Our Cruise in the Undine
the journal of an English pair-oar expedition through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium.
by The Captain
London, John W. Parker & Son, 1854.
a delightful, plainly written with lots of practical detail, account of a three man cruise in a pair-oar craft identical to the ‘Water Lily’ that had recently been rowed on the Rhine and Danube.
The voyage started at Paris and finished at Cologne and the route included sections of the Seine, Yonne, Armancon, Doubs, Rhone and Rhine Canal, and Rhine, with the early and latter parts of the journey being completed by train
Yacht Sailor: a treatise on practical seamanship, cruising and racing
with notes and additional chapters by a Clyde Yachtsman
Hunt & Co., 1888.
‘Vanderdecken’ was the pseudonym of the yachting journalist William Cooper, and this popular Victorian manual contains full information for the amateur yachtsman on the practicalities of yachting and yacht racing.
Steam Yacht Photograph
late 19th century photograph showing two steam yachts and other vessels
a fine original albumen print photograph, probably dating from the 1890’s, showing small steam yacht with four crew in the foreground, with larger steam yacht, schooner yacht and two-masted sailing ship behind.
nice crisp condition, mounted onto card. the location is not identified, but more than likely on the Clyde, possibly off Hunter’s Quay
Houseboats and Houseboating
edited by Albert Bradlee Hunt
New York, Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1905
a very scarce book, and one of the first on the subject, written with the purpose of “making known the opportunities American waters afford for enjoyment of the houseboating life
to present in an adequate measure the development which houseboating has attained in this country
to set forth the qualities of the houseboat in such a truthful picturing that a larger number of people may be prompted to prove for themselves its advantages and delights”.
Predominantly America based, but also covers houseboats on the Thames and Oxford college barges.