The North Shore


The North Shore, while not very attractive, can be quite interesting.
It did in fact belong to Workington and not to Harrington.
When the tide is out and conditions are right the base of the
original wooden breakwater can be seen (as above and below).


The old breakwater

The remains



Workington Iron & Steel company chose to use the North Shore as a dumping ground.
Above are the remains of the gantry from which materials were dumped on the shore.


Here is the moonscape created by the dumping.

Above is the tuyeres graveyard!
Tuyeres were perforated cylinders through which air was blown into the Bessemer blast furnaces. When tuyeres were replaced the old ones were dumped on the shore.



Other items of interest can be found such as this brick from the Harrington brickworks.