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Navigation. Merchant marine

  • 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...

  • Between France and New Franceby Gilles Proulx

    Dundurn 1984; US$ 30.00

    Between France and New France is an absorbing look at life abroad the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America. more...

  • Black Sailorsby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 101.95

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...

  • Blue Nose Masterby Ernest K. Hartling; Jo Kranz

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 14.99

    Captain Ernest Hartling, born in Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1906, takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement. 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...

  • Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structuresby Jorgen Amdahl; Sören Ehlers; Bernt Johan Leira

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 159.00

    Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures contains the latest research results and innovations presented at the 6th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures (Trondheim, Norway, 17-19 June 2013). The book comprises contributions made in the field of numerical and analytical analysis... more...

  • Cornish Wrecking, 1700-1860by Cathryn J. Pearce

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 95.00

    Shows how the image of Cornish wreckers as villains deliberately luring ships on to the rocks is a myth. more...

  • Cruel Legacyby Tom Frame

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 31.81

    Forty years after the collision between the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney in which 82 men lost their lives this is the story of Australia's largest peacetime naval disaster, the men involved, the effect it had and continues to have on them, and the aftermath of political intrigue and cover-ups. more...

  • Faster Than Windby Steve Pitt

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Fire on the Beachby David Wright; David Zoby

    Scribner 2002; US$ 26.00

    FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THIS IS THE TRUE-LIFE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL COAST GUARD AND ONE CREW OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES WHO FOUGHT STORMS AND SAVED LIVES OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS. Fire on the Beach recovers a lost gem of American history. It tells the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure... more...