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placename:- Ravenglass Harbour
site name:- Esk, River
site name:- Mite, River
site name:- Irt, River
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
parish Bootle parish, once in Cumberland
parish Drigg and Carleton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
harbour
coordinates:- NY0819
10Km square:- NY01

1Km square NY0819

photograph

Ravenglass Harbour -- Esk, River -- Mite, River -- Irt, River -- Muncaster and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- The Esk. -- 11.5.2006
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Ravenglass Harbour -- Esk, River -- Mite, River -- Irt, River -- Muncaster and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- The Mite. -- 11.5.2006

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
Page 19:-
RAVINGLAS Harbour.
Ravinglas is a dry Harbour in Cumberland, where three rivulets, Esk, Mite, and Ort, unite. There is a buoy placed a little within the mouth of the Channel, in the middle near a fish-ware, which marks the entry. At this buoy, and in most of the Channel, the depth is three fathoms at high-water with neap-tide. The best part for vessels to lie aground on, is half a cable's-length from the W. end of the town of Ravinglas, on the S. side of a perch, which stands on the point of the sand there. At this anchorage, in the mouth of the River Esk, and also at the confluence of the two other rivers, there are three fathoms at high-water with spring-tide, and ten feet with neaps.
To sail into Ravinglas. / To sail into Ravinglas Harbour; take four hours of flood, keep above a mile from the coast (to avoid Selker and Drig Rocks) till Ravinglas town bears E.N.E. steer in that course till you see the buoy bearing E. and then steer right for it, keeping within a ship's-length of it on either hand: when you are just past the buoy, steer E.N.E. or keep Ravinglas a sail's-breadth open to the N. of your stern, till you are about half a mile from the E. end of the sandy hillocks; hook the small bay, which begins there; keep near a cable's-length from the point at the end of that small bay, and anchor half a cable's-length from the W. end of the town, or off the perch, in the meeting of the three rivers. When the buoy in the entry bears E. it is also in a line with the S. shoulder of Newton-knot Hill, which is a small hill, half a mile S. of Ravinglas, on which some corn fields and furz-bushes may be seen.

placename:- Ravinglas Harbour
date:- 1776
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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