East Coast of England
Posts relating to the East Coast of England
The English East Coast town of Deal was well known to mariners in the 18th and 19th centuries. In this extract, Daniel Defoe describes the disastrous… Read More »Loss of ships on the Kentish shore, 1703
‘Fanny of Cowes’, one of the founding boats of the OGA in 1963, was originally built as a working boat in 1872. Built by John… Read More »‘Fanny of Cowes’: still racing at 150 years old!
What would travellers from the days of sail make of Harwich Harbour in the 21st century? Writing in 1727, Daniel Defoe takes to his boat… Read More »By boat from Manningtree to Ipswich, 1727