COASTERS ON CANALS
You’ll probably be familiar with the idea that most canals in mainland Europe and other overseas countries are on a rather larger scale than our British narrow canals. But some of them are a whole order of magnitude bigger than that. This picture book concentrates on the world’s ship canals, with photographs of sizeable seagoing craft on bigger waterways of countries including Germany (such as the Kiel Canal), the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, France and Greece’s Corinth Canal as well as the more well-known ship canals including Suez and Panama. Britain does feature (the Manchester Ship Canal), and while it’s more about the ships, this book does provide some information about the canals, alongside a set of photos which might be a bit of an eye-opener for those more used to the likes of the southern Oxford Canal.
Coasters on Canals, Bernard McCall, Gomer Press, gomerprinting.co.uk, £16, 978-1-902953-88-5