The extraordinary life of a Victorian steamship in the Andes. At Puno, Peru, still lies one of two steam ships, originally ordered as gun boats to protect Peruvian interests around Lake Titicaca. They were supplied as kits in 1862 and brought by mules from the coast, over the Andes, to be assembled on the Lake, 3810 m above sea level. This took several years, and Yavari was not launched until 1870. For lack of coal, it was fired with llama droppings, 1,400 sacks required for one voyage. In 1914, the steam engine was replaced by a Bolinder 4-cylinder hot-bulb semi-diesel engine. We have brought home from Peru a few copies of this charming little book detailing the history of the ship and the work to preserve and restore it. It has parallel English and Spanish text and is will illustrated. 52 pages 17x24 cm, sb.