2009

NX3343 : Port William harbour

taken 14 years ago, near to Port William, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

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Port William harbour
Port William harbour
The 'planned' village of Port William and its harbour were built around the mouth of the Killantrae Burn about 1775 by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, probably on the site of an older fishing settlement. Now used mainly by pleasure craft, small fishing boats and an inshore search and rescue boat, it has over the centuries been a centre for smuggling and was an important port for the Solway coastal trade.

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Category: Harbour
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for GOTY, 2009 Automatic Clusters: · Port William Inshore Rescue [15] · Small Fishing [7] · Mouth [6] Title Clusters: · Port William harbour [29] ·
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NX3343, 481 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Baird   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 3 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 336 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:45.6422N 4:35.1844W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 337 437
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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