Shipping & boats


Bottomry is an early form of maritime insurance, now defunct.

Halkett boat

A Halkett boat is a type of lightweight inflatable craft designed by Lt Peter Halkett (1820–1885) during the 1840s. When deflated, the hull can be used as a cloak, the oar as a walking stick, and the sail as an umbrella.

Manchester Liners

Manchester Liners was a cargo and passenger shipping company founded in 1898, based in Manchester, England.

Mine boat

Boats built to transport coal from the Duke of Bridgewater’s pits in Worsley


Roundwood is a wooded peninsula on the River Fal in Cornwall, where there is evidence of occupation and settlement since at least the Iron Age.


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