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Steam Packet 190

Steam Packet 190

Author: John Hendy and Miles Cowsill

Pages:144 Size: 22cm x22cm Hardback ISBN 9781911268369

18.95

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is the oldest continually operating passenger shipping company in the world, having began operations in 1830. Today the company carries some 600,000 passengers annually, 170,000 cars and is the Island’s lifeline for freight.

This book includes a history of the company year by year, including the takeover over of the operation by the Isle of Man Government in 2019 and details of the new purpose-built flag ship to be introduced in 2023.



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Under the Maltese Cross - A Personal Story of the Ramsey Steam Ship Company

Under the Maltese Cross - A Personal Story of the Ramsey Steam Ship Company

Author: Peter Corrin

Pages: 184 Size: 21cm x 15cm Paperback ISBN 9781527259874

9.99




Formed in 1913 and based in the Isle of Man, the Ramsey Steam Ship Company had a long and illustrious history operating relatively small coastal vessels until its sad demise shortly after reaching its centenary in 2013. The names of all the ships owned by the company were prefixed with 'Ben' meaning girl, woman or lady in Manx Gaelic and they became known affectionately as the 'Ben-boats'.

In this book, drawing on his wealth of previously unpublished photographs, the author tells a personal story of not only its history , but his own unique involvement and association with this fine company, and of many of the conscientious, dedicated, loyal and professional people, afloat and ashore, who served in it, during a period of many changes in Manx shipping.



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Powering to the Rescue

Powering to the Rescue

Author: Nicholas Leach

Pages: 264 Size 22cm x22cm Hardback ISBN 9781911177579

21.50

****SORRY, THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK****

A history of RNLI motor lifeboats.

The story of the motor lifeboat is one of continual development, the implementation of technological advances, improvements in design and construction, and the provision of ever faster and more sophisticated rescue craft to keep the volunteer crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution safe as they go about the task of saving lives at sea.

This comprehensive volume provides details of every RNLI motor lifeboat that has seen service in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The individual lifeboat types are described in detail, with the text accompanied by numerous diagrams and line drawings, as well as outstanding and unusual photographs, many of which have never been published before.



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The Toxteth Tradgedy

The Toxteth Tradgedy

Author: Captain Stephen Carter

Pages: 88 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177210

9.75

This book tells the story of R.R Portus & Sons who carried domestic coal between the Isle of Man and the mainland using tugs and sea-going cargo barges. It also outlines the tragic circumstances surrounding the sinking in 1948 of the tug Toxteth.


The Sirdar - The Barge With the Egyptian Name

The Sirdar - The Barge With the Egyptian Name

Author: Captain Stephen Carter

Pages: 56 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177142

8.95

This book celebrates an often overlooked part of Manx maritme history. The wooden steam barge Sirdar has been a feature of island coastal life since the early 1920s and its story, ably told by Captain Stephen Carter, paints a picture of working life in the sea and harbour waters surrounding the Isle of Man.


Latitude 54: The Story of the Karran Fleet of Castletown

Latitude 54: The Story of the Karran Fleet of Castletown

Author: Billy Stowell

Pages: 77 Size: 23cm x 16cm Paperback

8.50

In this book, the author reveals the story of a fleet of Castletown registered ships that traded worldwide from 1860 until 1913. Where possible, he also tells details of each ship before and after its service with the Karran Fleet and includes photographic images that have not been seen for over a hundred years.

The author's research explains many personal facts, sometimes heartbreaking for the people involved.


Ferries of the Isle of Man (Transport Features of the Isle of Man Series)

Ferries of the Isle of Man (Transport Features of the Isle of Man Series)

Author: Stan Basnett

Pages: 96 Size: 21x30cm Paperback ISBN 9781906608033

15.00

This book is a revision and update of “Ferries of the Isle of Man Past and Present” and includes a number of photographs not previously published. In addition to presenting a pictorial record of the island’s passenger shipping over more than half a century, it also records the significant changes which have taken place around the ports of the Isle of Man.


Douglas Head Ferry and Port Soderick Boats

Douglas Head Ferry and Port Soderick Boats

Author: Stephen Carter

Pages: 72 Size: 21x20cm Paperback ISBN 9780906294550

8.50

With the help of some rarely seen photographs and from the vantage of a lifetime's experience working on passenger boats from Douglas the author traces the history of these Victorian and Edwardian tourist enterprises.


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