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Pages in this section:

Coastal Lighthouses

The earliest aid to navigation was the Derbyhaven Light, established about 1650; Castletown Harbour…

Ports & Harbours

There are no perfect natural harbours in the Island. Until 1869 the seat of Government was Castleto…

Railways and Tramways

Railway facilities in the Island were proposed in 1845, 1857, 1860, 1864 and 1870 when the Isle of…

Passenger Road Motor Services

Douglas Corporation Tramways Department introduced its first motor bus service in 1914, but this wa…


From the middle of the 18th century the Island developed a significant shipbuilding capacity, with…

Air Transport

First commercial flying operations consisted of "Pleasure Flying Trip" or "flips" from the foreshor…

Industries - Mines, Quarrying & Extraction

The Island's geological strata consists of heavily mineralised rocks of the Manx slate series, much…

Industries - Tourism

For over one and a half centuries, the Island's tourist industry provided a very substantial propor…

Other Industries

Metalworking The existence of metal ores led to metalworking on a modest scale owing to the lack of…

Utilities - Water Supply

Originally under the aegis of several private companies, the water supply finally came under the un…

Utilities - Electricity

Douglas was the last town of its size anywhere in the British Isles to be provided with a public su…

Utilities - Gas

Between 1836 and 1898 gas undertakings were formed to serve Douglas, Castletown and Port St Mary, w…

Utilities - Telegraphs & Telephones

The first submarine cable for communications between England and the Isle of Man was laid between S…


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