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Over the Waves is putting on record the rich maritime heritage of communities in Cardigan and the Lower Teifi Valley. Coastal and riverside communities from Llanarth to Cardigan to Cenarth are invited to take part in activities to gather and interpret stories, facts, photographs and documents to create an information resource within their own villages and on this website. Shipbuilding, fishing, emigration and trade were all significant activities connected with the river and sea that provided livelihood, food and leisure, fulfilling many of the needs of the local population. But now this has almost gone from living memory and the remaining built heritage serves other purposes. Cardigan saw an increase in emigration during the 19th Century. Ships sailed from the quays to North America, Canada and beyond carrying passengers who went on to found ex-patriate communities that are still celebrating their Welsh roots today. Descendants of these pioneers around the world are invited to contribute.

www.cardigan-maritime.com