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November lock closure – advance notice

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

We would like to make berth holders and visitors of Whitehaven Marina aware of a two-day lock closure on the 27th & 28th November.  As part of our ongoing commitment and investment to improve the marina for our customers we must carry out essential maintenance works to replace one of the huge hydraulic cylinders on the outer gates.  To ensure the marina and town are both protected from the Irish Sea it is vital we continue to maintain the lock to ensure its stability and reliability.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our best to assist you should you have and special requirements in this time.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please note that we will be carrying out our annual maintenance programme in the new year with the lock being closed for a week.  We will advise you of the dates for this nearer the time.

Interesting fact for the day: the gates weigh a massive 56 tonnes each!!

Empty Whitehaven Lock

A view of the empty lock during the last closure