The Head of Westport – A Waterway to the World

It is hard to imagine today, but 200 years ago, the Head of Westport was a dynamic community of merchants, millers, shipbuilders and sailors. It epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit, more so than any other part of Westport. The Head of Westport was perfectly positioned for the whaling industry, located on a fortunate natural confluence of land routes and waterways, with stands of oak and pine and reliable access to waterpower.