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Discovering Craft of the Inland Waterways by D J Smith, ISBN: 0 85263 368 8, Published by Trent, in 1977, Written in 1977, Description of the various craft of UK canals and rivers.. Order now from Amazon.

Narrow Boats by T Chaplin, ISBN: 1 8735 8034 7, 232 pages, Published by Whittet Books Ltd, in 1997, Written in 1978, Illustrated history of the narrowboat.. Order now from Amazon.

Boat Electrics - A David & Charles Mariner's Manual by John Watney, ISBN: 0 7153 0044 X, 176 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1992, Useful book well illustated with diagrams and photographs.. Order now from Amazon.

The Inland Waterways Manual by Emrhys Barrell, ISBN: 0-7136 3693-9, 193 pages, Published by Adlard Coles Ltd., in 1993, "A complete guide to boating on rivers, lakes & canals". Order now from Amazon.

Mersey Flats and Flatmen by Michael Stammers, ISBN: 0 86138 099 1, 226 pages, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd, in 1993, Informative work illustrated by photogrphs and drawings.. Order now from Amazon.

Electric Boats on the Thames, 1889 - 1914 by Edward Hawthorne, ISBN: 0 7509 1015 1, 224 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1995, Order now from Amazon.

Flying Sail - Humber Keels and Sloops by Michael E Ulyatt, ISBN: 0 946289 30 1, 70 pages, Published by Mr Pye Books, in 1996, Paperback giving a short history of the Humber sloop and keel.. Order now from Amazon.

Inland Waterways Boat Listing by Douglas E Maas, Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0 9530034 0 X, 200 pages, Published by Inland Waterways Books, in 1997, Written in 1997, A listing Thousands of boat names and other information of interest to the boat spotter.. Order now from Amazon.

Trip Out 1997/98 by Geoffrey Hamer, ISBN: 1 871908 10 8, 105 pages, Published by Published by the author, in 1997, A listing of inland waterways trip boats in Britain.. Order now from Amazon.

The Clyde Puffer by Dan McDonald, ISBN: 1 8998 63125, Published by House of Lochar, Written in 1977, Photographs of these famous Clyde steamboats.. Order now from Amazon.

Discovering Craft of the Inland Waterways by Peter L Smith, ISBN: 0 8526 3890 6, 112 pages, Published by Shire Publications Ltd, in 1993, Describes the many types of craft found on the waterways.. Order now from Amazon.

Humber Keels and Keelmen by Fred Schofield, ISBN: 0 8613 8059 2, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd, in 1988, The story of the working boats of North-East England.. Order now from Amazon.

Boatyards & Boatbuilding by Robert J Wilson, Edition: Reset edition., ISBN: 0 907381 38 3, 32 pages, Published by Robert Wilson, in 2002, Written in 1974, Order now from Amazon.

Life Afloat by Robert J Wilson, Edition: Reset edition., ISBN: 0 907381 48 0, 48 pages, Published by Robert Wilson, in 2002, Written in 1976, Order now from Amazon.

The Oxford College Barges: Their History and Architecture by Clare Sherriff, ISBN: 0 906290 71 6, 114 pages, Published by Unicorn, in 2004, These craft served as floating boat houses for the Oxford colleges and were moored below Folly Bridge where the land based boathouses that have replaced them now stand.. Order now from Amazon.

Canal Narrowboats and Barges by Tony Conder, ISBN: 0 7478 0587 3, 56 pages, Published by Shire Publications Ltd, in 2004, Covers working and pleasure boats from the early days of the canals to the present.. Order now from Amazon.

Britain's Canal & River Craft by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, Edition: Paperback reprint, ISBN: 086190 286 6, 144 pages, Published by Moorland Publishing Co Ltd., in 1993, Written in 1979, Covers the historic craft of Britain's rivers and canals .. Order now from Amazon.

Hunter's Fleet by Richard Johnstone-Bryden, Edition: Softback, ISBN: 1 84280 074 4, 176 pages, Published by Nighthawk Publishing, in 2004, The story of the fleet of sailing vessels founded by Percy Hunter in 1932 and run as a family boat hire business until 1966.. Order now from Amazon.

Colours of the Cut by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, ISBN: 1 84306 145 7, 176 pages, Published by Landmark Publishing, in 2004, This book provides an accurate record of the traditional livery of some of the many working boats that used to ply the rivers and canals of Britain. Edward Paget-Tomlinson, one of the countries leading canal historians, produced the illustrations; there are also over 120 historic photographs of the boats and crews at work. . Order now from Amazon.

Britain's Canal & River Craft by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, ISBN: 1 84306 173 2, 160 pages, Published by Landmark Publishing, in 2005, Written in 1980, An improved version of the 1980 book with more pages and photographs.. Order now from Amazon.

A Home Afloat - Living Aboard Vessels of All Shapes and Sizes by Gary Cookson, ISBN: 0 9757346 0 1, 112 pages, Published by 20/21 Publications, Examples with photographs of a number of floating homes of various types.. Order now from Amazon.

Steam Narrow Boat 'President' by Neil Ratcliffe, ISBN: 978-0-9562031-0-6, Published by Black Country Museum, in 2009, The story of this historic boat built in 1909 and still a well known vessel on our canals and rivers.. Order now from Amazon.

Britannia Rules the Cut by Andy Wood, ISBN: 978-1-906205-26-3, Published by Appin, in 2009, The Royal Navy canal fleet of a 'frigate', 'destroyer' and two 'submarines', used for recruitment purposes, is examined in this book.. Order now from Amazon.

Richard Dunston Ltd. of Thorne & Hessele by Mike Taylor, ISBN: 978-1845630942, Published by Pen & Sword, in 2009, The history of this Yorkshire shipbuilder, illustrated with 200 monochrome photographs.. Order now from Amazon.

Sailing Barge Master by George Winn, ISBN: 978-0-9560596-0-4, Published by Chaffcutter Books, in 2009, Written in 1950, The memoir of Captain George Winn who started work on a Thames Sailing Barge at the age of eight.. Order now from Amazon.

Boatbuilders of Market Harborough by Bob Hakewill, ISBN: 978-0-9523698-2-0, Published by Foxton Inclined Plane Trust, in 2010, The story of boat building in the town from 1811 to the present day.. Order now from Amazon.

FMC: A Short History of Fellows, Morton & Clayton by Alan H Faulkner, ISBN: 978-0-905366-37-1, Published by Belmont Press, in 2011, The history of this famous carrying company and its boats.. Order now from Amazon.

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