Standing silhouetted against the wonderful colours of a spring sunrise is the Whitby Whalebone’s commemorating the Yorkshire fishing towns maritime heritage. Whitby was once the 3rd largest ship building port in England. But as Yorkshires steel industries grew, smaller boat yards on the esk went into decline giving way to the massive industries on the Tees producing steel ships. And sadly in 1871 the Monks Heaven was the last wooden ship built on the River Esk.
Whitby,s main industry today is tourism, people visit from all over the world and come to try the famous whitby’s fish and chips and see the historic abbey, made more famous for its part in Bram Stokers novel Dracula.