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Humber Waterways

Dry Cargo Barges. Vol II

By (author) David Taylor
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st Aug 2007
Dimensions: w 165mm h 235mm d 10mm
Weight: 312g
ISBN-10: 0752443224
ISBN-13: 9780752443225
Barcode No: 9780752443225
Synopsis
This is the last in Mike Taylor's three-volume history covering the craft of the Humber's inland waterways. Volume one dealt with tugs and towing barges; volume two with tankers; and this book tells the story of the dry cargo barges that plied the waters from the early days in the seventeenth century, through their flourishing heyday, to the gradual decline in the twentieth century after the railways and roads took prominence. A wealth of illustrations have been gathered together here to chart the development of dry cargo-carrying craft from unpowered to the later self-propelled and push-towed vessels, covering keels, sloops, pull-towed and motorised dumb barges.

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