Thursday, 29 September 2011

Fishery Cottage

I've read that the Salmon Fishery restoration project at Carrick-a-Rede, a property of the National Trust on the north Antrim coast, is progressing very well indeed.

Several of the original stone steps which lead up from the cottage to the path have been unearthed; hence new replacement steps can be replicated.

The collection of artifacts and tools, including pith helmets, dulse hooks and old boom bolts has been inventoried and placed in storage.

Apparently the Fishery required four men to operate it, a feat which would be impractical and uneconomical today.

The boom's hand-rail has been rebuilt  and the Wee Bench in front of the cottage has been restored, too.

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