Classic nautical fiction flowed from the pens of Patrick O'Brian and CS Forester. They were the masters of the genre but sadly they are no longer with us. So who will fill the void for readers?
It's created by the greatest creatures on earth with the help of the sea. To some it's worth more than gold. Yet you might find a lump of it washed up on a beach.
Matthew Brady was just 20 when he was transported to Van Diemen's Land. Six years later he was hung from the gallows in Hobart Town. But what was it about Brady which endeared women to him so much that his trial had to...
Funicular railways date back to 1515 but were most popular in late 1800s. The Abt rack and pinion railway system was built to combat very steep inclines. The underwater Chain ferry pulled a vehicular ferry...