The idea to build a harbour in the Weser River was already there in 1840, but was only implemented decades later because, at that time, the course of the Weser was very sluggish and the tributaries therefore silted up very quickly.
Then in 1864, it was decided at a meeting of the committee members of Blumenthal, Rönnebeck and Lüssum, that a landing place in Rönnebeck before Wieting‘s brewery at the expense of the municipalities. Just four years later, it was also decided to build a loading and unloading place and, in the interest of the customs officer who was in charge at the time, a guard house. In 1873, the harbour was completed and the loading and unloading place was extended to the Weser fairway.
A bulwark for the Rönnebeck harbour was built first in 1873, but it was only around the loading and unloading place.
This bulwark was made of wood and therefore was damaged relatively fast and had to be repaired again at the end of the 19. century
But this was also only a temporary solution until a company decided to completely rebuild the bulwark, at the same time the harbour basin was widened by 3 metres.
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