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An insight into 3 centuries of the River Wear Commissioners

Port of Sunderland Business sails in

6:53am 19th June 2017
(Updated 6:54am 19th June 2017)

As our city prepares to host the Tall Ships 2018, we're bringing you an insight into the Port of Sunderland.

This week we'll be delving into how the border with the water, has helped make Wearside what it is today.

The Port is marking 300 years since the River Wear Commissioners created the working harbour.

Jack Curtis is a maritime heritage expert.

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It's 386 days to go until Sunderland hosts the Tall Ships Race 2018.

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The river Wear will be awash with vessels from across the world.

This week marks 3 centuries of life, with a bustling Port in our city, since the inception of the River Wear Commissioners.

Maritime heritage expert, Jack Curtis says one man in particular ensured an economic boost for Sunderland.

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