Low tide c1990s

By Vicky Delaney

Boats stranded in the Marina when the dredging stopped for a time.

I was told all the boats carried a shovel!

What year was this?

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'STRANDED IN THE MARINA' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'STRANDED IN THE MARINA' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'STRANDED IN THE MARINA' page
This page was added by Vicky Delaney on 14/08/2008.
Comments about this page

If my memory's correct, that's just the marina at low tide. A quick Wikipedia search for Stena Line dates the photograph to between 1996 and 1998.

By Richard Schofield
On 14/08/2008

WOW! What a sad sight. I worked in the marina for a summer when it was Cresta Marina. Boats could all get in or out at any state of the tide in those days. Some were rather large too! Looks like all small boats there these days.

When would that have been William? What job were you doing at the Marina? Jackie - Editor

By William Still
On 17/08/2008

Guess that would have been around 1962 time. Dredgers were still working the harbour then. I worked there as a boatman for a short while before joining the "Sand Martin". Fred Holden (retired tug Captain) was in charge, ably assisted by John Allen who I believe went on to become Lifeboat crew. All Long years ago now...

Thanks William - its great to read the memories and stories of Newhaven past before they are long forgotten! Jackie - Editor

By william Still
On 18/08/2008

These photos would appear to show the Marina at possible low water spring tides, which show in a very dramatic way just how bad silting up is an ongoing problem at the marina, particularly since the removeal of the southern mole to create new moorings for visitors as 'A' and 'B' jetty areas were shortened, to allow for bigger ferries to swing across and turn at there berth .

By Chris Young
On 26/04/2009

It also shows what happened when they removed the old Testside from Newhaven. which could reach a certain extent into the Marina. Also the Marina itself had a small suction dredger that used to snake around inside, but it would appear that it wasn't replaced when it died. And, as Chris states, the removal of the southern arm of Sleepers Hole seemed to affect the amount of Ouse ooze that didn't flow past the Marina and out to sea but curled back and deposited into Sleepers Hole. I wonder how the Grey Mullet fared.?

By Rob Patten
On 02/05/2009

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