STEAMBOATS & Modern Steam Launches
A reprint of the original magazine that ran 1961-63 plus new original material
by Bill Durham
This book reeks of hot oil, escaping steam, and small boats at their best." -Peter Spectr, Mariner's Catalog
"The bible of steamboat enthusiasts... lavishly illustrated with photos, drawings, diagrams."
-Bill Mueller, Steamboating Magazine
"The only modern compendium of information on steam-powered small craft."
-Morgan North, Howell-North Books
Steamboats & Modern Steam Launches is the fundamental, technical, how-to resource about steam launches. The accompanying volume The Steam Launch is the illustrated historical survey. From My Old Boat Shop is the boatshop manual that reveals the naval architecture of the old designs. The steam, electric, or antique gas launch builder will want all of the Elliott Bay Classics. We publish these because we were getting so many requests to borrow our copies and other hard-to-find items in our library. More classics are on the way.
Boat House proudly presents the most fascinating and esoteric marine publication of all time. Tens of thousands of copies of this little magazine have been printed over the past three decades--yet it is still a rare book! Coveted and treasured, it is hunted in rare bookstores and has sold for as high as $150.00. The original editor, Bill Durham, provides a new 16-page overview for the steam launch builder, beginner and veteran alike. This volume's tough reinforced cloth cover with sewn binding is reminiscent of guilded 19th Century steam handbooks.
ISBN 0-9641204-3-7, 6 3/8" x 9 1/2"
672 pages, Hard Cover, 800+ B & W photos and line drawings, Indexed.