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The Caisson in the Fitzroy Dock @ Cockatoo Island

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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published August 18th 2012
View from the top of the Cockatoo Island, you'll be able to grasp a bird's eye view of the caisson, which is a floating iron dock gate barrier that keeps the water out.

Fitzroy Dock was Australia's first dry dock and was built for the Royal Navy from 1847-1857 mostly by convicts. Additionally, the Fitzroy Dock is fitted with the caisson to regulate the water level within the dock.
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It's actually Australia's second dry dock. Even though this started construction first, Mort's Dock in Balmain was completed first.
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