Author Results for Peter Thomson

Note: The Selsey Fishing Fleet

By Peter Thomson

A short history of the West Sussex town of Selsey, its fishing industry and fleet from the sixteenth century to the present day. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: Working a Bristol Channel Trading Ketch around 1950

By Peter Thomson

These are the recollections of a mariner who worked in a trading ketch until it was impossible to get either crew or cargo. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: Brixham Trawlers

By Peter Thomson

The conversion of the Brixham Trawler fleet from cutter to ketch rig, and their ultimate sale to Scandinavia. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship | Whaling & Fishing

Note: Beer Luggers

By Peter Thomson

This brief note continues the explanation begun in MM May 1999 of the luggers operating out of Beer. They used power for trawling and so used larger boats. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

NOTE: Two Days in a Belize Sailing Lighter

By Peter Thomson

A reminder that even in this technological age there is still a need for low technology services at the margin of the economy. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Note: Plymouth Sailing Trawlers

By Peter Thomson

A further account of the fishing fleet as it existed in the 1930s. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Interwar
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: Bude, a Haven not without Risk

By Peter Thomson

An examination of the advantages and many disadvantages of using Bude as a refuge on the North Cornish coast. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

Note: The Changing face of a Coastal Port: Bridgwater Shipping Between the Wars

By Peter Thomson

The remaining activities in this port are described and illustrated. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Miscellaneous

Note: Beer Luggers, a Tradition Continued

By Peter Thomson

The use of the open beach boats traditionally used for fishing from the village of Beer as racing craft might ensure that this lugger sailing will last. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Whaling & Fishing

Note: Seychelles Schooners

By Peter Thomson

The various vessels known as Seychelles schooners are described, with their fishing locations and habits. There is an understanding of the reasons behind their decline, including a lack of investment on the part of the owners and reluctance to change within the society. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing