The history of the Port is always
also a tale the relationship between people and nature. At a
time when man did not have an advanced technology at his disposal,
nature considerably determined his movements at sea.
The pronounced uplift in the area of Kokkola has had an enormous
impact on the development of the settlement in the area and
the means of livelihood, and not least on shipping. As the water
has withdrawn further away the people has been forced to follow
suit. And this has meant that their port has moved, too.