is a unique community of 30 or so houses and farms at the end of a tidal causeway. just 7 miles from both Lancaster and Morecambe. Sunderland Point is a must for bird-watchers close as it is to the Internationally acclaimed Morecambe Bay. Once a small port, Sunderland Point is reputed to be the landing place for the first bale of cotton in Britain. For several years in the 18th century, only London, Bristol and Liverpool surpassed the amount of trade that went through Sunderland and Lancaster. Even today, the forests of masts and cross trees in Glasson - is still in the folk memory of those who live there. The opening of Glasson Dock in 1787 took ocean-going vessels further inland, in the nineteenth century the village became a thriving seaside resort known as ‘Little Brighton on the Lune.’ Samboo/Sambo
(the gravestone is spelled Samboo, but most other references are Sambo) came to Sunderland Point around 1736, the servant of a ship’s captain, and died in Upsteps Cottage (1 The Lane). That much is certain. Whether (as oral tradition has it) he died of a broken heart because he thought his master had left him when he went to Lancaster, or died of a sickness on arriving in a strange country, or died of some other cause - is lost in time. What is certain, though, is that his story touched the hearts of people for over 200 years. The Future.
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(Abridged text from website)WARNING. Access to Sunderland Point is by a causeway which is frequently flooded by the tide. Please consult tide tables before visiting. Both the Causeway and car park are likely to be under several feet of water for 1 to 2 hours before and after high tide. DO NOT RISK IT!
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