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Monday, 24 September 2012
News Clipping: Historic Beating of the Sea Bounds ceremony takes place
The sun shone as Poole and Wareham residents joined to witness the historic Beating of the Sea Bounds ceremony on Saturday. The colourful ceremony, marking the harbour boundaries, dates back to
the 14th century and was officiated by the Mayor of Poole and Admiral of
the Port Cllr Carol Evans and her Wareham counterpart
Keith Green. Cllr Evans opened Admiralty Court at Custom House, Poole Quay, appointing a jury to tour water boundaries in Poole Harbour. Cllr Green then set sail, in the Maid of the Lakelands, to meet the
Poole Mayor’s Admiralty barge, at the boundary of the port jurisdiction.