Ribble Pilot Book – By John Eccles

“The Ribble Pilot” Book

We are very pleased to have available for download a pilot book for the River Ribble, created in 2010.

The author, John Eccles, is a local man from Lytham who has spent a great deal of time on the waters of the Ribble Estuary.

He served on the former Trinity House pilot cutters operating from Lytham and Preston skippering the cutters for 25 years, and for some time on the cutters at Barrow, Heysham and Fleetwood and was a crew member of the Lytham Lifeboat.

Recently retired from Preston City Council, he was a Lock – keeper at Preston Dock and skipper of the “Prestonian”, the vessel used to maintain navigation marks in the River and Estuary.

John has vere kindly allowed Preston Marina to make his pilot book freely available and you can download it as a .pdf file on the link below.

Warning! – Neither John Eccles (the author) or Preston Marine Services Ltd. will guarantee the ongoing accuracy of the information contained within “The Ribble Pilot” book and will not accept any responsibility for any issues arising from its use – it is intended as a helpful guide only and is offered free of charge.

Copyright for all content of “The Ribble Pilot” is held by the author, John Eccles.

Download the Ribble Pilot Book here FREE OF CHARGE – Beware, this is a large file (9MB).

You will need a .pdf reader such as Adobe Reader – You can download this here.

Uploaded January 2018