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  • Blunders & Disasters at Seaby David Blackmore

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 10.99

    As any sailor knows, life at sea is hazardous under even normal circumstances. In times of war with an enemy intent on killing and sinking you it is infinitely more so. David Blackmore has researched 100 extreme cases over the span of history and written graphic descriptions covering the background, the events and the tragic consequences. Many were... more...

  • A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rulesby A. N. Cockcroft; J. N. F. Lameijer

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 85.95

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with ?The Rules?. This seventh edition includes the full text of the International... more...

  • Faster Than Windby Steve Pitt

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 8.99

    It is 1906, and 15-year-old newspaper boy and avid iceboat racer Bertie McCross fights to keep out of the clutches of the Kelly Gang, a family of slightly older Toronto toughs who are shaking down newsies. The pursuit by the Kelly Gang, a plunge into freezing water, and the clash of classes all lead up to a spine-tingling race to end all races. more...

  • Graveyard of the Atlanticby David Stick

    The University of North Carolina Press 1952; US$ 19.99

    Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast more...

  • Women Lighthouse Keepers of Lake Michiganby Kathy S. Mason

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    This book focuses on the fascinating careers of the women who tended lighthouses on Lake Michigan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores with great acuity how a number of special women gained their lighthouse positions and dealt with unique challenges of their time and place. more...

  • American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 95.00

    Up and down the Eastern seaboard during the 1850s, American shipyards constructed numerous large wooden merchant sailing vessels that formed the backbone of the commercial shipping industry. This comprehensive volume appraises in minute detail the construction of these ships, outlining basic design criteria and enumerating and examining every plank... more...

  • Oceans Odyssey 3. The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Floridaby Sean A. Kingsley; Greg Stemm

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 22.50

    In 1990 Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology of Tampa, Florida, commenced the world’s first robotic archaeological excavation of a deep-sea shipwreck south of the Tortugas Islands in the Straits of Florida. At a depth of 405 meters, 16,903 artefacts were recovered using a Remotely-Operated Vehicle. The wreck is interpreted as the Buen Jesús y Nuestra... more...

  • A Time Bomb for Global Tradeby Michael Richardson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 26.90

    What is being done to counter threats of maritime terrorism and how effective are the safeguards? The author presents evidence that Al-Qaeda aims to disrupt the seaborne trading system, the backbone of the model global economy, and would use a crude nuclear explosive device or radiological bomb to do so if it could obtain one and position it to go... more...

  • Lighthouses & Keepersby Dennis L. Noble

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been the subject of paintings and photographs. Today they continue... more...

  • HMAS Bataan, 1952by Anthony Cooper

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    A unique account of Australia?s involvement in the Korean War, this record tells the story of destroyer HMAS Bataan?s 1952 tour of duty. Written from two contrasting perspectives—namely from a “lower deck? seaman and an “upper deck? commander—this narrative draws on a variety of archival sources, including the ship?s monthly log, a collection of poetry... more...