• Those who love the rivers of Eastern England will be enchanted by the anecdotes that unfold in this colourful amusing book.
  • This book is based on five generations of the same family and how they have found a main crop or diversification to keep them in business, The opening chapter deals with the Second World War and memories of life in a coastal village which was sometimes under attack.
  • A series of coastal passages from Blakeney to St Katherine's Dock, London in a 22ft Great Yarmouth shrimper. Visiting and meeting people at most of the ports and rivers on the way. A well-told tale of East Coast sailing.
  • Starting in the 1950s with Robert Simper's early sailing on the River Deben. Crewing on some of the last Thames sailing barges working under sail. Gaff boats on the East Coast. Short trips on skipjacks on Chesapeake Bay. Barefoot sailing down the Caribbean Islands. Visits to the dhow harbours and back to sailing luggers on the East Coast.
  • The people, boats and places around the coast of the British Isles have a rich and diverse history. No two places are the same, but they all follow a pattern. The working lives of people and the boats they used are covered in this book.
  • Black and white and colour photographs of the ports and rivers from Colne Point, in Essex and Lowestoft, to the northern end of Suffolk. From Sutton Hoo to the reminders of the nineteenth century beach companies and many of the places and boats that have gone.
  • An acclaimed review of the fishing luggers of Cornwall and the trading schooners and ketches of the west of England. A brief history is given of the beach landing of Cornwall and Devon. Luggers racing at Looe, and the last of the north Devon trading vessels.
  • This book breaks new ground by bringing to life the story of the work-boats on the East Coast of England and the people who sail them.
  • The golden period for Beachmen was in the mid Victorian period and there was a mini boom in inshore fishing in the 1960-70s
  • The first book of the series with colour photographs. It covers the River Deben, from its dangerous entrance bar at Felixstowe Ferry, up past Ramsholt and Waldringfield to Woodbridge and beyond, above Wilford Bridge to Ufford.
  • This book is the latest edition in the highly popular series about the rivers of eastern England. These books are highly informative with original material and enjoyable to read.
  • The mighty tidal River Thames from Gravesend up to Teddington Lock. Photographs of the sailing barges, and lighters that worked from the great dockland system. A glimpse of the world's largest docking that has now largely been swept away.

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