Author Results for Sarah Palmer

Book Review – ‘Far Horizons: From Hull to the ends of the world’ by Robb Robinson

By Sarah Palmer

Hull has a long history as one of Britain’s major port cities and as such has not been neglected as a subject for historical study. Joyce Bellamy, Mike Brown, Ralph Davis, Wendy Childs, Gordon Jackson, David J. Starkey and Donald Woodward, as also Robb Robinson himself, are just a few of the specialists who have […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Twentieth Century | Arctic
Subjects include: Biography | Harbours & Dockyards | Miscellaneous

John Long: a London Shipowner

By Sarah Palmer

John Long was a Woolwich coal merchant who began to acquire second-hand vessels from 1808 and in partnership with Thomas Blight went on to establish a Rotherhithe shipping enterprisewhich owned ten vessels by the time of Long’s death in 1828. They diversified from coal and ventured to destinations in the Mediterranean, West Indies and South […] Read More

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