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Cholera Coverup in Scarborough In Sept. 1866 a French lugger from Fecamp, “St. Joseph of Fecamp” put into Scarborough at the height of the holiday season having on board one man dead from cholera and several others suffering from t...

The following story is based upon real life accounts which appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. This story was told by Captain John Helm Gibson. The Wydale arrived from New...

Many Scarborough people left the town to live in the Empire. One such man was Mr F.A. Legge who sailed with his wife and 9 children for Australia in 1884. In 1934 he wrote about his voyage and life. He still lived in Melborne but his children wer...

Before the railways reached the coast in 1845, the Yorkshire emigrant seeking fresh opportunities in Canada or the new United States of America, sailed from Whitby, Scarborough or Hull. Emigration agents advertised in the York Chronicle of Januar...

John Rushton MBE (1929-2013) Founding member of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre John was born in Luton on 21 June 1929 to Robin Rushton, then clerk, later accountant and champion chess player, and Annie Howlett, then forewoman. Joh...

In 1774 Thomas Rispin, a farmer from Fangfoss, East Yorkshire together with his friend John Robinson, sailed for Nova Scotia. They spent some months exploring Nova Scotia and New Brunswick noting farming methods, soil types, crops, estates fo...

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

The following story is based upon real life accounts which appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. This story was told by Captain Henry Nicholson. We had a favourable passage t...

It was when I was in the Asphodel that I first took a Newfoundland retriever, 'Hero' to sea with me from Scarborough. 'Hero' went ashore daily at Lauceston, and returned regularly, but on the day we sailed he failed to turn up, an...

There are a dozen other Scarboroughs in the world named after us.   See this article for more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough​ ...

The following story is based upon real life accounts which appeared in the Scarborough Daily Post in 1920 as part of the 'Sea Dogs' stories by Forrest Frank. This story was told by Captain John Helm Gibson. When we arrived in Mauritius...

"A sea voyage" from the magazine of Scarborough High School for boys 1923-29. Page 127 On 23rd December, 1926, I embarked at Adelaide on the "Moreton Bay" for England. We had not been out many hours before we got very rough...

The Wreck Of The Winwick By James W. E. Ashwell Just over one hundred and seventy-five years ago, Lyall Bay in New Zealand was the scene of one of the earliest shipwrecks in the Wellington region when, on December the 12th,1841, the barque Win...

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