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L'Ancien port de Lucon
mentioned as a port as early as the 14th Century, it is possible though
that the Romans who had a fortification here may well have used the
waterways as Lucon was then on the Coast.
As the Marais silted up and dryed out over the centuries the port of
Lucon was, by the 14th Century, linked to the sea by the Canal de Lucon
and these waterways were frequently used by ships of up to 50 nautical
tons (145metric tonnes) this brought much trade to the town. Local
produce were shipped to La Rochelle and the Ile de Re and then overseas.
In the 1970-80 the port was filled in to make a car park, there has been talk that it may be re-excavated.
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