Good Anchorage, are you sure?
In this picture (circa 1930), a high tide and stormy conditions give a soaking to an unwary pedestrian.
There was a good deep anchorage just offshore from the Boathouse, where in early days larger vessels could lay over and crews seek refreshment at the Beer House.
A ferry service to Bagillt and Flint operated from here between 1814 and 1864. In that year the ferry service ended in disaster when Thomas Johnson, landlord of the Pengwern Arms (as it was then called), and his brother Joseph both died when attempting a landing in a heavy swell.
The Pengwern Arms was a coaching inn, and from here transport could be arranged for onward transit for Liverpool.