This small oil painting was completed from sketches done at the Point.
Sunderland Point was developed as an out port of Lancaster, Lancs, at the beginning of the 18C.
Ships sailed from here to West Africa to take part in the Triangular Trade...the Slave Trade.
They then sailed for the West Indies, and in particular, to Barbados with their 'cargo' and returned with sugar and mahogany.
About half a mile from the Georgian houses at Sunderland is 'Sambo's Grave' which is the last resting place of a black servant who died there in 1736 after arriving with his 'master' at the port.
As he was not a Christian he was buried in unconsecrated ground on the wind- swept shoreline.
His grave is visited by many people in all season and flowers or children's toys left in his memory.
There is a beautiful poem inscribe at the grave and if the reader Google's the site you can read it.
Sunderland Point is cut off from the mainland at every high tide.
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