In 2005 Ferry Publications published Steam Packet 175 and during the course of the research of this book a large amount of photography was uncovered which was far more than we could include in the official history book. The decision was taken at the time to produce a second book as a companion to the first to enable these photographs to be published. The book was an overnight success and outsold the original concept within six months.
In response to many requests to republish the book the decision was taken in 2012 to produce a second and updated edition of Steam Packet – The Album. Many of the original pictures are included but a lot of new material has been added to make the book more attractive. The publication also includes a new chapter which looks into the future of the Steam Packet in the current environment and economic conditions.