Thousand Miles’ Cruise in the “Silver Cloud”
from Dundee to France and back in a small boat
by William Forwell
Blackie & Son, 1879
an entertaining account of a voyage down the east coast of Scotland and England, and across the Channel to France.
Inspired by John Macgregor’s exploits in ‘Rob Roy’, the Reverend Forwell had himself built a square-sterned yawl of just 19-feet on the water-line and embarked on this epic voyage in May 1877
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.
Sailing Tours:…. Part V 
the west coasts of Scotland, the Orkneys, and the west coast of the North Sea.
containing descriptions of every creek, harbour and roadstead, suitable for yachting purposes, from the Mull of Galloway to Duncansby Head, with a brief account of the coast from the Orkneys to the Thames
(The Mull of Galloway to the Thames)
by Frank Cowper
Ashford Press, 1985.
a facsimile reprint of the original 1896 edition of the Scottish volume.
new introduction by John Leather.
Notes on a Yacht Voyage to Hardanger Fjord, and the adjacent estuaries, by A Yachting Dabbler Charles William Rothery
[Rothery, Charles William]
London & Keswick, 1855
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
A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing. new and enlarged [2nd] edition – Dixon Kemp
London “The Field” Office, 1880