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Aldarion founds a haven at Vinyalondë

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings

Years: 0750 ~ 0800

The ships of the Númenóreans became ever larger and of greater draught in those days, until they could make far voyages, carrying many men and great cargoes; and Aldarion was often long gone from Númenor. Tar-Meneldur ever opposed his son, and he set a curb on the felling of trees in Númenor for the building of vessels; and it came therefore into Aldarion's mind that he would find timber in Middle-earth, and seek there for a haven for the repair of his ships. In his voyages down the coasts he looked with wonder on the great forests; and at the mouth of the river that the Númenóreans called Gwathir, River of Shadow, he established Vinyalondë, the New Haven.1

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis


The river was afterwards called Gwathló or Greyflood, and the haven Lond Daer.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 9

Tanaqui 26Nov05

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