The Upper Mersey Navigation Commission was established by Act of Parliament in 1876. Its duties were the maintenance of lights and buoys on the upper estuary from a line between Garston and Eastham and Bank Quay, Warrington, for which it could levy dues. It was wound up in 1973.
The collection includes Minute Books, 1876-1963; Ledgers, 1877-1955.
Dues received registers, 1903-1964.
Superintendent's Reports, 1904-1947.
Log Books of Commission's vessels, 1921.
Hale Lighthouse records, 1933-1958.
Misc. correspondence & papers from 1860, including brief history of UMNC.
Charts, c. 1870-c. 1970.
Reports of the Mersey Conservancy, 1878-1971.