by Viv Head
A well-written informative text with some 100 fascinating black & white and colour illustrations.
by Viv Head
The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the South West of England, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset. Its maritime history is rich and extensive and traces all the way back to when men first went to sea in vessels powered by the wind alone. Many were built locally – the Bristol Channel pilot cutters have a legendary reputation right across the world and 17 original vessels still exist and modern ones are still being built. Passionate about history and sailing, the author Viv Head, has compiled an informative book of some of the ships that have sailed the waters of the Bristol Channel. Famous ships such as the Matthew, Scotia and Cutty Sark are included, but lesser known ships who each have a fascinating story are also here to discover. Accompanying the well-written informative text are some 100 fascinating black & white and colour illustrations. Without a doubt, Bristol Channel sailors and their ships have put their mark on maritime history and this book is a testament to that. Highly recommended. 96 pages.