Vessels and Networks: Shipowning in North-West England’s Coasting Trade in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

By Peter Skidmore, published May 2013


The article examines vessel ownership in the coasting trade of north-west England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Earlier work undertaken in the 1960s and 1970s identified differences in ownership patterns that were thought to have some social and economic significance. This work seeks to provide explanations for the differences by examining ownership in more detail, by vessel type and the trade in which the vessels were involved, looking particularly for connections between the vessel owners and the industries of the region.

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Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines

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