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Wed 28 Mar 2018

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The Port has refurbished and reinstated the old channel transits which can be seen at the west end of the beach close to the last beach hut. These transits in the shape of two triangles, one higher than the other, would have been used from the 1700s through to the mid 1900s to guide vessels into the harbour. Both would have been lit by paraffin lights and been visual from the sea, approximately one mile away . When vessels saw the two shapes dead in line, this would indicate the safe route/entrance into the harbour from seaward.

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