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Annan Waterfoot

Waterfoot prospered as a port during the period 1780 to 1848 ...

Annan Waterfoot illustrated by Clarkson Stanfield in 1841During this time emigrants from the area sailed from Waterfoot to North America. The sailing ships were not large, usually schooners and brigs of about 500 tons burden.

Annan Waterfoot illustrated by Clarkson Stanfield in 1841 (pictured on the right) shows the timber lighthouse and the two 128m (420 feet) long jetties which were constructed in 1819.

The steamships "Solway" 192 tons, "City of Carlisle" 300 tons "Newcastle" 396 tons and "Victoria" 450 tons could use the jetties even on small tides for loading passengers, goods and livestock for Liverpool.

Views of the Waterfoot