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Boats in Scarborough - 1336 Ten local boats were listed at Scarborough in 1336 , the largest belonging to Stephen the taverner. Three more belonged to Adam of Seamer, one of the richest men in the town. The local ships were La Kateryne 15 tons,...

The following story is based upon a real life account written by Forrest Frank based upon a story by Captain Henry Nicholson.These appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. It wa...

Scarborough has long been a nursery of seamen. The coming of the railways and the broadening of share ownership made the 19th century town, for some decades, a modest centre for ship owning, for vessels which sailed the seven seas. The ship bu...

Exchequer Depositions in Hedley & Fairlasse v Jarratt (1702) Many ships faced problems at sea. However, ships masters might be tempted to make stories up and gain financially. This legal case involves the ships owners Nicholas Hedley &...

The stories below appeared in a series of articles by Forrest Frank in 1920 in the Scarborough Daily Post - These all feature 'crimps' who acted as agents for crew members. Crmpis would often lure crew onto other ships with promises of be...

Ernest Dade landed at Filey in October 1883. He wanted to get to Scarborough so went aboard another yawl which was ready to go. The skipper was a tall good looking man of sixty with no teeth. Also with him as crew members were his three sons. Dad...

The following article was printed in the Scarborough Mercury on the 15th November 1901 and was entitled "The terrific tempest - in Scarborough Bay - exciting scenes and gallant lifeboat rescues. Terrible tales from the coast". The fi...

The following story is based upon real life accounts of men washed overboard. They appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. Man lost on the Mercia Twenty days out, when only ...

During the era of sail boats there was considerable danger. The coasts were littered with wrecks as wind and waves drove helpless crews ashore. With the invention of the steam engine boats were a lot safer. But even they could be prone to danger....

A Mrs M Marshall sent the following email to the Scarborough Maritime centre. It features some interesting information on possible orphans who were sent to Scarborough to go to sea. "Hi. Thought you might find this interesting. I am re...

Press Gang - Richard Sellars says, "I was pressed between Scarbrough piers in the time of the last two engagements betweenthe Dutch and English in the year 1665, and refusing to go on board the ketch, they beat me sore on the sands and th...

When I came on deck at midnight at the change of watch one saturday night, the second mate reported to me that farmer - as we called the country bumpkin - was missing. The man had gone for a drink of water and had not returned. It was blowing har...

An extract from Meadleys "Memorials of Scarborough." entitled "Singular occurrence" Page 154 Many years ago ago a strange incident and a wonderful recovery occurred on board a Scarborough vessel, of that kind named by seame...

Scarborough ships in the Baltic  Yorkshire was hungry for Baltic goods in the 18th century. Scarborough captains came to know the Baltic well. Flax was imported for the linen industry, that extended from Pickering Vale to Cleveland and for th...

A story by John Helm Gibson from Scarborough Sea Dogs by G Forest Frank. ...Crossing to the Tyne I gave the Euterpe up to her old Captain, and was appointed to the command of the Calliope, a new ship, of lighter draught than the Euterpe, buil...

The following story is based upon a real life account written by Forrest Frank based upon a story by Captain Henry Nicholson. These appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. Cap...

The Scots ship "Dumbarton", 50 tons, Collyn Porterfeld , master, in October 1520 had these goods belonging to Deryk Molener ,an Antwerp merchant, from a vessel lost off Brittany - Guns 4 great stone guns and 8 chambers. 4 serpent...

Scarborough Yacht Club has been in exsistence since 1895 Here are some extracts from a book about the Club.  You can find more on their website at: http://www.syc.org.uk/​   ...

This page features articles on this website that mention Yawls in some way.  Accidents at sea  Accidents at sea The following article was in the Scarborough Mercury in 1910. It was entitled "SCARBOROUGH HERRING SEASON - FISHE...

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