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L'Ancien port de Lucon

Lucon was 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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