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St Michael's Isle

Description: St Michael's Isle is linked by a causeway to the south east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 22950 46760). Brown's Popular Guide to the Isle of Man of 1876 says, "In former times the port of Derbyhaven was of much greater importance than it is at present, a large portion of the trade of the Island being carried on in it, and for its defence a circular fort of great strength was built on St. Michael's Isle by Queen Elizabeth in 1603, or as others think by James, seventh Earl of Derby, in 1650. A turret has been erected on top of the east wall, in which during the fishing season a light is kept burning from sunset to sunrise. This harbour is now chiefly used by a portion of the southern division of the Manx fishing fleet, many of the boats being laid up in it during the winter." (p. 245)

NGR Easting: 229217

NGR Northing: 467012


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