By Roy Fenton
In this new ebook a set of greater than three hundred photos has been drawn jointly to inform the tale of the advance of the steam and diesel coasters, which originated regularly within the united kingdom and the Netherlands. The time period ‘coaster’ embraces a tremendous diversity of sorts together with the steam colliers, the puffers, packets, steam residences and lighters frequently designed for inland seas, then the ever-present steam coaster itself, in-built huge numbers to be used round British beaches but in addition extra afield in each nook of the realm. Coastal tankers and different professional kinds like chemical and cement providers additionally advanced.
As good because the info of the ships themselves, the e-book covers shipment dealing with and stowing, equipment, the coastal trades, the vendors and developers and, now not least, the crews and their jobs and their lives at sea.
A highly evocative and illuminating publication to thrill and tell send fans everywhere.
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Coasters: An Illustrated History by Roy Fenton