Whitby has gone from a busy whaling port and more recently a small cargo port to what it is today. It has just a few remaining fishing boats.
The port has been mothballed, all to line the pockets of the gangsters that run Scarborough Borough Council, the fishing fleet is a fraction of what it once was and now yachts and pleasure boats outnumber commercial vessels.
That said a busy shipping lane is visible from the coast, so if you spot a ship and want to know what it is use this interesting ship spotter. Click on the ship to see more information. Double click on 'Whitby' to zoom.