the story of the Essex sailing-smacks, coasters and barges
by Hervey Benham
Harrap, 1981 (reprint).
by Bob Roberts
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.
reminiscences of east coast sailing barge life.
Middlemiss, Norman L. ISBN 187112817X .Shield Publications, 1999
Port of London Authority, 1927.
a standard work on the Port of London, written by the General Manager to the PLA.
Cooper, F.S.Percival Marshall, 1963
Carmania Press, 1992.
a splendid photographic record of the port of London and shipping on the Thames, past and present
Burne, JohnBarracuda Books, 1989
a history of the Belle Fleet and paddle steamer era
by Peter Box
Tyndale & Panda Publishing, 1989.
the Belle Fleet paddle steamers that served the coastal towns of Kent, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk
Cohen, Ben .published by the author, 1985