The ports of La Hague

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Facing the Channel Islands, the ports of La Hague of yesterday and today are anchored along the fifty miles of La Hague coastline. Offshore, the Raz Blanchard, one of the strongest sea currents in the world, speeds by at a hair-raising ten knots.

The wild currents, the rugged coast and howling wind did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fishermen of old, whose tenacity and perseverance contributed to the construction of the ports and notably the stone sea walls from the nineteenth century with which they protected the harbours in those areas which already had a little natural protection along the coast.

The natural harbours have contributed to economic development as fishing, maritime trade, smuggling and coastal surveillance by Customs. Today, fishermen and sailors share their berths in the various ports of La Hague and all enjoy modern port facilities.

 

Facing the Channel Islands, the ports of the Hague yesterday and today are anchored along 80 km of coast Hague. Off, spray the Raz Blanchard, one of the strongest currents in the world with a speed of ten knots.

The current strength, the rugged coast and the frequency of wind did not dampen the enthusiasm of some who have become genuine fishermen rescuers. Their tenacity, perseverance contributed to the construction of ports in the Hague including stone masonry dams from the nineteenth century, using natural shelters from the coast.

At all times, the natural harbors have economic development as fishing, maritime trade, smuggling and coastal surveillance by Customs. Today, fishermen and sailors share anchorages in the various ports of the Hague and enjoy modern port facilities.


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