Sharicmar at rest in Port Isaac Harbour.
Port Isaac (Cornish: Porthysek) is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of North Cornwall, England, UK. The meaning of the name Porth Izzick (modified in English spelling) is the "corn port," indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district.
The Port Isaac pier was constructed during the reign of Henry VIII. "...Tudor pier and breakwater have now yielded to a strong new sea-wall balanced by an arm on the opposite side of the cove. The centre of the village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, from a time when its prosperity was tied to local coastal freight and fishing. The port handled cargoes such as coal, wood, stone, ores, limestone, salt, pottery and heavy goods which were conveyed along its narrow streets. The pilchard fishery began here before the 16th century and in 1850 there were 49 registered fishing boats and four fish cellars. Fishermen still work from the Platt, landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.
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