The Sandbanks of Yarmouth and Lowestoft

By H. Muir Evans, published August 1929

Abstract

The author studies the existing sands in shallow waters off Great Britain, and enumerates the different ways of approaching them. Etymologically speaking, many names are variants of old words for fishes, birds, coming from Old Norse, Danish, Anglo-Saxon, etc. Sand names come from: 1) their physical form; 2) date of appearance; 3) name of a village near them; 4) name of its discoverer; 5) name of ship who wrecked in it. Lowestoft, Yarmouth and other Sands are studied in detail with the explanations given by several authors with maps and Sailing Directions, including their aspect, size, evolution of the name over time, and including specific and interesting drawings.

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

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