Palm oil and small chop

This book is a fascinating portrayal of a now lost time, and tells the story of general cargo ships operating from the UK to the ports of West Africa. These ranged from extensive facilities with cranes and large wharves to river anchorages many miles from the sea in the creeks of the Niger Delta, at all times demanding high levels of self-reliance and initiative from ships' crews. Told from the perspective of an observer of the amusi...