Author Results for Cathryn Pearce

Gallant Officers and Benevolent Men: Royal Navy officers, voluntarism and the launch of the Shipwrecked Mariners Society in the early Victorian era

By Cathryn Pearce

This article examines the relatively unexplored relationship between Royal Navy flag and commissioned officers and shore-based secular and civic voluntary societies in the early Victorian period using the case study of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society. Portrayed in the literature as heroes and objectivized symbols of the glory of nation, naval officers […] Read More

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

Book Review-Salcombe Schooner Port: A maritime history of Salcombe and its merchant sailing vessels in the nineteenth century’ by R. Barrett

By Cathryn Pearce

Roger Barrett is curator of Salcombe Maritime Museum. He has an immense depth of knowledge about the area, having also been a station manager at Prawle Point National Coastwatch Station. He is the author of three previous works, Prawle Point and the Coast between Start Point and Salcombe Bar, Start Point and its Lighthouse: History, […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

Book Review-‘A Maritime History of Somerset: Volume 2’ by Adrian J. Webb (ed.)

By Cathryn Pearce

The first thing that readers will notice is that this book is beautifully produced. It has black-and-white and colour images throughout, ranging from engravings, maps, newspaper articles, Punch cartoons, watercolour sketches, paintings and modern photographs, all in a book that costs only £20. The topics are diverse, with chapters on maritime travel, the development of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Harbours & Dockyards | Leisure & Small Craft | Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘The Beachman’s Coast: Suffolk coastal communities and their boats’ by R. Simper

By Cathryn Pearce

Ostensibly this book is about the demise of the beachmen of Suffolk and their work boats, mainly open yawls, smacks and galleys, which Robert Simper argues needs to be included in the better-known story of the decline of the North Sea fishery (p. 5). Beachmen were traditionally fishermen who worked from the sandy beaches of […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Whaling & Fishing