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The Coming of the Comet

The Rise and Fall of the Paddle Steamer

Nick Robins

Over ten years before the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened, Henry Bell's Comet of 1812 started the steam revolution in shipping and paddle steamers were soon serving tourists on coastal cruises and carrying passengers and cargo around the world to reliable timetables. This book examines the developments in paddle steamer design and technology through the 19th century, describing the most important vessels including the pioneering transatlantic ships of Samuel Cunard and the famous Mississippi sternwheelers. Slightly off-mint.
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  • Publisher: Seaforth
  • Year: 2012
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 190pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 243x185mm
  • ISBN: 9781848321342
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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