An advertisement for the ferry service to Whitstable Hoy; 1826
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An advertisement for the ferry service to Whitstable Hoy; 1826

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© Museum of London

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An advertisement for the ferry service to Whitstable Hoy. The 'Thomas and Stephen' sailed from Botolph Wharf, near London Bridge. The owners were Cock, Pillow and Greaves. On the reverse is a handwritten bill or receipt for freight and carriage.
Until the expansion of the railway system in the second half of the 19th century, small sailing ships like the Whitstable hoy, The Thomas and Stephen, transported goods and passengers between London and other British and continental ports. Ships were loaded and unloaded at the hundreds of small wharves and quays lining both banks of the Thames between the City of London and the Isle of Dogs (on the north side) and Bermondsey and Greenwich (on the south side). A hoy was a small ship used for carrying passengers and goods, especially for short distances.
 

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Date

1826 AD - 1826 AD
 

Image Number

007137
 

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