NT2577 : Newhaven Harbour

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Granton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Newhaven Harbour
Newhaven Harbour
Natural deepwater fishing harbour made into a Royal Naval Dockyard by James IV for the construction of the world's largest ship, the Great Michael, in 1504-13. Village and harbour bought by the City of Edinburgh in 1510 to protect its port at Leith from unwelcome competition. Improvements to the sea walls and the addition of a breakwater followed the failure of James Anderson's plans to construct a new entrance to Newhaven and a ship canal running to the docks at Leith. Lack of funds prevented the scheme from going ahead. Within ten years Granton had opened a second pier and Newhaven had lost the chance to be "..among the first commercial ports of the Empire". Subsequently reverted to ferrying (until 1844 when supplanted by Granton) and fishing. On completion in 1878 the harbour measured 500 x 300 yards, enclosed 3.5 acres and could accommodate three times the number of boats belonging to Newhaven.
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Docks, Harbours 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2544 7715 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8908N 3:11.7896W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 25449 77238
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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