Archive Results For: Internal Waterways

Note: Working a Bristol Channel Trading Ketch around 1950

By Peter Thomson

These are the recollections of a mariner who worked in a trading ketch until it was impossible to get either crew or cargo. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: Unravelling the Mystery of the Comet Engine

By Martin Bellamy

The Comet was the first commercial steamship in Europe, and this gives the evidence for the engine used. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Note: Far from the Water’s Edge: Hayes Boatyard, an inland boatyard in England

By Alison Leighton

The Hayes Boatyard was developed as a result of a powerful father-and-son partnership in the very heart of England. From making agricultural machinery, the innovative engineers diversified into steam powered ship building. They took advantage of a small canal, leading to the Grand Junction Canal, which gave access to the sea. They built vessels destined […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Unravelling the Mystery of the Comet Engine

By Martin Bellamy

The succession of engines fitted to the first commercial steamship in Europe. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

Speculating Gig Boats, ‘Shilling Sickers’ and Riggers: a Social History of Mersey Watermen

By Michael Stammers

Watermen in small boats performed a range of functions in ports and anchorages both large and small around the British Isles. They acted as tenders, berthed and moved ships, carried crews, passengers and luggage and helped in salvage work. There has been a great deal of research on port labour but this has concentrated on […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

Repair Records of the Eighteenth-century Navy: the Missing Data

By Barrington Rosier

The Admiralty Progress Books provide the historian with a near continuous record of the building, repair and maintenance of Royal Navy ships over a period of more than two centuries, from around 1700 to 1912. This article analyses information on repairs from the Progress Books that cover the eighteenth century, including discussion of the data […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Navies

Note: The Sale Steamboat Company Ltd, Sale, Victoria 1890-1928

By Colin Jones

This examines the economics of operating a steamboat company to an inland town on the Australian coast. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Whaling & Fishing

Miniature Ships in Designed Landscapes

By Alistair Roach

Miniature sailing ships were seen on lakes in a number of English parks and gardens during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and were often used for mock naval battles (naumachia), but were also sailed purely for pleasure, or perhaps to provide a focal point within the estate. Between 1689 and 1815 Britain was involved in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Documentation of Working Sailing Craft in the British Isles in the 1930s

By P.A.B. Thomson

This lecture describes the role of the Society in the project to document working smiling craft on the British Isles during the early decades of the twentieth century. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Note: Quay Voices in Glasgow Museums: An oral history of Glasgow dock workers

By David Walker

An insight into the lives of those who worked in  Glasgow docks, from their own accounts. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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