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  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold water, fighting... more...

  • The Admiral Benbowby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Barging Round Britainby John Sergeant; David Bartley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Barging Round Britain 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 leisure explosion on our waterways today. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs,... more...

  • Little Book of Canal Boatsby Steve Lanham

    G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 4.36

    You will be reminded of the life cycle of the salmon and when and how best to fish for them, and you will be encouraged to rethink what it is to be a salmon fisher in these more enlightened times, when stocks are less plentiful and good codes of practice are essential to ensure the long-term future of this fascinating fish. more...

  • Shipwrecks of Madagascarby Pierre van den Boogaerde

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    There are more than one hundred shipwrecks off the coast of Madagascar. These are the stories from ancient to modern times. more...

  • Steamby Andrea Sutcliffe

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Streamboats and Steamboats * A Ridiculous Idea * Brother Saintmakers * The War of the Pamphlets * The Columbian Maid * Lord High Admirals of the Delaware * Jefferson's Choice * The End of Perseverance * Leeches and Sharks * War and Peace * A Mail-order Steamboat * Thornton's Revenge more...

  • Sinking of the Titanicby Jay Henry Mowbray

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas.... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A handsome collection of full-color vignettes, lovingly culled from rare 19th- and early-20th-century chromolithographs. Exquisite, royalty-free, full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in a great variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Over 250 full-color illustrations. 24... more...

  • Learning to Sailby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This classic guide for the first-time sailor centers on the small sailboat. The author, who assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, begins with the selection of a first boat and conveys enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her in safely. 111 black-and-white figures. more...

  • A Short History of the Sailing Shipby Romola Anderson; R. C. Anderson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This amply illustrated, nontechnical book traces the evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years ? from those of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.) to the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. The development of northern and southern European vessels is also described. 20 halftones and 134 figures. more...