Flipbook: Tugs, Barges, Coasters and Special Craft

Tugs, Barge, Coasters and Special Craft

This undated brochure, probably produced in the 1950s, was loaned to the Society by former employee Steve Wright.  It had been created to promote the capabilities of builder Richard Dunston Ltd of Thorne which by then also controlled the operation of builder Henry Scarr Ltd at Hessle on the Humber. 

They state that “we make no attempt in the following pages to illustrate or describe every kind of vessel which we can construct; we have , however, made careful selection to depict generally the type and range of size of vessel for which our production facilities and experience are most suited.” 

 Publication permission for copyright images

We acknowledge that copyright images are being shown for which no explicit permission to publish has been given to this Society. Many of the digital images shown had originally been produced with the knowledge and permission of the now defunct Yorkshire Waterways Museum from original photographs deposited there for public display.  Following the closure of that organisation in 2019 and the break up of their collection those original photographs have disappeared and have effectively been lost to the public.

Through an incredible stroke of good fortune digital copies of those images were donated to this Society in 2022 allowing our volunteers to finally achieve the wishes of those photographers and collectors who had made the original donations.

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