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    It is reasonable to assume that any crossing to Calais from UK would have sailed from Dover, as Folkestone’s jetty was only built at a later date. As an ex-resident Dover area and one-time Master in ferries out of Dover, may I suggest the following as points of contact:
    Dover Museum – http://www.dover.gov.uk/museum – an excellent local museum with strong maritime content and very helpful curators.
    Dover Harbour Board – http://www.doverport.co.uk – for telephone and postal contact details. Suggest you may like to direct correspondence/enquiries etc to Captain Roy Bird, an ex-colleague of mine.
    George Hammmond PLC – http://www.georgehammond.plc.uk – this company are engaged in stevedoring, pilotage, shipping and vice-consular activities at Dover and have been trading since 1767.
    James Martin