Take The Strain
the Alexandra Towing Company and the British tugboat business 1833-1987
by Tim Nicholson
published by the company, 1990.
a comprehensive history of one of Britain’s leading tug and towage companies.
317 pages. illustrated with photos.
ISBN 0951649507 .
very good condition hardback in the dust-jacket. ‘display copy’ sticker to front.
Famous Clyde Yachts
by Meikle & Shields
Oatts & Runciman, Glasgow & London, 1888
one of the most sought-after books in the field of yachting literature, this superb volume contains a series of thirty-one chromolithograph plates reproduced from paintings by Henry Shields, depicting a range of Clyde yachts, from the 100-ft+ giants to the 15′, 17′ and 19′ class of small racing yachts.
Each plate is accompanied by the text of James Meikle, one of the leading yachting correspondents of the day, describing the yacht and recording her racing career, etc.
Sailing Trawlers, the story of deep-sea fishing with long line and trawl
by Edgar J. March.
David & Charles, 1981.
the standard work on the sailing trawlers of the British Isles, illustrated with nearly 200 photos plus many scale plans and drawings