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Calshot Harbour, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

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Calshot Harbour represents one of the most important places on Saint Helena. The harbor, built in 1967, got its name from a village in England. Take a panoramic turn around to see the small and colorful fishing boats departing or arriving. Export of fish is important for the island's economy, which makes this harbor a crucial spot. Take in the sea air and learn about the region's fishing business here. Plan to visit Calshot Harbour during your Edinburgh of the Seven Seas vacation using our convenient Edinburgh of the Seven Seas trip planner.
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  • Ended up on a cruise, yes I work there, that actually had Tristan Da Cunha as a stop in the schedule. Nobody really thought this out as less small cruise ships don't stop here, the port/island can't.....  more
    Ended up on a cruise, yes I work there, that actually had Tristan Da Cunha as a stop in the schedule. Nobody really thought this out as less small cruise ships don't stop here, the port/island can't.....  more »
  • A place I always wanted to go to. The remotest inhabited island in the world. We were the first ship there since november. We toured the island walking to where the lava stopped in 1961 and then... 
    A place I always wanted to go to. The remotest inhabited island in the world. We were the first ship there since november. We toured the island walking to where the lava stopped in 1961 and then...  more »
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  • Calshot Harbour (named after the Hampshire village which housed Tristanians between 1962-3 after the enforced evacuation following the volcanic eruption), was first opened in 1967. It cannot accommodate any ocean-going vessels or yachts, which must anchor some distance off the coast. Local craft or tenders ferry passengers and cargo to and from the harbour. However, the weather is only good enough 70 days a year to allow safe harbour traffic. The harbour is 40 metres at the widest section and the two quays are 25 metres long, to the entrance of the harbour, which is 11 metres wide. The west breakwater is 50 metres in length, and the east breakwater is 15 metres long. The harbour is dredged to a depth of 2 metres. The anchorage off the settlement is 15 fathoms (c.27 metres) deep.
  • I’d have to say stop by the grasshopper. Best weed ever!!! Prices are decent. Grown locally in lava rich soil too!!!!!!!

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