Steamers of the Tay, by Ian Brodie
Published by Stenlake in 2003, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4123P2)
Brand New Book
This book is a fascinating and immensley readable history of the steamers on the Tay, and is packed with black and white photographs, many showing the ships that plied their trade along the river (including various Tay passenger ferries). We learn the history of the Tay train ferry - the second in the world after the one across the Forth – and holiday excursion traffic is also included. The excursion vessels are photographed at destinations including Dundee, Newburgh, Broughty Ferry, Bridge of Earn and Balmerino.
The book includes photographs of the very last ferries to operate between Dundee and Newport prior to the opening of the Tay Road Bridge, and the excursion story is brought up to date with pictures of vessels that have appeared on the Tay in more recent years. The final three pages of the book cover Loch Tay.
Please note, their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover