Life at Sea

Articles:

A Scarborough aprentice runs away to sea A story by John Wilson from Scarborough Sea Dogs by G Forest Frank. John Wilson was made an apprentice but tried to run away to sea against his fathers will I heard that Mr Hodgson wanted some lads for h...

The Captain's wife has always been an important personage. A few years ago there was a lengthened discussion in the newspapers about her. She was the subject of many letters; the object of praise on one hand, of blame on the other, as great p...

This is a short extract from a book Dennis Allen wrote about his first trip to sea in 1954. The wind screaming through the rigging reached its peak as the storm hit us. Waves crashed over the decks ripping their way through the ships rails and...

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

The following story is based upon real life accounts of life at sea. They appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. Condensing water at sea - in the era of sailing ships In Ap...

NAUTICAL LANGUAGE Many words and expressions originate from our relationship with the sea. Some familiar words and phrases come from their use on the sea; from commonly used words like overwhelm (from the English word meaning "to capsize"...

Watching for ships by the harbour walls in Scarborough The fishing industry was always dangerous. The sailing ships were always vulnerable to gales and bad weather which could come out of nowhere. These huge seas and treacherous storms could endan...

What the sea means to me Local fishermen, mariners & residents were asked what the sea means to them.  Here are some of their answers:- “The sea feeds us, it entertains us and it excites us. It takes us to new countries to me...

Request our email newsletter for all our latest news and information
Contact us

01723 369361
scarboroughmaritime@yahoo.com
45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH, England

We are here

Opening times

Monday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
Closed
Tuesday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
Closed
Wednesday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
11am - 4pm
Thursday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
11am - 4pm
Friday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
11am - 4pm
Saturday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
11am - 4pm
Sunday
.......................
........................................................
.......................
11am - 4pm
© SCARBOROUGH MARITIME HERITAGE CENTRE LIMITED
Registered charity No 1144532. Company No 06755717.