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Hull - Gainsborough Steam Boat

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1814 October. Service running at 14 mph [1]

1814 December. Completed the return journey of 100 miles between seven in the morning and ten in the evening. [2]

1815 Referred to as the 'Caledonian Steam Packet' [3]

1815 Referred to as the 'John Bull Steam Packet' when completing the fifty miles in just over four hours [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, Saturday, October 22, 1814
  2. The York Herald, and General Advertiser, Saturday, December 03, 1814
  3. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, April 1, 1815
  4. The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c., Friday, July 29, 1815