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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost Off Trevoseby Brian French

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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, colliding... 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...

  • 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...

  • American Lighthousesby Ray Jones; Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This illustrated, one-of-a-kind guidebook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many "endangered" lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and "ghost lights," which are no longer standing. more...

  • Lighthouse Encyclopediaby Ray Jones

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    A wealth of facts and history fill this beautifully designed armchair and reference book. This single volume, packed with full-color and vintage photos, contains everything a lighthouse lover or maritime historian wants to know about lighthouse history, changing technologies, lighthouse keepers, and the lenses themselves. A detailed index of more... more...

  • North Carolina Lighthousesby Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world?s most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them The lore and history of North Carolina?s seafaring past comes to life in the text by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and photographs by Bruce Roberts. more...

  • Ship Fire Preventionby A. J. S. Bennett

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Ship Fire Prevention provides an introduction to fire prevention methods in ships. This book discusses the standard methods to extinguish combustion. Organized into two parts encompassing eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various types of fire-fighting equipment. This text then describes single purpose and dual purpose pumps... more...

  • Cargo Workby David House

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 72.95

    Previously published as Kemp & Young's Cargo Work , this new edition has been fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect unit load containerised systems that are now used in the majority of cargo shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably. This is an essential... more...