By John Megoran
What occurred whilst a paddle steamer broke down or used to be stuck out in a dense fog? Why did they wish precise driving posts particularly ports? Who have been a few of the captains, and the way did they have the ability to retain their ships and their passengers secure in an age sooner than radar and satellite tv for pc navigation? What made humans get offended and crews embark on fisticuffs? What have been the issues posed by means of a few routes? Why used to be a paddle steamer banned and the way did somebody turn out in court?
These chosen stories from the heyday of the day trip paddle steamers within the united kingdom provide a bit flavour of what it used to be wish to be there on the time, whereas interval photographs of the folk and the ships offer attention-grabbing illustrations to their person stories.
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