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Ships & Shipbuilding

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  • The Seaman's Friendby Richard Henry Dana

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    A rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century. The author of Two Years Before the Mast outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Includes a glossary of sea terms. more...

  • The World's Lighthousesby D. Alan Stevenson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 26.95

    This superb, profusely illustrated survey by noted authority recounts the history of seamarks from antiquity to the early 19th century. Chronicling both the construction of the towers and the methods of illumination, the text offers a wealth of technical data in highly readable form, plus 261 black-and-white illustrations. 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...

  • Whale Ships and Whalingby George Francis Dow

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    This comprehensive pictorial survey of whale ships of all periods presents over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels. Images of harpoons, lances, whaling guns, and many other artifacts as well as account of New England's whaling industry are also included. A noted whaling authority provides... more...

  • Sailing Boats from Around the Worldby Henry Coleman Folkard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography. more...

  • The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world?s great "floating palaces" ? 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Clouded Mirrorby L.T.C Rolt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.98

    In these evocative and elegiac writings L. T. C. Rolt meditates on landscape, history, poetry, steam railways, vintage cars and the endless summer days of his childhood. He also recalls his many happy boating voyages on Britain's canals: the peace and tranquillity, the wildlife and people, the changing scenery as he travelled from county to county,... more...

  • In the Wake of Madnessby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain... more...