John Long: a London Shipowner

By Sarah Palmer, published February 1986


John Long was a Woolwich coal merchant who began to acquire second-hand vessels from 1808 and in partnership with Thomas Blight went on to establish a Rotherhithe shipping enterprisewhich owned ten vessels by the time of Long’s death in 1828. They diversified from coal and ventured to destinations in the Mediterranean, West Indies and South America. The article includes an analysis of the company’s voyages and cargoes and its costs and profits.

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

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