A broad, well-defined slipway is situated on the western side of Wood Island on gradually sloping boulder shore. It is aligned with a disused laneway leading to the ruins of the only farmhouse on the island, to which a break in the seawall gives access. It commences c. 5.0m below HWM and is 50m in length and 10m in width. The slipway curves slightly and terminates at the interface between the boulder zone and mudflats. A tidal channel flows south-eastwards close to the seaward end, entering the main channel between the mainland and Mahee Island. Proximity to the tidal channel would seem to have been a factor in the siting of the slipway.
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