A walk around Lymington
 
Lymington River
The picture shows the Wightlink ferry, White Sky, leaving Lymington for Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
The first steamer service between Lymington and Yarmouth was by the Glasgow in March 1830. The route continued to Cowes, Southampton, Ryde and Portsmouth on various days. Later in the 19th century the paddle steamers would call in at Totland Bay and on to Alum Bay in the summer.

From the 1850s until 1938 it was the practice to attach "tow-boats" behind the paddle steamers, to convey carriages and cattle (and later motor cars) to the Isle of Wight. With the introduction of the first double-ended car ferry, the MV Lymington in 1938, the tow boats were no longer used.
Lymington to Yarmouth Ferries
MV Wight Light 2009 -
MV Wight Sky 2009 -
MV Wight Sun 2009 -
MV Caedmon 1983-2009
MV Cenred 1974-2009
MV Cenwulf 1973-2009
MV 
Freshwater 1959-83
PMV
Farringford 1948-74
MV 
Lymington 1938-73
PS
Freshwater 1927-59
PS
Solent III 1902-48
PS Lymington 1893-1929
PS
Mayflower 1866-1910
PS Solent II 1863-1901
PS Red Lion 1858-80
PS Solent 1841-61
PS Glasgow 1830-49
MV Caedmon 1983-2009
MV Cenred 1974-2009
MV Cenwulf 1973-2009
MV Freshwater 1959-83
PMV Farringford 1948-74
MV Lymington 1938-73
PS Freshwater 1927-59
PS Solent III 1902-48
PS Lymington 1893-1929
PS Mayflower 1866-1910
PS Solent II 1863-1901
PS Red Lion 1858-80
PS Solent 1841-61
PS Glasgow 1830-49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictures of Lymington town and countryside
     
 

Links
140 Years of Ferry Service by David Burrell