In 1903, 'The Building of the Chauncy Maples' was published by the Universities Mission to Central Africa to raise the funds to run MV Chauncy Maples. This is a fascinating account of the extraordinary people whose vision and faith overcame all kinds of obstacles.
In 1990 the book was reprinted in Malawi as 'Lady of the Lake, the story of lake Malawi's MV Chauncy Maples.' With original photos it includes an additional chapter by Vera Garland, covering 90 years of service as a mission ship, war boat and passenger ferry. To our delight, we have tracked down a few copies of 'Lady of the Lake'. They have been in a tropical cupboard for over 20 years, so their condition is not always perfect (we had to brush off a hornet's nest made of clay!).