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  • Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleetby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 20.00

    Peter C. Smith presents us here with the second release in his visually splendid Cruise Ships series. Whilst his first book concerned itself with the large-scale ships currently cruising through our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and more) this volume focusses on the other end of the market; the ships that weigh in at less than 40,000 GT, but which... more...

  • Cargo Handling and the Modern Portby R. B. Oram; N. Skene Smith

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Cargo Handling and the Modern Port covers various concerns in the handling of goods in a contemporary port. The book also details the functions of ports, along with the impact of the silent revolutions that took place in the major ports around the world. The text first covers the port itself, such as its functions, the types of port managements, and... more...

  • Strandedby Aaron Saunders

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • On Board the Titanicby Logan Marshall

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Nearly a century later, the tragic tale of the "unsinkable" ship continues to captivate the imagination. So many myths and stories have arisen from history's most famous maritime disaster that it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. This collection of first-hand reports from survivors, published within weeks of the Titanic 's sinking, was... more...

  • The Arts of the Sailorby Hervey Garrett Smith

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    A maritime expert offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. 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; and dozens of other topics important to safety, economy, and... 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. Gerhard traces the exploits of the Elizabethan pirates ? most notably, Sir Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind ?Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers like Captain Morgan, and the incursions of English smugglers.... more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 8.95

    "One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." ? Sports Illustrated . Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "A literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written." ? National Fisherman... more...

  • The Built-Up Ship Modelby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to the hand-crafting of ship models from the bottom up, exactly as real ships were built in shipyards. The model is the 16-gun United States brig Lexington, in active service during the Revolution. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations. more...

  • United States Coast Guard Leaders and Missions, 1790 to the Presentby Thomas P. Ostrom; John J. Galluzzo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies dates from 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. The Service has provided aids to navigation, enforcement of maritime laws, environmental protection, search and rescue, immigration and narcotics interdiction, maritime safety assistance, port security, natural... more...

  • How to Build Wooden Boatsby Edwin Monk

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Clear concise manual by noted naval architect offers a portfolio of designs for 16 basic wooden craft ? rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, a hydroplane, and more. Detailed illustrated instructions for amateur boat builders cover selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials, building and finishing. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations.... more...