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Harrington Harbour

Welcome to Harrington Harbour.

Harrington has been a haven for ships for centuries. The marina sits on the Cumbrian coast south of the Port of Workington and North of Whitehaven. In 1760, Squire Henry Curwen built a quay at Harrington on the South side of the River Wyre. Coal and limestone were soon being exported from Harrington, and the increase in trade led to the development of the local shipbuilding industry. A decline in manufacturing industry saw the harbour’s usage drop dramatically and eventually the harbour was closed and sealed off.  In the 1960s local people succeeded in re-opening the harbour to sea-going vessels and the Harrington Dock Board ran the harbour on a tiny budget. 

Harrington Harbour

  Panoramic photo

A glimpse of Harrington's industrial heritage

Historic View of Harrington Harbour: Picture provided by Harrington Historical Society

Please click here for Harrington Harbour & Dock Board's agendas and minutes.

If you're unable to find the information you require on the website, please contact Democratic Services:

Telephone: 01900 702502
Email: democratic.services@allerdale.gov.uk

For queries about lifebelts at Harrington Harbour please contact:

Ged Doran - Harbour Master
07546 107 008
ged.doran@allerdale.gov.uk

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