In this extract from an Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882-1884, we find a fascinating collection of facts and figures about[…]Read more
The UK has a strong maritime history, with many coastal communities relying on the sea for a living. This category includes tales of boatbuilders, fishermen, traders, pilots, ships of war and rescue as well as the changing use for many vessels now used as leisure craft.
‘Cruises of the Joan’ is from a delightful series, the Lodestar Library, featuring ‘interesting, the unusual, and the downright eccentric[…]Read more
Ideally suited to fishing in Scottish coastal waters, the clinker-built, lug-rigged ‘sgoth Niseach’ take their skippers and crews into the[…]Read more
The fact that theirs was a tough life can be appreciated by this photo of Pill pilots and ‘Westernmen’ taken[…]Read more
Heybridge and Maldon on the River Blackwater, Essex, have a long maritime history from defending English shores against invasion from[…]Read more