By Ambrose Greenway
This new publication, evocatively illustrated with an impressive number of greater than three hundred pictures, starts with the institution of routes round Europe and around the North Atlantic within the 1850s. now not till the Liverpool send proprietor and engineer, Alfred Holt, built high-pressure compound engines have been coal-powered vessels capable of steam additional afield, to the some distance East and Australia. the hole of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the shipment liner and in simple terms with the looks of the 1st box send within the Fifties used to be that dominance ultimately overthrown.
With its informative introductory texts and plentiful photos, this e-book will attract send fanatics all over the world and to all those that mourn the passing of the golden age of the steamship.
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