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Shipping Industry

Shipping Industry

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During the 1860s, the iron ore and most of the sulphur was being shipped from Borwick Rails harbour to various ports in the British Isles. 600 vessels visited the harbour in 1864 alone.

Many of the ships sailing from Millom were the property of William Postlethwaite, who also owned mines and had other business interests. The museum contains many items relating to the shipping heritage of the town, including models, photographs and accounts of life from the heyday of shipping.

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