|Ferries And Pleasure Steamers: A Colour Portfolio|
|Friday, 31 August 2012 17:28|
Author: David L. Williams And Richard De Kerbrech
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
From Baird Maritime
This book describes in words and high quality photographs an eclectic collection of the ferries that have served the British isles from the early twentieth century to, in some cases, the present day.
An amazing mixture ranging from paddle steamers to hovercraft and hydrofoils. Interestingly, the last paddle steamer was launched in 1953! The first hovercraft commenced operations about twelve years later. Even more interesting, some of the paddle steamers are still operating. None of the hovercraft are.
While comparatively narrowly focussed, this is still a very valuable and interesting history of an important sector of the maritime industry.
Ordering information:Ian Allan Publishing Hersham. UK Web: www.ianallanpublishing.com
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