In this post, we find Daniel Defoe on his travels in the Severn Estuary. He describes the power of the ‘violent’ tides, forcing him and… Read More »Daniel Defoe prefers to take the road to Gloucester
Posts relating to the management, history or operation of ferries crossing seas or rivers
This short poem, written in 1911 by Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher, reflects on the history of vessels that lie in the depths of the English… Read More »Crossing the Channel: history beneath the waves
This rare colour footage from the British Film Institute archive shows life on the River Thames in the 1930s. Its quite magical to drift along… Read More »Sail gives way to steam on the Thames, 1935
Just 23 miles wide at the narrowest point between Dover and Calais, the English Channel has separated Britain from mainland Europe since pre-historic times. During… Read More »Crossing to France: via Dover or Brighton?