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Roja North and South Breakwater, Rojas mols, Roja

Roja North and South Breakwater

Code: V-094-18
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on April 20, 2018
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17.3 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
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M 2900 x 1653 px
24.55 x 14 cm / 300 dpi
L 4666 x 2660 px
39.51 x 22.52 cm / 300 dpi
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It is said that Krišjānis Valdemārs began to dream about a port at this location when he was a child, but a so-called protective port was only established in Roja in the early 20th century, with a protective dam 500 metres from the shore that was 213 m long.  The dam gradually disappeared, and the port was shut down in 1933.  Work on straightening the Roja River began in the 1930s, using a French machine to create berms and build rock dams and pile-based breakwaters that were subsequently extended several times.  In 1932, fishermen built a 107 m breakwater.  Reconstruction of the breakwaters was completed in 1972.  The fishing kolkhoz Banga used to be active here, merging shoreline fishermen’s homesteads. (Source: Roja TIC)
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Roja North and South Breakwater

Code: V-094-18
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on April 20, 2018
FREE 1000 x 570 px
72 dpi
177 KB
S 2044 x 1165 px
17.3 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
MB
M 2900 x 1653 px
24.55 x 14 cm / 300 dpi
L 4666 x 2660 px
39.51 x 22.52 cm / 300 dpi
8.37 MB
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