NT7871 : Cove Harbour

taken 7 years ago, near to Cockburnspath, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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Cove Harbour
Cove Harbour
A harbour built by Joseph Mitchell (1828-31), who worked as a mason under Thomas Telford on the Fort Augustus Locks of the Caledonian Canal, before succeeding his father as Chief Inspector and Superintendent of Highland Roads and Bridges at the age of 21 in 1824. Two previous attempts at building a harbour here in the 18th century failed because they were swept away by storms. The new harbour was financed jointly by Sir John Hall, the local landowner, and the Scottish Board of Fisheries, which appointed Mitchell its engineer in 1828. A new road had to be created to give access to the new pier, the cove having been previously reachable only by a tunnel through the hillside. Dunglass, to use its original name, was the first of 16 harbours Mitchell built for the Board.
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NT7871, 159 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7847 7174 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2937N 2:20.7736W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7840 7171
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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