Sea Cars at Cleethorpes
What exactly is a Sea Car ? A good question, let’s have a look at a wonderful c1920s photograph
Firstly, my thanks to LJ for sending for sending in this intriguing photograph, note the Clock Tower in the background .
Dating back to the 1920s it’s really quite fabulous and a social and local history gem but the question is . . .
What exactly was it and what exactly could it, and did it, do ?
The suggestion is obvious, an amphibious vehicle, it can be driven on the beach, into the sea and then turn into a boat.
Presumably it was a private commercial venture, if so who owned it, how much did it cost to have a go in it and what did ‘having a go in it’ actually equate to ?
I’d really like to find out about the drive system and to get some concrete information on exactly what the Sea Car did and for how long.
If anybody knows anything at all about this wonderfully atmospheric piece of local Cleethorpes History then please do leave a comment
Yours on terra firma