NM8314 : Melfort Pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Melfort, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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Melfort Pier
Melfort Pier
When constructed early in the 19th century this was known as Fearnach Pier. The water here was deep enough to enable deliveries of the raw materials that were needed for the manufacture of gunpowder at the nearby Melfort Estate and to distribute the finished product. A tramway connected the pier with the gunpowder works.

In recent years, Melfort Pier has been used for leisure-based activities, including yachting, wind-surfing and fishing.
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NM8314, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8317 1403 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:16.1450N 5:30.1993W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8310 1415
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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