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For ferry enthusiasts on: March 05, 2018, 11:49:02 pm
If you have some time available and you wish to travel back in time, the Irish Sea Shipping website has returned to the World Wide Web.

Filled with loads of info and details that are forgotten by the passage of time, well worth a look.

Off particular interest is the news index which provides a comprehensive and detailed record of the years.

As a sample, take March 2002, which if you read to March 10th

Go as far as Stena Line and then a link to

Obviously some links will no longer work, but worth a look.

This intro was posted on FONE by the host of the site

I am pleased to announce that an archive of the Irish Sea Shipping web site which operated between 1995 and 2014 has been restored to the internet.
Recently I discovered that using the old PC on which the site had been edited on and updating it to Windows 10 that I could just about make Front Page 2003 work and perform some limited editing.
As I had never cancelled the hosting contract to enable me to retain several domain names and an email account restoring the site has been quite an easy process over the past few days.
I therefore intend to maintain the Irish Sea Shipping Archive for the foreseeable future - it can be accessed via
As the site has been completely offline for almost 3 years there may be quite a few people out there not familiar with the content.
The archive site has a large collection of historic news bulletins up to 2009, many voyage reports often from ships which no longer exist, and hundreds of photographic galleries dating back to the early days of the internet.
Hope you enjoy having another chance to have a browse around.
John Luxton
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 11:51:29 pm by giftgrub »

Re: For ferry enthusiasts Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 09:32:43 pm
This was a great site back in the day, loads of info and voyage reports, good to see it back online  :)

Re: For ferry enthusiasts Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 10:34:37 pm
It sure is, great archive of the recent past, always nice to visit. Great that the site owner managed to get it going again.

Re: For ferry enthusiasts Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 12:58:02 pm
Great resource to have. Delighted it's back online.