The Long Sand and Southern Channels

By H. Muir Evans, published February 1932


This is a detailed study of certain sandbanks and passages in the Thames Estuary from the late sixteenth century. The author’s sources include maps and other documents from as early as 1586 and a complete run of Admiralty charts from 1775 to 1930. The study addresses changes in the names and features of both shoals and channels, and in consequent buoyage and usage. It also warns that only with the more accurate surveys of the latter 18th century onwards can we start to compare reliably the former condition of these sands with their state today.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

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