Coastal shipping
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1. Concept and definition

In the British Isles, coastal shipping is defined as commercial traffic around the British and Irish coasts. Shipping in inshore waters in the Netherlands was called binnenvaart (not to be confused with binnenscheepvaart or inland navigation on rivers and canals). However binnenvaart did not include coastal shipping outside Dutch waters, which in the early modern period was considerably more important. In principle…

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Ellmers, Detlev, “Coastal shipping”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022963>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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