Cei Ballast

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Cei Ballast is the man-made island in front of Harbour Station. It is home to a number of wildlife species. (There may have been a sand bank there previously, but the size today is purely man-made)

It was created by the empty slate ships dumping their ballast before taking on a fresh load of slate. It became so large that a number of mooring berths were situated on its landward side.

In older maps it is marked as Lewis's Island after a man by the name of Lewis who lived on the island and operated a steam crane to unload ships. [1]

Cei Ballast is one of 43 (unbridged) tidal islands which can be walked to from the mainland of Great Britain at low tide. [1]

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  1. ^ a b Caton, Peter (2011). No Boat Required - Exploring Tidal Islands. ISBN 978-1848767-010.