For many years the "Hyperion" frigate, under the command of Captain Mingaye, was stationed here, in the employment of the Coast-Guard service.
The prosperity of the Port has also been fostered by the London, Brighton, and South-Coast Railway Company, and the Ouse Navigation Commissioners, and very important improvements have been effected by them. The route from England to France, via Newhaven, is the shortest between the two countries and much patronised,—and for the accommodation and comfort of voyagers a large Hotel, &c, has been erected by the Eailway Company, at a cost of £10,000.
Since the association of the South-Coast Eailway Company with Newhaven, the town has risen considerably in importance. A new and commodious bridge has been constructed at a very large outlay, and the traffic to and from the Continent has developed immensely during late years, the resources of the port and neighbourhood having been much taxed to keep pace therewith.
The Commissioners appointed to enquire into and report on the eligibility of positions for harbours of refuge on the South-coast selected Newhaven as one of the situations best adapted for the purpose ; and in the event of the carrying of the same into effect it will conduce still more to the advancement of this thriving town. Observers of its present success, and those familiar with the growth of trade here of late, may fairly prophesy that Newhaven will eventually become one of the principal sea ports of the kingdom.
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