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  • The Admiral Benbowby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought on--but to no avail: the... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • Great British Canal Journeysby John Sergeant; David Bartley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Great British Canal Journeys by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. Explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the 2012 Olympics. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will... more...

  • How To Read a Nautical Chart: A Captain's Quick Guideby Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 8.95

    Your quick-reference, on-board guide to the symbology and shorthand notations used on nautical charts Nautical charts contain an incredible amount of information for those who know how to decipher them. But without a key to the symbology, a chart can be bewildering. Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, helps you make sense... more...

  • Building Strip-Planked Boatsby Nick Schade

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 22.95

    The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy)... more...

  • The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanshipby Nigel Calder; John Rousmaniere; Bill Gladstone; Robert Sweet; Peter Nielsen; Charlie Wing; Richard Clinchy

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95

    Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information... more...

  • Rescue From Grampa Wooby Joan Skelton

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 11.99

    The dramatic story of the rescue of two men from a cruise ship on Lake Superior as it drifts out to sea in hurricane-force winds. more...

  • Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper's Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vesselsby Daniel Parrott

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 50.00

    Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going. Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticated communication equipment and integrated navigational systems?all... more...

  • The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook, Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Floridaby John Kettlewell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 69.95

    Find your way down the Intracoastal Waterway between the Chesapeake Bay and Florida The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook provides a complete set of navigational charts (a $350 value) for the 1,090-mile ICW from Norfolk to Miami, as well as major Atlantic inlets, in a single, easy-to-use $70 package. Proven over 16 years and four prior editions,... more...

  • Get Your Captain's License, Fourth Editionby Charlie Wing

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 69.95

    Every year approximately 10,000 people take the exams to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license. Get Your Captain's License is a comprehensive study guide for the exams required for the most popular Coast Guard captain's ratings, including the six-passenger license (commonly called the charterboat license or ?Six-Pack?) and the 100-ton Master's... more...