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Last Stronghold of Sail   Hervey Benham:    
  „Last Stronghold of Sail - The Story of the Essex Sailing-Smacks, Coasters and Barges“
  Georges G. Harap & Co. Ldt., London 1948  
  also by the same author: „The Stowboaters“, „The Salvagers“& „Down Tops'l“
   
Swin,Swale, and Swatchway   H.Lewis Jones, M.A. assisted by C.B.Lockwood:
  „Swin, Swale, and Swatchway: or, cruises down the Thames, the Medway,
  and the Essex Rivers"
  Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London 1892, reprint by D.N.Goodchild, Philadelphia 2005
       
The Magic of the Swatchways   Maurice Griffiths:    
  „The Magic of the Swatchways“  
  A & C Black Ltd., London 1932 and 1971  
       
Sailing on a Modest Income   „Sailing on a Modest Income"    
  introduced, compiled & edited by Maurice Griffith  
  Waterside Publications Ltd., Penryn, Cornwall, 1996  
     
Swatchways & Little Ships   „Swatchways & Little Ships“    
  George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London 1971  
     
  also by the same author: „First of the Tide“, „Round the Cabin Table“
         
The Riddle of the Sands   Erskine Childers:    
  „The Riddle of the Sands“    
  Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1903 and 1972  
       
         
Inshore Craft of Great Britain   Edgar J. March:    
  „Inshore Craft of Great Britain - In the Days of Sail and Oar, Volume I“
  David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1970  
       
       
The Gaff Rig Handbook   John Leather:    
  „The Gaff Rig Handbook“    
  Adlards Coles Ltd., London 1970 and 1989  
       
The Northseamen   „The Northseamen“    
  Terence Dalton Ltd., Lavenham, Suffolk 1971  
     
       
Smacks and Bawleys   „Smacks and Bawleys“    
  Terence Dalton Ltd., Lavenham, Suffolk 1991  
     
  also by the same author: „The Salty Shore“, „The Sailor's Coast“
     
John Leather 1928-2006   John Leather died at his home in Fingringhoe, surrounded by his family, on 17th of February 2006. Besides from writing the most informative books on the subject, John Leather was also widely respected as a yachting historian, particularly of the East Coast. As a consulting editor of Classic Boat, John was a cornerstone of the magazine, and one of its most frequent contributors from the start.
         
Sailing Craft of the British Isles   Roger Finch:    
  „Sailing Craft of the British Isles“
  William Collins & Co Ltd., London 1976  
       
       
Half a Gale   Michael Frost:    
  „Half a Gale“    
  Kenneth Mason, Homewell, Havant, Hampshire 1981
  also by the same author: „Boadicea - the Story of an East Coast Fishing Smack“
       
An Old Gaffer’s Tale   Martin Eve:    
  „An Old Gaffer’s Tale“    
  Seafarer Books, London 1984  
       
         
Valkyrie - The Restoration of a Wooden Boat   Sarah & Dave Johnston:    
  „Valkyrie - The Restoration of a Wooden Boat“  
  B.T.Batsford Ltd., London 1983  
       
       
Living in the Backwaters   Michael Emmett:    
  „Living in the Backwaters“    
  Gaff Rig Publications, Maldon 1998  
  also by the same author: „Blackwater Men“  
       
East Coast Sail - Working Sail 1850-1970   Robert Simper:    
  „East Coast Sail - Working Sail 1850-1970“  
  David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972  
       
Essex Rivers and Creeks - Vol 4 English Estuaries Series   „Essex Rivers and Creeks - Vol 4 English Estuaries Series“
  Creekside Publishing, 1995  
     
       
Voayage around East Anglia   „Voayage around East Anglia“    
  Creekside Publishing, 2001  
     
       
       
Only So Many Tides   Jon Wainwright:    
  „Only So Many Tides“    
  Seafarer Books, London 2001  
       
         
Sailing Just For Fun - High Adventures on a Small Budget   A.C.Stock:    
  „Sailing Just For Fun - High Adventures on a Small Budget“
  Seafarer Books, London 2002  
       
         
Hand, Reef and Steer   Tom Cunliffe:    
  „Hand, Reef and Steer“    
  Thomas Reed Publications, 1992  
       
         
Classic Boat Seamanship   Martin Tregoning:    
  „Classic Boat Seamanship“    
  Adlard Coles Nautical, London 1992  
       
         
Surveying and Restoring Classic Boats   J.C.Winters:    
  „Surveying and Restoring Classic Boats“
  Adlard Coles Nautical, London 1992  
       
         
Der Gaffelfreund   Andreas Köpke:    
  „Der Gaffelfreund“    
  Palsteg Verlag, Hamburg 2002  
       
         
Die Nordeuropäischen Seefischereifahrzeuge, ihre Entwicklung und ihre Typen   Gerhard Timmermann    
  „Die Nordeuropäischen Seefischereifahrzeuge, ihre Entwicklung und ihre Typen“
  E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1962  
 
         
Smakken, Kuffen und Galioten   Horst Menzel:    
  „Smakken, Kuffen und Galioten“  
  Ernst Kabel Verlag, Hamburg 1979  
       

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