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Black Diamonds by Sea: North-East Sailing Colliers, 1780-1880 [Paperback]

Ken Smith , Richard E. Keys
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15 May 1998
Facing the hazards of gales, storms and wartime attacks the brave crews of the North-East steam collier ships kept the South of England and Continental destinations supplied with coal. Packed with fascinating incidents, Steamers at the Staiths spotlights the exciting and sometimes tragic stories of ships and men who delivered those vital black diamonds from the North-East coalfields.
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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service; First edition. Paperback. edition (15 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857950194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857950199
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 20 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,917,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dick Keys is a maritime historian and former seaman. Ken Smith is a sub-editor on The Journal, Newcastle.

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Storms, shipwrecks and other perils from the days when Tyne coal was transported by sea to feed the fire and furnaces of this country and beyond. Very enjoyable for all shipping enthusiasts
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