SPEYBUILT : THE STORY OF A FORGOTTEN INDUSTRY.

Skelton, Jim.


£35.00




Privately printed, Garmouth, Morayshire, 1st.ed., 1994. (Vii) + 99 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps & facsimiles. Pict. c.c., 30 x 21cm. FINE. The author reveals the history of how the best timber from the vast forests of Speyside were used to build over 80,000 tons of shipping. He describes the ships and shipbuilders of this Scottish region from 1784 to 1908 with a description of Speyside at the end of the 20th century. Appendices include a list of Speyside-built ships, annual tonnage built, the principal shipbuilders, etc. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and facsimiles with a special appendix of maps. Vessels include barques, barquentines, three-masted schooners, etc. A second edition was published in 1995 ; this is a FINE copy of the original edition.


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