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Sketch of the locks 1861
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A sketch from 1861 shows the lock gates, with East and West Cottages. This sketch was originally displayed as a mirror image of this but had obviously been reversed at some stage. To the left, there is a flagstaff on Castle...

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Harbour and town 1894
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A view from 1894, showing the schooner Annie Davey, which was built at Stapleton’s yard on the canal. In the background Summerleaze Crescent is complete but Marine Terrace still stands where the Grenville Hotel will be built 15 years...

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Harbour 1880’s
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A view from about the 1880’s, looking over Efford Cottage (minus a few of its present outbuildings) to the harbour. The area behind the cottage is completely clear of the overgrown jungle of gorse and thorn which covers it now. Near the locks a single masted smack is...

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Harbour 1875
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Harbour 1875

Apr 24, 2014 by

Taken in 1875, this photograph shows the smacks ‘Nimrod’, ‘Hawk’ and ‘Bee’ and the ketch ‘Ceres’ moored inside the breakwater at low...

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Efford Cottage & the Harbour 1871
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From 1871, this picture shows Efford Cottage and the harbour at low tide, with a couple of vessels moored. The cottage is shown before it had the front wall raised to prevent the waves over-topping it, still with a steeply sloping front...

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Harbour 1860’s
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A view from the¬†breakwater in the 1860’s, showing the smack ‘Bee’ on the left and brigantine ‘Maggie’ nearest the locks. ¬†‘Maggie’ was lost in April...

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