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Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay, in the north west of England lies just to the south of the Lake District, England's most spectacular scenic area, and a long-established National Park. Despite its proximity to such a popular tourist area, there has never been any substantial local pleasure steamer service, although the local Furness Railway Company did provide paddle steamer services between Barrow and Fleetwood, and links were provided to the large seaside resort of Blackpool, from where local operators also sent ships into the Bay.

Furness Railway Company

Above : Lady Moyra was the last and the premium paddle steamer based in Morecambe Bay running between Barrow and Fleetwood although she was a second-hand purchase from the Barry Railway Co of South Wales. With a short life on the Bay before being requisitoned by the Admiralty for minesweeping duties in World War I, she did not return to service being sold back to Bristol Channel interests. She was sunk at Dunkirk in 1940
From a postcard view

Lady Evelyn (1900-1918)
Lady Margaret (1903-1908)
Philomel (1907-1913)
Lady Moyra (1910 - sold after World War I)

The Furness Railway Company also operated the paddle tug PS Walney which was used for passenger transportation.
Morecambe Steamboat Company (1872-1908)

Roses (1876-)
Express (1892-1898)

Lancashire & Yorkshire Rly / London & North Western Rly
Also operated out of Blackpool

S Cordingley / W.A and P Cordingley
Purchased an old steamer from the North British Railway's Clyde services, built in 1877and used for one unsuccessful season before being sold for scrapping

Isle of Bute (1912-1913)

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