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North Wales and Lancashire Coasts
Dominated by Liverpool, one of England's largest cities and a world-famous sea port, it seemed only natural that the area would have a lively shipping scene. Whilst Liverpool was the base for worldwide shipping operations, it also was the source of a considerable amount of excursion traffic plus holidaymakers making for the resorts of North Wales, particularly Llandudno. In this area, the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company, formed in 1891, came to dominate sailings, operating two large turbine steamers until services ceased in 1962.

Further up the Lancashire coast, Blackpool, with its showpiece Victorian piers was a major holiday resort, especially popular with visitors from Scotland. Various attempts were made to base pleasure steamers at Blackpool.

Liverpool and Fleetwood in particular were important ports for short-sea services to the Isle of Man and Ireland, which remain important ferry routes to this day.

Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company
Other North Wales Operators
Blackpool Operators

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