Port Carlisle


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Port Carlisle was a port built in 1819 at the hamlet of Fisher's Cross, later renamed Port Carlisle and four years later, in 1821, the eleven and a half mile long Carlisle Navigation Canal was built to take goods to city of Carlisle The canal was closed in 1853 and the canal basin at Carlisle and parts of the canal were filled in by the Port Carlisle Railway Company who constructed a railway that started passenger services commenced in 1854, discontinuing them two years later when the Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock Company's (C&SBRDC) new railway to Silloth opened, utilising the Port Carlisle branch as far as Drumburgh] A brief resurgence of business at Port Carisle had taken place upon the opening of the railway, taken away however by the new port at Silloth and the transfer of the steamer service to Liverpool.

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Port Carlisle Map