Sunday, 15 June 2008

Sluicing The Harbour

This picture circa 1905 shows the harbour sluices running, this was done to stop the build-up of sand in the outer harbour, this saved on dredging costs that would have made the harbour very expensive to maintain.

Now of course lack of maintenance means that the sluices no longer work and the harbour loses money, despite the large amount of boats in it and the fairly high mooring fees.
Last year port and harbour cost us nearly a million pounds, we lost nearly £700,000 on the port, how the council could make an asset like Ramsgate Harbour lose money defies my understanding.

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