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The harbour and dry port of Regnéville at the end of the 19th century

The harbour and dry port of Regnéville at the end of the 19th century

Despite competition from the ports of Cherbourg and Granville, the dry port of Regnéville still experienced a period of intense activity at the end of the 19th century thanks to the exportation of lime and agricultural products. By return, the vessels came back with coal from Wales, cereals from Brittany and bricks from Jersey. The activity of the Regnéville port also benefitted the local area and the diversity of marine resources. These activities participated in the economic development and provided livelihoods to numerous local inhabitants around the Regnéville harbour.

1. The running aground of ships

2. The farming and sales of oysters

3. The supplies for ships

4. Rope making

5. The loading, unloading of ships and customs

6. Shore fishing

7. The extraction, stocking and transport of marine mud and sand

8. Coastal fishing