A ‘Coble’ is a type of flat-bottomed, high-bowed fishing boat unique to the Scottish Borders and the North East of England. The high bow allowed fishermen to launch into the tempestuous North Sea and the flat hull lent itself to shallow, natural harbours such as Eyemouth Harbour. Coble boats were often used a storage or even accommodation after being turned upside down.
The harbour was deepened and mostly rebuilt in 1965 and the ‘New Harbour’, a deep-water extension at the seaward end, was completed in the late 1990’s. This has allowed commercial vessels to utilise Eyemouth harbour and has rejuvenated the local economy.
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