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The Fishing Boats Story

By Mike Smylie

9780750969970

ISBN: 9780750969970

Published: 03-07-2017


The Fishing Boats Story

By Mike Smylie

ISBN: 9780750969970

Published: 03-07-2017

About This Book

Britain has a history of producing and using a wonderful array of fishing boats, some of which still sail under private ownership. These older vessels developed in their own unique ways, dependent on local traditions, the type of fishing, their place of operation and innovation from fishermen and boatbuilders alike. Later, with motorisation, they changed dramatically through the steam era until the advent of the internal combustion engine. Today fishing boats old and new attract scores of people to fishing harbours everywhere, inspired by picturesque scenes, the life on board or the new breed of vessels with their modern technology in an ever-increasing competitive market.

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