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Portland Harbour is the fourth largest man-made harbour in the world. The breakwaters enclosing it were constructed between 1849-72 and 1896-1905. The Royal Navy developed a base here from 1845, which finally closed in 1995.
My great-great-grandfather, William Dockar, a seaman in the Victorian navy, was based here before being pensioned off in 1875, retiring to nearby Melcombe Regis.
View east towards the North Ship Channel from Sandsfoot Castle.
Portland Harbour, Dorset
19 October 2018
Canon EOS 80D
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