Cowes old picture postcards (the river)

Cowes - the sea frontCowes, the riverCowes, the townCowes, the ferries

Guide - circa 1900

click on an image to view a larger version of the picture
dates, where given, usually refer to the date on the postmark

River Medina at Cowes
River Medina at Cowes

Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge - 1906
Probably the 1882 ferry built by Napier & Son of Southampton
Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge arriving at West Cowes
contributed by Barry Sowerby

Probably the 1882 ferry built by Napier & Son of Southampton


Chain ferry arriving at West Cowes
Cross river chain ferry arriving at West Cowes

The 1896 ferry built by W. White & Sons of Cowes

Chain ferry arriving at East Cowes
Cross river chain ferry arriving at East Cowes
Google Street View

The 1896 ferry built by W. White & Sons

Floating Bridge
The Floating Bridge from Cowes, 1907

The 1896 ferry built by W. White & Sons


Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge (Bridge No 1) arriving at West Cowes
The 1909 ferry built by W. White & Sons of Cowes
Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge (Bridge No 1) arriving at East Cowes
The 1909 ferry built by W. White & Sons
Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge coming
into West Cowes (Bridge No 1)

contributed by Barry Sowerby

The 1909 steam ferry built by W. White & Sons

Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge from
East Cowes
(Bridge No 4)
contributed by Barry Sowerby

The 1952 ferry built by J. Bolson of Poole


Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge (Bridge No 4)

Diesel/electric - built by J. Bolson of Poole

Cowes Floating Bridge
Floating Bridge from East Cowes (Bridge No 5)

The 1974 ferry (diesel/hydraulic) built Fairey Marine of East Cowes