The Sherlock Holmes Atlas
By Geographic Location
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Kent, pop. 27,196 , located on the
south bank of the Thames
twenty-five miles below London Bridge. It is a popular resort in addition
to having some shipping. It is the recognized limit of the port of London,
and the place at which most Thames
river-pilots are taken on and put off sea-going ships.
FIVE: Holmes:"I wired to Gravesend and learned that she [the Lone Star] had passed some time ago, and as the wind is easterly I have no doubt that she is now poast the Goodwins and not very far from the Isle of Wight."
Last Modified: Oct. 12, 1997