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Fifty Years Afloat: The Autobiography of a Ferryman

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 198 pages
Author: H. Cameron
Year: 1996
ISBN: 0859052133
Other: b&w photos, maps, appendix, glossary
Publisher: Hesperian Press

'Fifty Years Afloat' details the Rottnest and Swan River ferry boats and the men who ran them.

Hugh Cameron's interesting and well-written account of his experience in small vessels, particularly ferries in Western Australia, and on dredges in Queensland, makes a welcome addition to the published material dealing with aspects of local maritime history.

Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Map of Swan River
Map of Rottnest
Introduction
1. School Days and Beyond
2. Agnes
3. Lessons
4. Submarines and Sinking Ship
5. Army Capers
6. Underwater Repairs
7. Portside
8. More Interesting Visitors
9. Hercules
10. Kaione
11. Kyogle
12. Casual Work
13. Emerald
14. Never Out of a Job
15. Early Promotion
16. Whaling Days
17. Back to Farry Business
18. Another Whaling Season
19. Climbing the Ladder
20. At the Helm
21. A Collison and a Grounding
22. Cyclone!
23. The Transition
24. Triton
25. 1961/62 Season
26. Tragedy and Change
27. 1963/64
28. The Bank Manager and the Ferryman
29. New Beginnings
30. Running With the Competition
31. Western Isle: Plans and Construction
32. Mishaps and Mayhem
33. The Final Stages
34. A Maiden Voyage
Section 11: Tye Last Twenty Years
Author's Note
35. A New Era
36. Retiring to the River
37. A Change in Direction and Place
38. Another Generation
39. Modern Times
40. A Memorable Journey
Epilogue
Appendix
Glossary

REVIEW:
'The Western Isle (Captain Cook) is a memorial to Hugh Cameron. I admired his determination and workmanship'. - Alan Brown, Marine Surveyor

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