Port William Harbour

Port William Harbour is a planned village and harbour built in 1770 by the Maxwell family, one of the largest landowners in the Wigtownshire Machars.  The harbour allowed the export of local cattle and cereals and traded mainly with the towns on the Cumbrian coast.  The vessel shown here is the 'Ellen and Mary', built at Garlieston in 1868; she made regular trips from Port William to Whitehaven, Maryport and Glasgow with cargoes of coal, manure and animal feed.
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glass stereoscope slide
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WIWMS 1963.15.39
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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