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Hovey, JohnThe Industrial Society, 1990
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
Burne, JohnBarracuda Books, 1989
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by Bob Roberts
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reminiscences of east coast sailing barge life.
the story of the Essex sailing-smacks, coasters and barges
by Hervey Benham
Harrap, 1981 (reprint).
Carmania Press, 1992.
a splendid photographic record of the port of London and shipping on the Thames, past and present
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a standard work on the Port of London, written by the General Manager to the PLA.