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Historic Sail By Paul Brown

Historic Sail
by Paul Brown

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Around the British Isles many former working sailing craft survive from the once large fleets of distinctive local types, such as the Humber keel, Brixham trawler, Cornish lugger, Scottish fifie and Thames spritsail barge.
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Historic Sail: Britain's Surviving Working Craft by Paul Brown

Around the British Isles many former working sailing craft survive from the once large fleets of distinctive local types, such as the Humber keel, Brixham trawler, Cornish lugger, Scottish fifie and Thames spritsail barge. In this beautifully laid-out book Paul Brown documents these vessels, concentrating on those of 40ft and over. Each type is introduced and its evolution tracked, with the main characteristics of the traditional design described; there follows a concise history for the surviving craft, including details of their working service, conservation, current location and use, and basic particulars such as dimensions and tonnage. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, many taken by the author and others sourced from vessel owners and National Historic Ships' archives, Historic Sail is simultaneously attractive and informative, and will appeal to any sailing enthusiast and all those interested in Britain's great maritime heritage. Historic Sail has been produced in partnership with National Historic Ships UK, the official body dedicated to supporting the conservation of historic craft.

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About Paul Brown


Paul Brown is a retired academic with a lifelong interest in ships and the sea. He is now a writer and photographer on maritime subjects, and a consultant to National Historic Ships. His previous books include "Maritime Portsmouth: A History and Guide," "Britain's Historic Ships," and "Historic Ships: The Survivors."

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GOR010190087
Historic Sail: Britain's Surviving Working Craft by Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Used - Well Read
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2013-02-01
192
0752485814
9780752485812
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.