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Bark, Skin And Cedar

by James Raffan HarperCollins Publishers (August 01, 2010)

Bark, Skin and Cedar is an intelligent and grand exploration of that great Canadian icon -- the canoe. From the graceful birch bark vessels of the Micmac Indians to the wide and sturdy Haida dugouts, from the...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...


The Tailor and the Shipwright

by Robert Westphal Impact Press (April 01, 2019)

Sydney, Australia 1800s.

 

Thomas O’Neil, an Irish convict and tailor, arrives in Sydney having left his two daughters on the shores of Dublin. Appointed as Governor King’s tailor, O’Neil establishes...


Fiberglass Boat Restoration

by Captain Wayne Canning Seahorse (August 15, 2017)

How to select a boat, plan your project, finish the job, and actually head for the water.

Over the past thirty to forty years boat builders, large and small, have produced tens of thousands of fiberglass boats....


Crossing the Bar

by Paul Lobo Seahorse (September 06, 2016)

There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better...


The Gigantic Book of Sailing Stories

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Here is the ultimate collection of stories about the sea for sailors old and young, experienced seamen and armchair admirals. For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons—for battle,...


The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship

by Twain Braden & Sam Manning Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

An illustrated sailing guide for beginner and expert alike!

The Complete Guide to Sailing& Seamanship is the perfect blend of captivating sea stories and essential, basic instructional methods for anyone yearning...


The Ditty Bag Book

by Frank Rosenow Skyhorse (April 06, 2011)

Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on...


U-Boats in the Mediterranean

by Lawrence Paterson Skyhorse (March 05, 2019)

Between September 1941 and May 1944, the Germans sent sixty-two U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Strait of Gibraltar?the British-held entry point, where nearly...


The Last Night on the Titanic

by Veronica Hinke Regnery History (April 02, 2019)

“Veronica Hinke has taken a story that we all know so well and interwoven delicious recipes that are historic and old, but classic and worthy of any modern-day table. She has unearthed a vibrant culinary subtext...


Barons of the Sea

by Steven Ujifusa Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2018)

“A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel...


Into the Raging Sea

by Rachel Slade Ecco (May 01, 2018)

WINNER OF THE MAINE LITERARY AWARD FOR NON FICTION

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE...


How to Survive the Titanic

by Frances Wilson Harper (October 18, 2011)

A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship’s owner

Books have been written and films have been made,...


The Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic

by Marshall Everett Harper Design (February 14, 2012)

A gorgeously produced rediscovered classic, Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic revives 1912’s most  exciting and sensational report of the doomed ship’s catastrophic voyage, first published mere months after...


Sultana: Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History

by Alan Huffman HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“One of the most riveting war stories I have ever read….Huffman’s smooth, intimate prose ushers you through this nightmare as if you were living it yourself.”

—Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect...