NK1247 : Buchanhaven Harbour

taken 7 years ago, near to Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Buchanhaven Harbour
Buchanhaven Harbour
In 1850 work started on a new pier, to replace an earlier small one to the west. This was to be the first stage in the building of a proper harbour basin for large herring boats. This plan was never completed. Buchanhaven Pier, as it stands today, did allow the fishermen to operate small-line boats. By the mid 1860s there were 27 boats working from the harbour.

The proximity of Peterhead and other larger fishing harbours eventually led to the demise of the harbour and nowadays only a few small boats use it.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 1283 4733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:30.9582N 1:47.2492W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 1278 4727
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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