz:
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Vessels of 8,000 tons burden can dock in the basin. The area of the dock is 71 acres, 33 acres being water.
The storage capacity of the warehouses equals 34,500 tons. There are 1 1/2 miles of quays.
The dock is principally used by the steamers of the Union-Castle Line.
The entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel is close to the main gate of the East India Dock. Opposite the Tunnel is the Poplar Hospital for Accidents-a hospital originally established, and still used, for the many cases of accident which arise at the docks and surrounding factories.