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Coasters

John Masefield's 'dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days' has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage. In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been drawn together… Read more...

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Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Isles

At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger… Read more...

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The New Cunard Queens

The venerable Queen Elizabeth 2 has long since become a floating legend. Launched in 1967, she was for three decades considered the last of her kind, a cherished and beloved remnant from the age of the great ocean liners. So Cunard's decision, on the eve of the new Millennium, to build a new liner for the transatlantic service, caused widespread interest.… Read more...

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A Century of Sea Travel

This book is a voyage through the life of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by travellers who sailed on these vessels, and it carries within it their thoughts and experiences, mirrored here in words and pictures. The pictures are memories of ships and places in times gone by, glimpses of steamship travel through the years. In memoirs and… Read more...