The town of Seaham stands proud on the Durham coast in the north-east of England. Seaham once built ships. Not large ships. Not iron ships - with one exception - but fine and sturdy wooden sailing ships. The shipyards are now gone; the patent slipways, pontoons, dry docks, workshops are all gone and no trace remains to remind Seaham of this once flourishing industry. The ships built at Seaham Harbour are here no longer. They either sank or were sent to the breakers yard many years ago. This book documents the fine history of shipbuilding at Seaham Harbour between 1832 and 1899.