John Good becomes a master of his first ship

By the time he was 25 he was a Master of his own ship, his travels often taking him to the Baltic, where he could not have known he was forming relationships that would set the course of the company for generations to come.

John Good goes to Sea

An apprenticeship in the shipping trade was not difficult to find in this time before railways were used, so long as you were willing to suffer the sea sickness and dangerous conditions. John nearly died numerous times in his early career at sea – something which...

Birth of John Good

John Good was born in Scarborough in 1801, one of 9 children in a poor family, he went to work at the age of 12 to support his family.