The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre and its website were setup and are run entirely by local volunteers and public donations in order to save the amazing history of our town. Scarborough was the first seaside resort in Britain but was also once the 5th largest herring port in the country. We built ships here that sailed the world and we are the birthplace of Edward Harland whose shipyard built the Titanic. The largest tuna fish ever caught were landed here and we had one of the first lifeboat stations in the country. Browse many subjects using the menus on the right, or type a specific topic into the search box. If you enjoy reading this website please think about becoming a member or donating via localgiving.com.