Leanne wrote:I am a writer doing research for a novel, and I am having a hard time finding out information about passenger travel by sea in the first two decades of the 19th century. I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction.
I know that ships often sailed from Liverpool, but I would like to know if it was also possible to sail from the port of London, down to the Channel, up around Cornwall to the Irish sea and on to Dublin. I would imagine that considering the lack of train travel at the time, an overland journey from London to Liverpool would have been very time consuming and arduous, and people probably would have preferred to sail from London instead.
Even if there wasn't a dedicated passenger service, I would be interested to know if trade vessels did this route. My character could have managed to book passage on such a ship (fiction is great for stuff like that).
Does anyone know if this happened? Or where I might look further for more information? Also, any idea of what it might have cost?
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