The book is a soft cover publication (242 x 200mm) published by Bokprint P/L, Launceston, Tasmania.

The photos are of long gone ships that, by today’s standards, still look like real ships. There are 90 different ships included in the book from coasters to Ro/Ro Passenger, refrigerated to tankers and general cargo. They are registered in countries like Israel, Panama, Libya, Sweden, UK and Australia.

All photos are in full colour with their details and cargos that they either discharged or loaded in the Port.

Hot off the presses, Port Dalrymple Shipping is already being well received. But don’t take our word for it,  here’s an excerpt from a recent review by Noel Shaw of The Examiner newspaper.  The original article is shown below.

“….There are sharp colour photographs of 90 ships in this book, well reproduced on glossy paper.

Many readers will feel a touch of nostalgia in seeing them, and of sadness that the history of so many ends up with a line like that of the Taroona: ‘She was sold for scrap and towed to Aliaga (Turkey), arriving on May 5, 1989, for demolition.’

You will see such events as the tug Wybia being sunk after the propeller of the Clan MacDonald sliced her open, the visit of the Royal yacht Britannia and her escort destroyer HMAS Stuart in April 1970, and the George H. Evans, used for generating power, in 1967…”

“…This book, like Betty Percy’s the Tamar Boats (1993) could eventually become a hard-to-get collector’s item.”

Noel Shaw, The Examiner newspaper, Saturday 24 July 2010.

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