Newhaven Harbour

Robert Hume

Newhaven Pilot

c.1875

Steam Pilot Boat

Robert Hume, Newhaven Pilot and his steam pilot boat, c.1875

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Captain Walter Lyle Hume, Isle of Wight

 

Robert Hume

Newhaven Pilot

Steam Pilot Boat

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume, formerly of Newhaven, Edinburgh, now living in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, for providing the photograph above.

This photo is of the Robert Hume, Newhaven Pilot, circa 1875,  with experimental steam driven Pilot Launch.

Walter Lyle Hume tells me that such boats were not not considered at the time to be successful, the Pilots reverted back to sailing cutters right up to 1914 when petrol/paraffin engined boats were adopted.

Walter adds that before the Pilotage Act 1913 came into force, all Licensed Pilots had to provide and operated their own boats.

The Photographer

This photo is in poor condition but nevertheless, interesting.

It is a cabinet print by A W Steele who had studios in Leith from 1871 until 1891.  The address on the back of this cabinet print is 45 Bernard Street, his studio address from  1874 until 1887.

Most cabinet prints were studio photos, so it is good to see an outdoor photograph from this photographer.

 

 

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