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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...

  • Maritime Security and METby D. Nielsen

    WIT Press 2005; US$ 378.00

    Section 1 presents interim and final reports on several research projects funded by IAMU. Section 2 presents a broad range of academic papers on the theme of maritime Security and MET. These range from the challenges faced by MET institutions worldwide in incorporating the new topic of maritime security into their syllabi, to the economic costs of... more...

  • Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrenceby Normand Lafreniere

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 7.99

    Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence outlines the history of lightkeeping in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf from its emergence in 1803 until automation replaced the last lightkeeper in 1988. 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost Off Trevoseby Brian French

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Trevose Head, the land mass jutting out into the Atlantic from North Cornwall's shore has been called the 'Lizard' of the North Coast. This inhospitable coast has seen many disasters over the centuries, from ocean-going sailing ships blown off course or badly navigated, to coastal vessels bound for Wales and the Bristol Channel foundering,... 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...

  • Marine Emergenciesby David House

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 76.95

    An influential guide to maritime emergencies and the current strategies that can be employed to cope with the immediate after effects and ramifications of disaster at sea. Many mariners will at some point in their maritime careers become involved in one sort of emergency or another, while in port or at sea, whether it is a fire on board, a collision... more...

  • Lighthouses of Maineby Bill Caldwell

    Down East Books 2002; US$ 14.99

    From Grand Manaan to Mount Desert to the Isles of Shoals on the New Hampshire border, sixty-eight light-houses stand along the coast of Maine and her rivers. In his conversational way, Bill Caldwell leads his readers on an historical tour of all the Maine lighthouses. more...