Full title: Sailing Trawlers, A Devon Fishing Village, The Creation of a Legendary Working Vessel and the Birth of a Global Industry
Published by the Trinity Sailing Foundation, 36 pages. A5 size Booklet (N8259)
From the introduction: It was a revolution that was to bring profound changes to seagoing communities around the coast of Britain. It spread to Europe and over time became global. It would create an immense new industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people directly and indirectly; one that still exists today and around which communities in Brixham and many other places are still centred. That industry was trawling. It began with the development of a type of sailing vessel which enabled a method of fishing that for centuries had been carried out in estuaries, creeks and harbours to be deployed in deep waters, far offshore, That vessel was the sailing trawler - the Brixham sailing trawler. Sailing trawlers once existed in their thousands, Now only a handful remain...
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, tidy, unblemished and tightly bound.