Popular Books on Ferries

 

Water bus and water taxi, odd terms right but these are the words which are most commonly used to describe a passenger ferry in Venice, Italy. No doubt, these words are not the perfect way to describe a ferry. For a matter of fact, they are much more than that, they have a history and have always been an aspect of fascination for many mortals.
The list of books on ferries is next to endless, and there is a plethora of it. Just a simple google search with the word ferries will bring forth some of the best books on ferries. Ferries naturally step up the excitement levels among masses due to its sheer size. Even with advancement with other modes of transport, ferries have stood their time and have undergone changes to suit the needs of many. Below is the list of the top 10 best-selling books on ferries.

The great Lakes car Ferries

Bus, trams, metros were not always as popular as they are now! Back then, ferries were the only means of transport. This book, one among the most popular books on ferries, states the story of these life savers and the workers who moved this ferries and helped the passengers reach their destinations safely.

Read it For:
This book is going to give an idea of the struggles that the ferry drivers had to go through, everyday.
Don't Read it For:
This book is very descriptive, describing the minutest of details and thus makes the story longer. This excessive description makes the story boring at times.
What makes this book stand out?:
The heroic story of all the brave hearts who worked with all their hearts to ensure the safety of the passengers, the struggles they had to go through is sure to give goose bumps to all its readers.

Ferries of Puget sound

Puget sound’s only means of communication was ferries in the ancient times and since then ferries are a major part of the city and its people’s cultural history. This book narrates the story of the hard goodbye that Puget Sound had to bid to this great means of communication.

Read it For:
Not just ferries, this book also gives a peek into the history of the city.
Don't Read it For:
If it is a bright sunny day and one is not good at goodbyes, then this book can be skipped.
What makes this book stand out?:
The deep attachment of humans to ferries is what makes the book exceptional and unique.

Death Rides the Ferry

This book by Patricia Shalka is a thriller with a gripping storyline. The story is about solving the dark mystery of the ferry when an unidentified passenger is found dead on the ferry during the famous music festival of Viola Da Gamba.

Read it For:
This book follows a trail of mysteries to finally find the killer, which is pretty surprising. So one fond of mysteries, thrillers are sure to become fond of this book.
Don't Read it For:
If music, mystery, ferry is too much to handle at one time, then this book should be avoided.
What makes this book stand out?:
The amazing story line with an even more amazing narration makes this book stand out.

Ferries across the Humber

This book is about the history of ferries and how Kirk first discovered the coal burning Humber ferries. This book also has memoirs of many ferry workers.

Read it For:
This book is rich in history and thus very fascinating.
Don't Read it For:
The book mainly being about history, readers who are not fond of history are not going to find this book interesting.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fond memories of all the caledonians who worked on ferries makes the book very emotional and unique.
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Brittany Ferries

This book is about the hospitality and services provided by the Brittany Ferries for a long span of time, forty long years.

Read it For:
One will get to know anything and everything about the holidays and services provided by the Brittany Ferries.
Don't Read it For:
If a reader wants to read about the services and hospitality provided in ferries, in general, then book might not be much of a help.
What makes this book stand out?:
The detailed descriptions written with the perfectly chosen words are what make the book stand out.

The Night Ferry

This a thriller revolving around the murder of sixteen children and four adults. It really keeps you interested and involved in the story throughout.

Read it For:
This book has an gripping plot line where the lead character slowly solves the motive behind all these murders.
Don't Read it For:
This book is probably bit too dark and complicated.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is sure to send a chill down the readers spine and thus is a must read.

Michigan state Ferries

This book is about the invention of the most powerful ice breaking ferry in the world that became the biggest employer of the year.

Read it For:
Who would not want to know the history behind the most powerful ice-breaking ferry in the world.
Don't Read it For:
If not of history then bunking the book is recommended.
What makes this book stand out?:
The amazing history of the ferry is what the book is all about and this cannot be found in any other book.

Irish Ferries

This book is about the sudden boom in business of Irish Ferry and how he became the owner of Irish Ferries who at the beginning had just one ferry to his name.

Read it For:
This book is very good for those readers who love books on business, history and most importantly ferries!
Don't Read it For:
This book is not published anymore and, thus, only the old books are recycled and sold. Thus, those readers that are intimidated by the feel and smell of a brand new book are sure to get disappointed by this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The remarkable twist of fate can turn a person from a beggar to a billionaire and that is what this book proves.

Weymouth Ferries

The book describes the history of ferries from the writer’s perspective and also describes the transition of the ferries’ structures and bodies.

Read it For:
For a different perspective in the history of ferries.
Don't Read it For:
Those readers who already know a lot about the history related to ferries may skip this book as they might not find anything new in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The all new way of describing the book that almost all of us already know is what makes the book unique and one of a kind.

Steamboats and Ferries

This book is a tribute to the golden era of ferries and steamboats in the American states by Duane huddleston.

Read it For:
One will get to know all the details about ferries and the conditions in the American states during the period of the civil war
Don't Read it For:
Again, readers who do not like history reading are going to find this book boring.
What makes this book stand out?:
The history in coloured words with numerous sketches, black and white pictures and map illustrates makes the book one of the must reads.

 

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