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Ship, The Lady and the Lake (Hardcover): Larken Meriel

Ship, The Lady and the Lake (Hardcover)

Larken Meriel

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An extraordinary account of one woman's single-minded campaign to restore a Victorian steamship to her former glory and make her an Andean attraction Here is a vivid account of Meriel Larken's incredible quest to restore the "Yavari" steamship against the odds--a ship that is now celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2012. In 1862 the English-built "Yavari" was taken to bits and shipped to South America. In an epic logistical feat it was carried in thousands of pieces, by mule, up the Andes to Lake Titicaca, 12,500 feet above sea level, the world's highest navigable waterway. She was reconstructed and for more than a century plied her trade up and down the lake, but by 1985 she was a sad rotting hulk--until she was found by Larken, who led the quest to project to restore and preserve the ship. The oldest single screw iron passenger ship in the world, this nautical and engineering jewel is now a major Peruvian tourist attraction.

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Imprint: Bene Factum Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Larken Meriel
Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-1-903071-42-7
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories > Discovery / historical / scientific
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
LSN: 1-903071-42-9
Barcode: 9781903071427

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