Our city and district is steeped in a rich Maritime Heritage. From the first settlers along the banks of the river Foyle and its tributaries, using the water as a source of defense and as a resource, as they protected, fished and gathered for their communities. To the siege of Derry and the breaking of the boom to eighteenth and nineteenth century shipbuilding and emigration. To the twentieth century, and a key port in the Battle of the Atlantic. The Foyle and its tributaries have witnessed pivotal events in history. Browse through the links below to take a deeper look into some of our Maritime collections and resources.