This coincided with high tide and having a walk along the sea front relatively early in the morning was a good time to see and photograph ships heading West to Southampton or East into the English Channel.
The stone is cut from a single large piece of limestone and weathering has exposed some fossil shells in the surface which has resulted in some letters being lost.
The plaque confirms that the land occupied by the Esplanade was donated by C.Sheddon Esq JP and land acquired by generous facilities granted by S.E.Saunders Esq OBE.
The esplanade was opened and this stone presumably uncovered by Major General The Rt Hon J.E.B Seely MP on 7 June 1934.
The stone records that the esplanade was built by direct labour as part of a scheme for the relief of unemployment.
This may be right but it does not look like a boat house to me. I would have expected a larger doorway on the seaward side and maybe ramps running down into the water.