NX3343 : Port William

taken 10 months ago, near to Port William, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Port William
Port William
Port William Harbour. The harbour was extended in 1790 and again in 1848, and it continued to have commercial importance until the end of the First World War. Further work was done to protect the harbour in the 1980s by building a breakwater to the western side of the harbour. It then steadily became what you see today, a haven for small fishing and leisure craft. A recent reflection of Port William's seafaring heritage is found in the life-size fisherman's statue overlooking the harbour. This was once made of concrete, but following a public appeal it has been remade in bronze. The statue was part-funded by the millennium lottery fund. In front of the statue is a plaque with the first verse of the poem Leisure by W. H. Davies.
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NX3343, 292 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Water resources  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3377 4380 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:45.6925N 4:35.1037W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 33756 43720
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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