The Whitehaven Webcam is positioned high above the harbour in Whitehaven. This camera has views of the boats and tongues of the recently regenerated harbour area and is hosted by the BBC. Whitehaven is a town and port on the Cumbrian coast in northern England. It is the meeting place and headquarters the Borough Council of Copeland, part of the County of Cumbria. Located on the west coast of the county, outside the Lake District National Park, Whitehaven includes a number of former villages, estates and suburbs, such as Kells, Mirehouse and Hensingham. The major industry is the nearby Sellafield nuclear power complex, with which a large proportion of the population has links. The Whitehaven mines were the first to extend under the sea. This was achieved when Saltom pit was sunk in 1729. Saltom pit was also the first pit thought to have used explosives to assist in the sinking of shafts. By the 1730s Whitehaven had the deepest mines due to the necessity to drive ever deeper shafts to reach new seams of coal. Whitehaven also plays host to a maritime festival which started in 1999 and is held every two years. View the Whitehaven Webcam

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