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The Fishing Boats Story


by Mike Smylie

This well-presented pocket-sized book, tells the history of Britain’s wonderful array of fishing boats. 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. Some of these fascinating vessels still ply the waters under private ownership. 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. An excellent book that will appeal to fishermen young and old.

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Mike Smylie


Fishing Vessels, History


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