By Ambrose Greenway
This new ebook, evocatively illustrated with an impressive choice of greater than three hundred photos, 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 outlet of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the shipment liner and purely with the looks of the 1st box send within the Nineteen Fifties was once that dominance ultimately overthrown.
With its informative introductory texts and considerable photos, this booklet will entice send fans around the globe and to all those that mourn the passing of the golden age of the steamship.
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