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Title: Harbour of Rye
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Harbour of Rye has the unique status of being the only Harbour owned by the National Rivers Authority, a responsibility which derives from the Harbour’s special importance to agriculture. Historically it was man’s continuing efforts which reclaimed 27,000 ha of fertile land from the sea to create Romney Marsh. Through the centuries both land drainage and navigation have depended on the maintenance of a clear river mouth, constantly challenged by siltation and the coastal drift of shingle. Since time immemorial, and in contrast to other Cinque Ports of 'stranded pride', the Harbour of Rye has survived on its merits as an active and useful port in peace and war. Today, it provides moorings for an active fleet of inshore trawlers and for some 500 small pleasure boats. The privately owned wharfs handle cargoes of timber, grain, aggregates, rubber and fertilizers as a result of 500 visits a year by cargo vessels.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: HarboursBoatingRecreationNavigation
Geographic Keywords: Rye (East Sussex)East Sussex
Extent: 16
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