Port Elizabeth of Yore: Construction of the Breakwater

Despite a breakwater being a critical component of  a harbour, Port Elizabeth was deprived of one until the 1920s. That consigned the unloading of the ships to be performed in the roadstead, an archaic practice, long since abandoned by other ports. The initial attempt at building a breakwater in 1856 was disastrous as it became … Continue reading Port Elizabeth of Yore: Construction of the Breakwater