Scarborough Shipyards

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Scarborough's dozen shipyards required rope and sail cloth for the hundreds of vessels built here.  Rope Walk can be seen on this old map and is now a row of houses in part of Castle Road.  Sail cloth was 'bleached' in Blea...

There were many types of boats and ships built in Scarborough and thanks to Trinity House we have a comprehensive list of them from the early 1700s up until 1880.  Below is a sketch outlining the different types, brigantine, snow etc. &nb...

Scarborough was a busy shipbuilding port. Nearly 42,000 tons of ships were made by Tindall's yard and 30,000 by other yards between 1742 and 1879. Pretty amazing really. Where did all that wood came from? The best year for boats was 1801 with...

The following was found in Bakers history of Scarborough : Whilst a ship was being caulked(made watertight) any passing woman had to be kissed : The custom didn't last for long! Caulking kiss - for several years before and some years afte...

The following was found in Bakers history of Scarborough: Whilst a ship was being caulked (made watertight) any passing woman had to be kissed: The custom didn't last for long! Caulking kiss - for several years before and some years after...

This page was compiled from research done by James Buckley, when he was warden of the Trinity House Trust and chariman of the Governors of Graham Sea Training School. It is a ful list of Tindall ships built between 1771 and 1863. The list provide...

The Tindall family were major contributors to the maritime history of Scarborough. A University student could usefully produce a thesis on the family. We can only offer a preliminary glance. There is a story that John son of John Tindall of North...

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