Timber gates formed part of the dock and with the removal of the ground around them, they were vulnerable to the sea that still fills and empties the dock each day.
‘The task of supporting the timber sea-gates at The Nautical Museum with a wall of sandbags was rather daunting with numerous logistical challenges, but with the planning, experience, efficiency and sheer physical effort of the Civil Defence volunteers the work was completed and a wall of 400 sandbags was soon in place. The sandbag wall will protect the fragile gates over the coming winter and help ensure the protection of this unique part of the Island’s maritime heritage. MNH would like to sincerely thank Civil Defence and the Department of Infrastructure for their help.’
‘Civil Defence were delighted to assist and in treating the operation as an exercise we hope in some small way we have helped in the important preservation work that is being carried out by MNH.’
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