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The Call of the Sea

A fully illustrated visual guide of the shipbuilding heritage of Sunderland and the surrounding area; the history of the Tall Ships Races and the experiences and recollections of past and present shipbuilders and shipyard workers, captains and crew and first-time sail trainees. To celebrate the visit of the Tall Ships Races to the City of Sunderland in July 2018 for the first time in their history.

by Naomi Austin

Foreword by George Clarke

“Shipbuilding has now gone from my hometown. Its industrial heart has stopped beating. But, Naomi Austin has put together the most wonderful book to keep the memories of those thriving industrial days alive. Combined with her elegant drawings she captures the stories of those ships that changed the world as well as celebrating the lives of the incredible people who built them.”

(Extract of the Foreword, by Sunderland architect and TV personality, George Clarke)

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