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  • When I Fell From the Skyby Diller

    Titletown Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 22.95

    She was 17-years-old on a Christmas Eve flight 40 years ago to join her father for Christmas when the unimaginable happened. The Lockheed L-188A Electra, on the way from Lima to Pucallpa, flew directly into a thunderstorm. A strike of lightning left the plane incinerated and Juliane Diller (Koepcke) still strapped to her plane seat falling through... 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...

  • The Voyage of the Rose Cityby John Moynihan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    A gripping, beautifully told story of a young man?s coming-of-age at sea   When John Moynihan decided to ship out in the Merchant Marine during the summer of his junior year at Wesleyan University, his father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was not enthusiastic: As a young man, before joining the U.S. Navy, Pat Moynihan had worked the New York... more...

  • The Way of a Shipby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    From the author of Godforsaken Sea -- a #1 bestseller in Canada and ?one of the best books ever written about sailing? ( Time magazine) -- comes a magnificent re-creation of a square-rigger voyage round Cape Horn at the end of the 19th century. In The Way of a Ship , Derek Lundy places his seafaring great-great uncle, Benjamin Lundy, on board... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • The Metal Life Carby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For centuries sailing vessels crept along the coastline, ready to flee ashore in case of danger or trouble; this worked well until weather or poor sailing drove these ships against an unforgiving coast. Saviors and salvors (often the same people) struggled to rescue both humans and cargo, often with results as tragic for them as for the sailors and... more...

  • The Hard Way Aroundby Geoffrey Wolff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history?s most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the... more...

  • Two Captains from Carolinaby Bland Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    In Two Captains from Carolina , Bland Simpson twines together the lives of two accomplished nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American, one Irish American. Though Moses Grandy (ca. 1791- ca. 1850) and John Newland Maffitt Jr. (1819-1886) never met, their stories bring to vivid life the saga of race and maritime culture... 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...

  • 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...

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