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Chris Miles
16-05-2008, 7:15 PM
Hi
I have found one ancestor 1861 as captain of the 65 ton vessel oak berthed at Wakefield then in 1871 berthed at Allerton Bywater where he was down as master of the Aurora of Great Ouseburn a river keel in the coal trade,any ideas on finding out more about these vessels their routes etc.
Thanks chris

hughar
16-05-2008, 9:11 PM
Google finds several references for 'Humber keel' or 'Yorkshire keel' such as
http://www.jim-shead.com/waterways/Boats3.html
http://www.igg.org.uk/gansg/12-linind/docks.htm
http://britishwaterways.com/images/WF_Issue9_AutWin2004_tcm6-97860.pdf (on page 11)
http://www.canaljunction.com/craft/yorkshire.htm