How a Paddle Steamer Changed the Course of History
Paperback 192pp Illustrated
9781445603490   Product Code: 16486
Predating the Stockton and Darlington Railway by more than a decade, Henry Bell's steamboat service from Glasgow to Greenock began in 1812 and was the first viable mechanized passenger transport system in Europe. This book tells the story of Bell and Comet, the pioneering little steamer that made the 24-mile trip up the Clyde, and reviews the astonishingly rapid spread of steam navigation that followed over the next few years.