Photo of Plymouth, The Breakwater 1893

Plymouth, The Breakwater 1893

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A memory of Plymouth by Jeff Smith

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About this photo

The completion of the Breakwater in 1844 after 32 years' work secured Plymouth's standing as a major port. Designed by John Rennie, and utilising 3,500,000 tons of limestone from quarries at Oreston, its construction meant that for the first time ships did not have to use the Plym or the Tamar to anchor in a storm.