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May 22, 2013

Lifting the lid on a seafaring past

It's hard to imagine any sort of ship at Porthmadog today, but in bygone times the harbour was thronged with ...

ships collecting Snowdonia slate while shipbuilders were busy on the shores nearby. Almost 300 ships were built at Porthmadog and Borth-y-gest. You can learn more about the town's seafaring past at Porthmadog Maritime Museum, which is right beside the Wales Coast Path. If it's closed when you're passing, scan the QR codes outside.