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The stone jetties

The very first fishermen who settled in Hällevik had to pull their boats ashore when they were not using them for fishing. Later on, probably at the end of the 18th century, they started to build stone jetties to get a protected berth. The jetties were constructed in the winter by stacking stones on the ice. When it melted, the stones landed in the right position without any extra effort. At that time, the fishing families did not own the land where they built their houses. The use of the stone jetties was included in the rent paid to the farmers.