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Sinking of the TITANIC

by Thomas H. Russell

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1912): “ … A graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest floating palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls. Giving exciting escapes from...


The Yankee Whaler

by Clifford Ashley

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illus. Introduction....


Nathaniel's Nutmeg

by Giles Milton

A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas.

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days,...


Yacht design

by Massimo Paperini

“Yacht Design, Interior and Superstructures” confirms the interest of young architects, engineers and designers in boat design, a subject always in need of new ideas, new design solutions and a new approach....


12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

by Jr. Charles C. Hagan

The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact...


Ship Models: How to Build Them

by Charles Davis

Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Over 150 photographs.


The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities

by Paul Vasey

A vivacious memoir of life along the Detroit River, from the prize-winning reporter, novelist, and CBC broadcaster Paul Vasey.


Blue Nose Master: The Memoirs of Captain Ernest K. Hartling

by Ernest K. Hartling & Jo Kranz

Captain Ernest Hartling, born in Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1906, takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement.


A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships

by John Fry

A unique biography of a nineteenth-century shipping magnate set during a forgotten era - a time when Quebec was one of the world's great shipbuilding centres and tidal seaports.


Voices From the Odeyak

by Michael Posluns & Pete Seeger

This book details the struggle against the James Bay II Hydro Project.


How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs

by Edwin Monk

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....


The Built-Up Ship Model

by Charles G. Davis

A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations.


The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

by Charles G. Davis

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.


Learning to Sail

by H. A. Calahan

One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.


A Short History of the Sailing Ship

by Romola Anderson & R. C. Anderson

Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures.


Spars and Rigging: From Nautical Routine, 1849

by John M'Leod Murphy & W. N. Jeffers

Important study describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century — from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to a flying jib, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines....


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard

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...


Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction

by Uffa Fox

Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.


The Tryal of Capt. William Kidd: for Murther & Piracy

by Don C. Seitz

Based on official admiralty records, this volume offers an astonishing glimpse into the world of 17th-century piracy, the English judicial system, and the dialogue from the actual trial.


The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs

by William H., Jr. Miller

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.