Excerpt from The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places, and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain, Vol. 2: Illustrated by Views Taken on the Spot
The view of the Lighthouse, at the head of Berwick Pier (which forms the Vignette to our Second Volume), is taken from the entrance to t... he harbour, about half a mile below the bridge. This Pier, the building of which was commenced in 1810, stands on the north side of the river, and is chie¿y erected on the foun dations of an old one, which is said to have been built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. From the lighthouse, which was finished in 1826, two lights are exhibited at night, the one above the other. The upper one, which is of a pale, white colour, is lighted from sunset to sunrise; the lower one, which is of a bright red, is a tide-light, and is only displayed during the time that there is ten feet water on the bar.
Berwick Harbour is not well adapted for vessels of large burthen, for the greater part of the shore, in front of the quay, is dry at low water. On the Tweedmouth side, near the Car Book, is the best water Within the bar; and a vessel drawing from Sixteen to eighteen feet water may lie there at all hours of the tide without touching the ground. The entrance to the harbour is narrow, as a bank of sand stretches out to the eastward, from the Spittal Shore, to the extent of nearly half a mile, and approaches to Within a cable's length of the rocks on the north. When the wind is from the eastward, there is always a swell on the bar; and the ebb-tide - more especially When there is a fresh in the river, in consequence of rain - runs out with such velocity that it is impossible for a vessel to make head against it. Vessels bound for Berwick, which cannot take the harbour in bad weather, usually seek shelter in Leith Roads.
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