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FLASHBACKS OF FISHER’S COAL YARD NEWRY / NEWRYMALOST.COM History 

FLASHBACKS OF FISHER’S COAL YARD NEWRY / NEWRYMALOST.COM

Have a look back at Fisher’s coal yard circa 1980’s  Joseph Fisher established a coal importing business on the opposite side of the basin in 1852 purchasing his first vessel, the elderly brigantine “Brothers” in 1867. From a few small schooners and brigantines the fleet expanded into one of the best-known steam collier fleets operating in Great Britain and Ireland. These little steamers or “coasters” could be found sailing throughout Britain, Ireland and the continent. Initially called after town lands, Newry ships were later identifiable by the fact that they…

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A WHILE AGO IN WARRENPOINT PORT / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

A WHILE AGO IN WARRENPOINT PORT / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

The Warrenpoint Port images contained in this gallery came from an undeveloped roll of film found in the back of a filing cabinet drawer In Fishers coal yard Newry. The film was discovered while  clearing out Fishers offices after shutting its doors for the last time. The original Port of Warrenpoint, consisting of a wet dock and piers, was constructed in the late 1770′s by Roger Hall, Robert Ross and Isaac Corry with the assistance of £500 of public funds. In 1919 the heirs of Roger Hall sold the Port…

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