A comprehensive illustrated history of all the ships that have plied the often turbulent waters of Cook Strait as ferries between Wellington and Lyttelton, Picton and Nelson. The cargo and passenger vessels recorded in this book have provided regular and scheduled services across Cook Strait since the late 19th century, establishing and maintaining the vital link between the North and South Islands.
Lavishly illustrated with many historic scenes, documents and attractive portraits of the ship, this book is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in seafaring and New Zealand’s maritime heritage.
256 pages including many in colour, 275 x 210 mm landscape format, hardcover. ISBN 978-1-877418-11-2. Published in mid-December 2009.
NZ$69.90 RRP. Either order from the author - Victor Young, 139 Seatoun Heights Road, Wellington - or from the publisher, Transpress NZ, 12 Awanui Drive, Waikanae 5036. Please make payments to Transpress NZ whichever address it is ordered from.
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