Bernard McCall 2010
Hardback 96pp Illustrated 295x205mm
9781902953519   Product Code: 16481
In the early days of steam tugs, the boats' towage duties were supplemented in the summer months by taking passengers on pleasure trips. Likewise, coastal and estuary steam packets were employed to ferry passengers out to the sailing ships, and later steam liners, too big to berth in port. This book traces the history of this overlooked class of vessel from the first steamers of the 1820s to the last working vessels of the 1960s.