The RMS Titanic’s Last Dock — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”.

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic anchored near Queenstown, Ireland, to board its last 123 passengers for its first transatlantic voyage. Two tender ships left from the dock pictured below (arguably in better condition in 1912), with 10 first- and second-class passengers in one tender and 113 third-class passengers in the other.  Ferrying was completed by 1:30 pm, and the Titanic departed.

This photo was taken on April 27, 2018. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, 9 mm

Reflections on Oak Ridge Lake

Few images are more beautiful than a lake near sunset, ringed by tall trees and other native greenery reflected in the still water. Such a lake is Oak Ridge Lake in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.

Oak Ridge Lake

Below is a close-up of a pier on the lake, somewhat visible in the above picture.

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A pier on Oak Ridge Lake

Several docks extend into the lake.

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A dock on Oak Ridge Lake

Fishermen enjoy angling for the trout that have been stocked in the lake.

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Fishing at Oak Ridge Lake

For more information about Oak Ridge, interested readers can visit the town’s website at