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By Steamer to the South Coast

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Author: Andrew Gladwell

Since the dawn of steam navigation, people have taken pleasure cruises in Britain’s rivers and estuaries and along the coast. Andrew Gladwell takes us on a tour of the south coast of England, illustrating the story of the paddle and pleasure steamers from south Devon to Sussex. Southampton and Bournemouth were the homes of the Red Funnel fleet, and Weymouth housed the ships of Cosens. Interlopers such as the White Funnel ships of P&A Campbell also operated in the area, as did independents in Brighton and Hastings.

From the beauty of Lulworth Cove, where the paddlers would beach on the shallow sand to let passengers off, to the piers of Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, the Isle of Wight, Southampton, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, pleasure steamers were a common sight until the late 1960s, when Cosens finally closed and scrapped their ships, although the PS Waverley and the Balmoral still continue the tradition.

Book ISBN 9781445614519

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Aug 2014

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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