Selby to Hull in 1836

“Having passed the night at the George Inn at Selby I was somewhat surprised in the morning at the extraordinary anxiety of the landlord…in defiance of all rational objections…the steamer intended to carry us to Hull…before we had been a couple of hours on the way… she stuck…the captain…received able support from all his passengers, who, about forty in number… under his directions…shuffled across from one side to another so as to keep her going, and prevent her from lying quietly down on the mud. Whenever, in a coarse gruff voice, he gave the emphatic word of command “Rowl her,” the crowd, like sheep at the bark of a dog, trotted across the deck, treading on one another’s heels…”

Embarkation point for Hul

George Head: Vision of Britain

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/travellers/Head/11

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