@m.murnieks.rix Ainazi Northern Pier, Ainazi town, Latvia 🇱🇻. Probably, the most instagrammed object of Ainazi. The pier was built in 1912. The stone construction started from the main street in town (Valdemara iela) and goes into the sea. It stretches about 350 on the mainland and 500m into the sea. It’s specific road-type shape was because it functioned also as a road to transport goods. There was also a railway parallel to the stone pier allowing transportation of goods directly from ships to the main station and further into mainland. Ainazi port served to export agricultural, timber and paper production from Vidzeme region. Main import production was coal. The railway, wooden platforms, navigation lights and partly pier itself were destroyed during the World War I. Ships standing in the harbor drowned to disrupt work of harbor. After WWI infrastructure was renovated and port activities resumed but never to the previous scale. Economic activity and importance of harbor ceased after WWII, particularly, when Soviet administration decided to develop harbor in Salacgriva, town located approximately 10km South from Ainazi.
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