Maritime night signalling, 19th century

Maritime night signalling, 19th century

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Caption: Maritime night signalling. Balloon and lights being used by ships engaging in night-time signalling at Heligoland. This archipelago in the North Sea near Germany was held by the British until it was ceded to Germany in 1890. Artwork from the ninth volume (first period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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