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Sea Breezes Magazine 1927

Signalling at sea with flags title page Sea Breezes July 1927
Signalling at sea. A novel view shewing [sic] top of charthouse and foremast of a steamer communicating with Breaksea Island, Australia. Sea Breezes July 1927.

Signalling before reliable radio

Memorial

Esther and Jane Memorial to crew lost in storm in Glenluce Bay February 28th 1849
Memorial to crew of Esther and Jane lost in storm in Glenluce Bay February 28th 1849. This large, ornate Sundial in the Maryport cemetery has on one of its four panels the inscription "In memory of Richard Annesley Turney, Master Mariner of Maryport who was lost with the crew of the "Esther and Jane" in Glenluce Bay during the storm of February 28th 1849 aged 57 years" The sundial a unique part of the town's seafaring history is worthy of being preserved, the first inscription was in 1849, and the last in 1923, thus spanning a period of 136 years. The "Esther and Jane" was a Maryport built ship. Robinson p26

Memorial

Midas The Barque Midas built by Ritson in 1896 and lost in 1898 memorial plaque
The Barque Midas - launched in 1896 was last heard of February 14th 1898 and lost with all hands during a passage from Nagaski to Portland Oregon memorial plaque. A brass tablet in memory of the Officers and Crew hangs in the Maritime Museum - Maryport Robinson p23

Figure-head for Maryport ship

Carving by James Brooker who worked for West Cumberland shipbuilders in the 1840 1850s
A carving by James Brooker who worked for West Cumberland shipbuilders in the 1840 1850s. Source: Robinson p21: The Illustrated Catalogue of the 1851 Exhibition published by The Art Illustrated Journal.

Figure-head for ship Mary Ann Johnston

Mary Ann Johnston Figure head of the ship of Maryport By James Brooker Maryport
Figure head of the ship Mary Ann Johnston of Maryport carved by James Brooker of Maryport. Source Robinson p6

Launching the Lycidas 1902

Launching the Lycidas ladies grandstand view Lycidas 576 tons built by Ritson 1902
The Lycidas Ladies with a grandstand view of the launching of the Lycidas of 576 tons built by Ritson 1902. Source Robinson p18

Miss Annie Robinson founder of Maryport Maritime Museum

Miss Annie Robinson founder of Maryport Maritime Museum
Miss Annie Robinson MBE JP founder of Maryport Maritime Museum accepting gifts for the Maryport Maritime Museum. Source Robinson p1

Maryport harbour 1837 drawing

Maryport harbour entrance lighthouse view north over Solway Firth to Scotland painting 1837
Looking down into the harbour at Maryport in 1837 drawing with multiple sailing ships, and Criffel in the distance. Source Robinson p24

Maryport harbour only The Dock

Map of Maryport The Dock only one single dock
Map of Maryport identifying The Dock ie only one single dock. South Pier, North Pier The Tongue and The Quay identified. Note the buildings facing the Solway Frith (sic) which was not called Solway Firth until ... Source Robinsion p19
Advert for Shares of Ships to be sold at Golden Lion Maryport Oct 1852
Advert for Shares of Ships to be sold at Golden Lion Maryport Oct 1852 Source: Robinson
Advert Workington and Maryport Steam Navigation Co Ritson Agent steam packet Liverpool
Advert receipt The Workington and Maryport Steam Navigation Company Robert Ritson Agent freight charges steam packet Liverpool. Robinson p19
Advert Huddleston Ritson Ship Builders Ship Smiths Ship Carpenters Timber Merchants 1833
Advert Huddleston Ritson Ship Builders Ship Smiths Ship Carpenters Timber Merchants 1833. Source: Robinson p19
Advert Isaac Middleton Ship Builders and Ship Smiths 1820 1860
Advert Isaac Middleton Ship Builders and Ship Smiths 1820 - 1860. Source Robinson p11
Advert Woods Yard Maryport 1765 1862
Advert Receipt by Woods Old Building Yard Maryport April 1832 to Mr Hewitson 1831 March Ships taken into the yard to repair upon and then sailing. For 79 ?? ?Jamaican ? Woods Yard operated from 1765 to 1862
William Walker Lloyds Agent Ship Builder Ship Repairer and Engineer Ship Chandler 1903
William Walker Lloyds Agent Ship Builder Ship Repairer and Engineer Ship Chandler 1903. Source Robinson p20