By Ian Collard

A Mersey ferry was once recorded within the Domesday ebook, and for round one thousand years, they've got plied among Birkenhead and Wallasey at the Wirral and Liverpool. The sail and man-powered craft gave technique to steam ferries in 1815. during this ebook, Ian Collard tells the tale of the Mersey ferries, focusing on the steam and diesel powered eras from 1815 to the current day and together with such well-known ferries as Iris and Daffodil, which have been curious about the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918. The Mersey ferries were immortalized in track, or even this present day, with some of the tunnels below the Mersey, the 3 survivors of this present day, Snowdrop, Royal Iris of the Mersey and Royal Daffodil, are nonetheless getting used via locals and travelers alike. utilizing round a hundred and sixty outdated and new pictures, he tells the tale of the Ferries around the Mersey, displaying a river that was teeming with ships yet is now a lot quieter.

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