Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Port Autonome de Lomé, circa 1968

I found this picture on a friend's Facebook wall, and thought I should put it here to show you how the Port of Lomé looked in 1968. Mercy Shippers who served in Togo will recognise the (only) dock in the photo as our Mercy Ships dock. But the rest of the harbour is rather different. The silt build-up from the ocean means that the beach on the right of the breakwater now extends to the very end of the breakwater, and is now covered in vegetation. There is also a restaurant and beach resort out near the breakwater - Coco Beach Hotel. And of course there are now many more containers and buildings in the area. Thanks to Ben Howard for letting me publish this picture here.

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