Ships built at Brigg
S.S. 'Expedition' Wooden Screw Steamer of 18 tons and 8 h.p. Built by Joseph Sleight, Brigg and engines by T.& W. Pim, Hull. (Certificate No. 352)(British Association)
1820 'Pigeon' Sloop 40 tons, official No. 7554, for John Lushby.
1825 'Ancholme' Sloop 34 tons, official No. 17755, for Nathan Chapman, Robert Keetley.1880 owner Joseph Chapman, Grimsby.
1842 'Mary & Ann' Sloop 42 tons official No. 4826, 1870 for Joseph Hepworth, Wakefield.1880 owner Charles Canbey, Hull.
1847 'Fleece' Sloop 41 tons for J. Kyme, Benjamin Gladwin; Brigg.
1854 'John & Mary' Sloop 50 tons, official No. 5335, for William Dryson.
1855 'Elizabeth Winter' Schooner 73 tons, official No. 7682, for Thomas Winter.
1856 'Ocean Spray' Sloop, official No. 27032, 37 tons, 1870 for Robert Chapman, Killingham, 1880 for William H, Bee Brigg, 1900 for Edward Chapman, Barton.
January 1910 - George Atkin engineer of the Steam Keel 'Swift', which plied between Hull and Brigg drowned.
Ships at Brigg
December 1831 - To be sold by auction at the Wool Pack Inn, Brigg. Two sloops lying in the river Ancholme, well rigged and in excellent condition, the 'Phoenix' and the 'Glamford' capable of holding about 300 quarters of barley each.
Pigot & Co.s Directory 1828/9.
"George Slight, boat builder, Bridge Street.
Conveyance by water;
To Ferriby Sluice and Hull, Colton and Thorp’s Fly Boats from the Bridge end wharf, every morning at six.
To Leeds, Wakefield and all parts of the kingdom, vessels twice a week, from Colton & Thorp’s and R. J. Atkinson’s wharf."
Whites Directory 1842.
"Several of the inhabitants are owners of small trading vessels, and packets sail daily with passengers to Ferriby Sluice, to meet the Hull steamers."
Kelly’s Directory 1855.
"Joseph and Charles Slight, shipbuilders, Bridge Steet."
"Joseph Slight, shipbuilder, Bridge Steet."
Steam Packet to Hull, at 7.30 morning. daily, except Sunday and Thursday. Horse Boat to South Kelsey and Bishop Bridge, every Thursday. Sailing Vessels to Hull, every Monday and Friday.
Kelly’s Directory 1868.
Thomas Darley’s trading vessel from the wharf to Hull. Times uncertain.
William Smith and Son’s trading vessel from the wharf to Hull, twice a week.
Hull, Ferriby Sluice & Brigg Packet Company’s Fly boat from the wharf with goods & passengers daily (except Sunday & Thursday), at 7:30 a.m. returning according to tide; trading vessel once a week.
A two-horse boat from Bishop Bridge attends Brigg market every Thursday, leaving at 3 o’clock."