In this latest edition of Dutch language book Binnenvaart, there is a complete overview of the Dutch fleet. All over 5,800 barges are included technical details, the details of yards, repair shops, charterers, machine factories, suppliers, brokers, traders, skipper fairs, associations and unions.
This hardback book, with 542 pages, is written by Graham Dent and tells how in the early 1900s, the Grays, Essex firm of EJ & W Goldsmith Ltd operated by far the largest fleet of sailing barges in the 'seeking' trades of the south and east coast of England.
This Dutch language book features 2,700 tugs all alphabetically listed with technical data. In addition, a number of working vessels, supply vessels and patrol boats are included with their towing capacity. The Dutch towage companies in the are book listed with the associated vessels. Illustrated with over 150 color photos.
Compiled by David G Wood and Richard J Walsh, and published by Chaffcutter Books on behalf of The Society for Sailing Barge Research, this book reflects the time at sea of Charlie Fielder aboard the motor tanker, Prowess. There are many black/white illustrations included with the narrative.