Building boats in Cowes
Courtesy of Messrs J S White.
The White family started building boats in Broadstairs in the 1700s and subsequently moved to Cowes in 1802 where the firm built over 2000 vessels before the yards closed in 1963. the firm finally became defunct in 1981.
Amongst many alumni of J.S.Whites was one Barnes Wallis who finished his apprenticeship there before becoming a marine draughtsman.
An advertisement from my collection dated March 1949.