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"Britannia", Lancaster. River Lune

"Britannia", Lancaster. River Lune
"Britannia", Lancaster. River Lune
"Britannia", Lancaster.  River Lune
"Britannia", Lancaster.  River Lune
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Steamer Britannia, River Lune
Lancaster
The twin screw steamer Britannia was built for J.Brown, Robert Birkett and R.Wilson of Lancaster in 1888, and served at Morecambe for their Morecambe Steamboat Co until 1904.
Britannia ran excurions to Fleetwood and Blackpool as well as local trips. She then served in Dublin for the Duke Shipping Co and was renamed Duke of Abercorn.
She ran aground on Dalkey Island in 1910, but was refloated on the next tide. In 1911 she moved to Southend for Henry Cooney's Southend Steam Packet Co, where she replaced the burnt out Sunbeam.
In 1914 she was bought by David MacBrayne for summer excursions. She also briefly operated the Ballachulish-Kinlochleven run but her boilers were troublesome and she was sold for scrap in February 1915.

Mr Eastwood had a Chemist shop in Lancaster, and took a selection of images around Morecambe on glass plates around the turn of the 20th century.
Glass slide, negative
Monochrome
10.5x8.0
1888-1904
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Glass Plates
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