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The fairway was the name commonly given to the main channel of a river, river estuary or port entrance in which vessels were required to sail.

The main channel of the river Thames beyond Gravesend was commonly referred to as ‘the Fairway’ in eighteenth-century ship’s logs and journals.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 21 April 2004

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000014

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