Fountain Press produces and publishes a variety of titles relating to maritime heritage and historic ships.
We also retail books relating to maritime themes to raise funds for the ongoing upkeep and restoration of MB Fountain
Women on the Water
Female captains and boat owners tell the story of their experiences and the history of their beloved vessels.
Yarwoods, The Story of a Cheshire Shipyard
Fountain was built at WJ Yarwoods in Cheshire in the early 1950s.
The shipyard at Yarwoods was active between 1896 and 1966.
The company founder, William James Yarwood (1851–1926) served an apprenticeship at an ironfoundry in Northwich. He was appointed as a blacksmith with the River Weaver Navigation. In 1896 he assumed control and renamed the John Thompson shipbuilding business, based on the west bank of the River Weaver near Northwich.
Thames Lightermen & Watermen
The story of the people who work the Thames is as old as the story of the Thames and London itself.
MB Fountain is a unique part of UK heritage included on the Register of National Historic Ships. We follow her story from build to busy working life on the Thames and Medway to her journey as a museumship.
If you have a piece of maritime research that you feel may be suitable for publication please do not hesitate to get in touch