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  • 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...

  • Inspecting the Aging Sailboatby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 15.95

    Don Casey abandoned a career in banking in 1983 to devote more time to cruising and writing. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach and the author of the universally praised guide This Old Boat . more...

  • A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coastby James Bildner

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 45.00

    James L. Bildner is a sailor, helicopter pilot, explorer, and summer resident of North Haven, Maine. Together with his wife, Nancy, Jim has sailed the coast of Maine for more than a quarter century, most recently aboard Windward , a Hinckley 52-foot sloop. more...

  • How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1)by Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 21.00

    Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanicby Stuart Robertson

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage? Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg? What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain? How did a bottle of whisky save one of the crew? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the doomed ship in this absorbing collection... more...

  • Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance, 2nd Editionby Sandy Lindsey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 18.00

    Sandy Lindsey writes for Heartland Boating , MadMariner (a division of the DIY Boater family), American Sportsman , Gaff, Showboats (recently merged with Boat International USA,) and Wave/International Yachtsman , among others. more...

  • Voyaging Under Power, 4th Editionby Robert P. Beebe; Denis Umstot

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 40.00

    1-About Robert Beebe 2-History of power voyaging 3-Evolving the Passagemaker concept 4-Passagemaker: design, building, testing and lessons learned 5- Philosophy of power voyaging 6-Tecnicalities of seagoing motorboats: stability, etc. 7-Beebe's Passagemaker 8-Choosing a Boat 9-State of the Art Passagemakers, including Nordhavn, Windhorse and... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • GMDSS for Navigatorsby John Seaton; Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial satellite communications technology whose primary role is to maintain safety of life at sea. Within the next five years all vessels over... more...

  • The Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sailby Philip Marsden

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The story of Britain?s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth. more...