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Posted by on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:31pm.

why is dover which is closer to coastal ports than is london, not the capital of english trade??

  • 6th geo - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:35pm

    is it because of its proximity to the english channel, dovers weather is motr inclement than london's making it difficult fo ships to land their??

  • 6th geo - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:38pm

    Dover has no natural harbor for large ships. Have you ever seen the River Dour?

    Without a natural harbor, ships are very unsafe in storms. Up the River Thames, however, sea storms are not a worry.

    Dover is a pretty site, but pretty sites do not draw tradesmen.

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