When I first began researching the Ulverston-built ships and shipbuilders I couldn't have imagined all the extra 'unknown' ships awaiting discovery and the amazing tales attached to them, their builders, and those seamen of iron who battled daily with the elements to sail those vessels and deliver the goods. Not forgetting the mariners who didn't make it safely back to their home port. Over two hundred sailing ships were built on Ulverston's canal side and passed through the lock-gates Into the Leven Estuary, their destinations as diverse as Valparaiso, St. Petersburg, the Arctic, New Orleans, Cork and Yarmouth. At first small single masted vessels transported coal and cotton to Uiverston to feed our mills, they were followed by burly gun-carrying tall ships to face the warring French and the Atlantic Ocean. Then some fifty years later, from the mid-1860s, our strong schooners played a large part In the industrial history of the area by shifting thousands of tons of ore and pig Iron to fill the ever hungry Iron furnaces of the North West.
SOLD BY HAMPTON WICK HISTORY ON BEHALF OF JENNIFER SNELL
33 original paintings, sketches and maps
Over 70 other illustrations
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