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Bar1861 - available onboard

Unwind at Bar1861, named after the year Red Funnel was founded. Bar1861 can be found onboard Red Funnel's vehicle ferries (Osprey and Eagle) and stocks a wide range of bottled and draft beers, wines and spirits. Click here for more about Red Funnel's history.

Other famous events in 1861

  • Lincoln was elected President in the United States
  • Start of the American Civil War
  • The British Empire establishes bases in Lagos to stop the slave trade
  • HMS Warrior, the world's first ocean-going (all) iron-hulled armored battleship, is completed and commissioned
  • Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by Wilhelm I
  • Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died of typhoid fever at Windsor Castle
  • Construction of the Albert Hall began in Prince Albert's memory
  • Mrs Beeton wrote her famous book about household management
  • Frederick Walton invented linoleum
  • Daily weather forecasts began
Bar 1861 - purveyors of fine beverages across the Solent


  • MV Red Osprey
  • MV Red Eagle


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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

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