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  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • 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 hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 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...

  • The Book of Old Shipsby Henry B. Culver

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world ? from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons ? those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful. In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line illustrations... 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...