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Allix's Shipyard Boat - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 10.608 W 002° 06.196
30U E 565356 N 5447497
Quick Description: This replica boat stands in a former small ship yard that has now been turned into a small public open space and garden.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 3:38:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMWN4N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This area of St. Helier is known as Havre des Pas and the bay was sheltered from tides and prevailing westerly winds making it a good place to build boats.

A nearby sign has some information about the area and states that "the term "shipyard" is slightly misleading as the yards rarely had any clearly defined boundary, save a rope supported by stakes at regular intervals. Small vessels were built near the top of the beach, whilst larger ones were built in sand dunes above the beach."

Ship building ceased at this yard around 1879, but the land remained in the hands of the Allix family until it was bought in 1979 for preservation has an open space.

The sides of the replica boat at the prow have names and dates of boats that were built in the ship yard.
Is there a tour: No

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: Not listed

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