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South Coast Passenger Vessels


by John Megoran

It could be forgiven to think that the days of long coastal excursions by paddle steamers on the south coast are a thing of the past, but through this book, it was surprising to learn that there are still more than 80 vessels offering cruises today. Along with the larger vessels which take passengers across the Channel or to the Channel Islands, there are their more modest cousins ferrying passengers to the Isle of Wight including the latest state of the art ferry Victoria of Wight, driven by hybrid battery technology. Then there is the plethora of smaller local vessels carrying between twelve and 350 passengers on shorter hops, often viewing some of the most spectacular South Coast scenery. Take a trip to Brownsea Island. View the Needles or the Jurassic Coast close up. Glide down Christchurch Harbour on boats with only 6 inches’ draft. Sail from Weymouth to Portland, passing break-waters and forts on a boat which delivered guns, ammunition and stores to them in the Second World War. Informatively written and lavishly illustrated, this is a fantastic book for anyone with an interest in the passenger vessels in the area bounded by Weymouth in the west and Newhaven in the east.

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