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Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 12:01pm

Portul Sulina, gravuri vechi 1824-1826 / 1840 / 1853-1854 / 1863

Sulina, 1824-1826

Sursa: Jakob Alt, Ludwig Erminy, Adolph Kunike
Title: Zweihundertvierundsechzig Donau-Ansichten nach dem Laufe des Donaustromes von seinem Ursprunge bis zu seinem Ausflusse in das Schwarze Meer
Publisher: Kunike Verlag, Wien, 1824-1826
Litho: Jakob Alt


Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 3:35pm

Sulina, 1840

Title: Le Danube illustre: pour faire suite à Constantinople ancienne et moderne, au Voyage en Syrie etc.; vues d'après nature / dessinées par Bartlett, gravées par plusieurs artistes anglais
Gravure: Sulima, Mouth of the Danube
Publisher: Mandeville, Paris, 18XX


From Gallacz to the Black Sea the descent is generally performed by the steamer in about ten hours, through a dreary monotonous track of flat swamps, covered with reeds, and inhabited by gulls, pelicans, and water-fowls, and presenting hardly a feature, during seventy or eighty miles, to refresh the eye or awaken historical associations. During the winter storms the agitation of the Danube, in this region, presents all the grandeur as well as the danger of a tempestuous ocean; and the trading craft, thus surprised in their course up or down, have not unfrequently encountered the perils of shipwreck.
The main channel of the Danube is cut into almost innumerable streams, that are continually ramifying into smaller ones; till at last, alter an infinity of doublings and and after having received in its course the tribute of a hundred and twenty rivers - thirty of which are navigable - this majestic river empties itself by seven mouths into the Black Sea.
Of these, however, three only are of suflicient width and depth to answer the purposes of navigation, namely, Kilia, Sulina, and St. George.

Boghasi, or the middle embouchure, is that through which naval armaments and merchant-vessels of heavy burden enter and quit the Danube. The depth of water on the bar, however, is far from considerable - not more, under ordinary circumstances, than from twelve to fourteen feet - and serious apprehensions have been entertained, lest the accumulation of sand brought down by the Danube should, in the co urse of time - unless active measures be used for its prevention - cause an effectual impediment to its free navigation.
Of the scene at this point the accompanying engraving, from a view taken on the spot last summer, conveys a faithful representation. On the left, or Bessarabian side, stands the town of Sulina, where the Russians have established a quarantine station. At the angle opposite, or right bank, is seen the Bulgarian town of Jeni-Fanal, with the shipping at anchor, and the " Ferdinand" steamer in the distance.


Friday, January 28th 2011, 5:36pm

Old Engravings & Lithos, 1853 / 1854

- #1: L'Embouchure du Soulina, L'Illustration, 1853
- #2: The Sulinah Mouth of the Danube, ILN, 1854
- #3: Sulina, Boat attack, ILN, 1854
- #4: Destruction at Sulina, ILN, 1854
- #5: Sulina, by O'Reilly, ILN, 1854


Saturday, February 5th 2011, 2:39pm

Sulina, 1863

Title: Meyers's Universum, ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst; Octavausgabe
Publisher: Bibliografisches Institut, Hildburghausen, 1863




Saturday, March 30th 2013, 9:45am

Pictures of Soulina in the 1930s

Dear Sir,

My mother was born in Soulina in 1931 and lived there until she was 17 or 18 years old. She left for Greece after this as the Russians occupied Romania during the World War II. D you have any pictures of Doulina from 1930s onwards as I would like to show my mother (who is 82 this year and still living) as a lovely thing for her to see.

your help would be much appreciated,


Dan, 31.03.2013:
Hello Irene,

Yes - there are many images of Sulina in our archive:
- some older images are in this topic above;
- more images are here already: History... / Danube and the Danube harbours / Commission européenne du Danube et son oeuvre de 1856 à 1931;
- more images could be posted - depending on the time and priorities


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