Shipping in Ulverston Mid C19

NSA66
10th May 2010, 02:18
I am currently doing some family history research, but I am far more interested in getting a feel for some of the background to the names which are appearing on my family tree.

I know that a number of my direct ancestors (family name ANYON) were masters and crew of coastal vessels operating out of Ulverston, (then in Lancashire, now Cumbria) in the mid to late nineteenth century.

I would really like to know what the maritime trade of the period would have been like, and I would welcome information from anyone with any knowledge of this trade, particularly around the Irish Sea coasts.

ted nutt
11th May 2010, 08:43
Morning NSA66,try the website Images of Cumbria-Cumberland Shipping Index.Ted