Ferry

Ferry

Postby Whickham » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:47 pm

I wonder if the is the "B.H.C. HIGH FERRY No.1 Ferry 1903" refered to in George's list. On the extreme left is the Golden Fleece pub and this spot was the site of the passenger ferry across to Cambois.

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Re: Ferry

Postby Whickham » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:03 pm

But then this photo is named HFerry, so it is probably the real High Ferry

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Re: Ferry

Postby magoonigal » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 pm

Ref Top Picture........

25th June 1889. The new steam ferry to serve between Blyth and Cambois was launched from the shipbuilding yard of the Union Co-operative Shipbuilding Society Limited at Cowpen Square. The new ferry can accommodate 300 passengers and two horses and carts.

The actual Ferry service was established in 1890 and another similar Chain Ferry was built.

The Ferry in the bottom picture is probably BHC High Ferry No1.
ON 137625.
Built Blyth 1903 as Yard No 116.
Officially Registered at Blyth in 1922.
Hull Steel
64 x 32.1 x 3.8 Feet.
38 Net. 60 Gross. Engine power 5 hp.

BHC High Ferry No 2, ON 137621 was added in 1922 but she was built at Bill Quay.
Hull Steel. 64 x 32.1 x 3.8 feet.
37 Net 59 Gross.
Engine 6 hp.
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Re: Ferry

Postby Whickham » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:21 am

Thanks Paul

I'll see if there is a photo of BHC High Ferry No 2 in this pile of images. By "Bill Quay" I assume that will be Wood Skinner. YN 224 is missing in my list.
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Re: Ferry

Postby magoonigal » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:00 am

Just as an aside, the BHC WATERBOAT ON 137627 was also built at Bill Quay in 1922.
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Re: Ferry

Postby Whickham » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:08 am

Thanks Paul, there's also 228 & 229 missing which in sequence would have been 1923 builds but one or both may have been squeezed into 1922.
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Re: Ferry

Postby Whickham » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:49 pm

This photo is dated 1964 so is probably the High Ferry No 2

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Re: Ferry

Postby magoonigal » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:25 pm

Correct Dave. BHC HIGH FERRY No 2.

ON 137621. Registered Blyth 1922.
Built by Wood Skinner at Bill Quay.
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