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Oct 24, 2022

Fishguard's American blaster

Huge volumes of rock had to be blasted from a hillside to turn Fishguard's natural harbour into a deep water port. The work crawled along until a millionaire American engineer was brought in. He was knocked down by a locomotive in 1902 but luckily ...

the wheels passed each side of him as he lay on the track, and the high-power blasting continued until the project was finished in 1906. For more about the harbour, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at several locations, including the information board at the Parrog car park. Or click here