The Rise and Fall of the British Coasting Schooner

By Basil Greenhill, published August 1941


Greenhill explains the rationale behind the rise of sailing coasters around Britain and Ireland, and their dramatic fall in the first half of the twentieth century. He covers the various trades involved, and the types of craft that evolved to meet those needs. Greenhill was just 21, and this was a subject in which he was to become an expert, returning to it in much more detail in his ground-breaking book ‘The Merchant Schooners’ (two editions, London, 1951 and 1988). Illustrated with six photographs.

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Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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