Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
ON THE WATERFRONT - Round-up of vessels and maritime matters, including a farewell to the liner Leda.
FORGOTTEN FERRIES - A history of the Japan's Seikan ferry service which operated until 1988. Rinya Takayama READER SERVICES - 2002 calendar, back issues, binders and other special offers, with details of subscriptions on the back cover. LAST AMERICAN ICON - Voyage report on the American-built liner Independence celebrating 50 years service. Peter Knego BOSPORUS BOTTLENECK - E Pictorial of some of the ships passing Istanbul and through the Bosporus. Oliver Sesemann SHIPS PICTORIAL - A variety of ships from around the world seen by Ships Monthly's readers. COASTGUARD IN CRISIS - The funding crisis affecting the United States Coast Guard's operations. Patrick Boniface TUG TALES - The preservation of Auckland's Scottish-built steam tug William C. Daldy. Trevor Coppock FERRY COMMENTARY - A round-up of the latest ferry news, including details of how foot and mouth has affected ferry operators. Russell Plummer 150 YEARS OF CAL MAC - The Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne celebrates 150 years of service to the Western Isles. Russell Plummer NAVAL REVIEW - The latest news from the naval and warship scene, including a pictorial report from the International Festival of the Sea. COASTAL COMMENTARY - A round-up of the latest news from the world of coasters and short sea vessels. Mike Macdonald CHART ROOM - Readers' section encompassing letters, new books, and a diary of society meetings. CAL MAC COMPETITION - Answer two simple questions and win one of two copies of Cal Mac's 150th anniversary book Royal Road to the Isles. MYSTERY SHIPS - Can you help to identify the mystery ship? PORTS OF CALL - Details of cruise ships visiting UK ports. Edwin Wilmshurst COVER: Caledonian MacBrayne's ferry Lord of the Isles approaching Armadale pier on her routine crossing from Mallaig. Lord of the Isles is one of the vessels featured in the history of Cal Mac starting on page 33.