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Started by Kushi, March 16, 2014, 12:05:26 PM
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QuoteSunderland Shipbuilding Company, known locally as The "Limited" Yard, took over a South Docks site where wood ships were built in the eighteen-sixties by John Haswell. Iliff and Mounsey were launching little iron sailing ships and steamers there in the early 'seventies, after which the business was conducted as Mounsey and Foster. This latter firm built several large iron sailing ships from 1873, among them being the Duchess of Edinburgh, Eastern Monarch, Roderick Dhu, Senator and Kingdom of Sweden, each of which was famed among the medium clippers of the period.After Mounsey retired, Robert Foster continued for only a very short time and then the business passed into the hands of the Sunderland Shipbuilding Company. Commencing about 1882, their record was a splendid one in the steamer class, and included ....."Later words make it clear that the Sunderland Shipbuilding Company site was on the beach since the text refers to broadside launches into the open sea.
QuoteThe token image is familiar to me and is, as I am sure you saw, covered on site here. http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland008.html#sandpointRiver Wear Commissioners ran ferries across the river in Sunderland in north-east England - my page covers a number of such ferries. But what the extra inscription means is a puzzle..
Quote from: Figleaf on February 07, 2021, 12:58:54 PMObviously, someone with a profound lack of taste fell for the ugliest font available. Reminds me of early days of computing, when you could buy a whole CD full of useless fonts Peter
Quote from: brandm24 on February 07, 2021, 12:23:18 PMThis thread was linked by Peter in this very fine history of the Sunderland Ferries. http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland008.htmlI came across this ferry token on eBay so thought I'd post it here. I'm not sure how to date this one but thinking c1900...just conjecture.(Images courtesy of eBay ID celluloid)Bruce