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  • RMS Olympicby Mark Chirnside

    The History Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Sitting around a dining-room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship was... more...

  • Strandedby Aaron Saunders

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 7.99

    In 1918, Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Sophia ran aground on Alaska?s Vanderbilt reef. She sat there for two terrifying days before sinking in a raging snowstorm. Seventy-six years later, a cruise ship called the Star Princess was sailing in the same stretch of water ? and Alaska?s worst maritime disaster nearly repeated itself. more...

  • How to Build Wooden Boatsby Edwin Monk

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft ? rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations. more...

  • Ship Modelsby Charles Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch . Over 150 photographs. more...

  • The Ship Model Builder's Assistantby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings. more...

  • The Pirates Own Bookby Marine Research Society

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rare volume recounts lives and cold-blooded exploits of Black Beard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Anne Bonney, and other maritime marauders. 77 atmospheric wood engravings. more...

  • On Board the Titanicby Logan Marshall

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Based on the survivors' own stories, this dramatic history stands as the most authoritative account, ranging from the Titanic 's construction to the tragic aftermath of its sinking. 43 illustrations. more...

  • The Arts of the Sailorby Hervey Garrett Smith

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations. more...

  • Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Colorby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    Over 300 royalty-free full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in many sizes, shapes, and styles. 24 plates printed one side only. more...

  • Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742by Peter Gerhard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers, and English privateers and smugglers. more...