This book by Michael Hunt, sometime curator of Ramsgate maritime Museum, was first published in 2007. It was available in the museum before it closed. The book is about 100 A4 size pages of text and B&W pictures.
I think it is the most comprehensive work about the harbour, so if you are interested in the history of the harbour, you will probably want a copy.
The price is £9.99, if you can’t stretch to that, you may be able to persuade someone to give it to you for Christmas, my promise to send our local books out post free, wrapped up in Christmas wrapping paper, with a message from you on them, to your friends and family still holds good.
Here is the link to buy it online http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/a_history_of_ramsgate_harbour_and_guide_to_its_existing_features.htm
Contents are as follows:
Chapter 1 A Haven for Fishermen, pre-1749 p.1
2 Brave Hopes & False Starts, 1749-1756 p.4
3 Resumption of Work, 1760-1774 p.12
4 John Smeaton, 1774-1792 p.14
5 Samuel Wyatt, 1793-1807 p.20
6 John Rennie, 1807-1821 p.23
7 Sir John Rennie, 1821-1850 p.26
8 Called to Account, 1851-1861 p.34
9 A Change of Hands, 1862-1939 p.38
10 Naval Base to Marina, 1939-1999 p.45
11 Ramsgate the Ferry Port p.48
12 The Dry Dock p.52
13 The Pier Yard & Clock House p.57
Ramsgate Harbour Masters since 1751
Ramsgate Harbour Engineers 1750-1920
Ramsgate Harbour Steam Tugs 1843-1938
Ramsgate Harbour dredgers and excavators
Observations on working practice & labour relations at
Ramsgate Harbour, September 1760 to December 1763
Ramsgate and the Cinque Ports.
The Ramsgate Meridian Line.
It really is very good and I am reading it at the moment so I will probably add to this post.