T he 19th century has seen development of fast and regular links between continents thanks to tall sailing ships that are the clippers then the cape-horners. Jersey booklet: GEORGES built in 1865 by Clarke in Jersey as a wooden ship, 473 tons.

First conceived as sailing ships equipped of an auxiliary engine, the steamers will before long free from sail. The steam turbine will them preside over the birth of giant liners that around 1900 assert the transoceanic traffic . 

P&O booklet: WILLIAM FAWCET built in 1828  as a wooden paddle steamer

In parallel, ferries will know the same progress that the steamers as the important innovation of the access ramp.


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