Chatham Publishing: 2004
Vivid eyewitness testimonies
Unusual illustrations of shipboard life
Well-known ship, now preserved in Bristol, UK
Sea travel in the nineteenth century as reported in the letters, journals, and memoirs of passengers on the world's first liner, Brunel's Great Britain, a ship with a lengthy career as transatlantic mail steamer, troopship, and Australian emigrant carrier. For the majority of passengers, whether emigrant or soldier, sea travel was a novel and exotic experience, and a surprising number of Great Britain's voyagers recorded their impressions in letters home or jo... View More...