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    Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. Killman    French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadres and Contre-Torpilleurs, 1922?1956 by John Jordan & Jean Moulin    Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors - Tales of 1812 by James Barnes    A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow Cumberland    Mr Punch Afloat - The Humours of Boating and Sailing by various    Boating by Walter Bradford Woodgate    Ships for all Nations: John Brown & Company Clydebank 1847-1971 by Ian Johnston    Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations: A Memoir and History by Bernie Webber    Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen Chase    Schooner Integrity by Frank Mulville    Bangladesh Maritime History by Ghulam M. Suhrawardi    Stranded: Alaska's Worst Maritime Disaster Nearly Happened Twice by Aaron Saunders    Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited by Ted Barris    The Lusitania Saga & Myth: 100 Years On by David Ramsay    Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe by Sean Mcgrail    Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey by Deborah N. Carlson    The Oak Island Mystery, Solved! by Joy A. Steele    Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention by Andrea Sutcliffe    The Real Jim Hawkins: Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy by Roland Pietsch    Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food by Rose George    Ship Decoration: 1630-1780 by Andy Peters    England's Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare by Susan Rose    The Coming of the Comet: The Rise and Fall of the Paddle Steamer by Nick Robins    SS Great Britain: Transatlantic Liner 1843 by Wyn Davies Davies & Herb Schmitz    Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Isles by Nick Robins    HMS Warrior: Ironclad Frigate 1860 by Wynford Davies    A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks by Stewart Gordon    Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships by Wendy van Duivenvoorde    Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol 2: Notre Dame Bay to Petty Harbour by Calvin Evans    Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by Eduard Sozaev & John Tredrea    Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers & fates by James Bander    The Warship Mary Rose: The Life and Times of King Henry VII's Flagship by David Childs    Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery by Norman Friedman    Giants of the Seas: The Ships that Transformed Modern Cruising by Aaron Saunders    Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe by Tom Cunliffe    British Cruisers of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman    The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire by Randall James Sasaki    Voyages from the Past: A History of passengers at Sea by Simon Wills    Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram by Charles W. Johnson    Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed off the Coast of Vietnam by Frank Pope    Sveti Pavao Shipwreck: A 16th century Venetian merchantman from Mljet, Croatia by Carlo Beltrame & Sauro Gelichi & Igor Miholjek    Cross Channel and Short Sea Ferries: An Illustrated History by Lord Ambrose Greenway    From T-2 to Supertanker: Development of the Oil Tanker, 1940 - 2000, Revised by Andrew G. Spyrou    101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . butDidn't! by Tim Maltin & Eloise Aston    The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine    Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly    Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew by Brian Hicks    101 Amazing Facts about the Titanic by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor    Koombana Days by Annie Boyd    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl

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Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam

Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. KillmanDuring Daniel O. Killman??s more than fifty years at sea, he was shipwrecked off Coos Bay, discovered gold in Alaska, was dismasted in a hurricane near Fiji, lost a rudder en route to Adelaide, had run-ins with bureaucrats, officials, and seamen, and found himself in court facing charges of murder, all the while remaining in impeccable standing with the owners of his vessels. His thrilling life at sea during the last decades of sailing ships and the emergence of steam vessels in the Pacific is chronicled in Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam.

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French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadres and Contre-Torpilleurs, 1922?1956

French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadres and Contre-Torpilleurs, 1922?1956 by John Jordan & Jean MoulinLike its highly successful predecessors, French Battleships and French Cruisers, this beautifully presented book blends technical and historical analysis to produce the only comprehensive study of French destroyers in the English language. Between the world wars, France produced some of the largest and fastest destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovative super-destroyers and the more conventional Torpilleurs d??Escadre are the focus of this book. The first part of the book covers the design of these ships, pairing the text with detailed data tables, specially-drawn...
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Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors - Tales of 1812

Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors - Tales of 1812 by James BarnesMany of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River

A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River by Barlow CumberlandThis narrative is not, nor does it purport to be one of general navigation upon Lake Ontario, but solely of the vessels and steamers which plyed during its century to the ports of the Niagara River, and particularly of the rise of the Niagara Navigation Co., to which it is largely devoted. Considerable detail has, however been given to the history of the steamers "Frontenac" and "Ontario" because the latter has hitherto been reported to have been the first to be launched, and the credit of being the first to introduce steam navigation upon Lake Ontario has erroneously been given to the American...
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Mr Punch Afloat - The Humours of Boating and Sailing

Mr Punch Afloat - The Humours of Boating and Sailing by variousOriginally published in 1865, this is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Boating

Boating by Walter Bradford WoodgateA few lines only are necessary to explain the object with which these volumes are put forth. There is no modern encyclopædia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British Sports and Pastimes, can turn for information. Some books there are on Hunting, some on Racing, some on Lawn Tennis, some on Fishing, and so on; but one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the Sports and Pastimes indulged in by Englishmen-and women-is wanting. The Badminton Library is offered to supply the want. Of the imperfections which must be found in the execution...
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Ships for all Nations: John Brown & Company Clydebank 1847-1971

Ships for all Nations: John Brown & Company Clydebank 1847-1971 by Ian JohnstonThe Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history - great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary and QE2, and iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain's last battleship, HMS Vanguard. Starting life as J & G Thomson in 1847, the business acquired its more famous persona when taken over in 1899 by the Sheffield-based steelmaker John Brown & Co, which enhanced the yard's existing reputation for turning out first-class products, both naval and mercantile. This book charts the fortunes of the company in terms of its business development, its...
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Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations: A Memoir and History

Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations: A Memoir and History by Bernie WebberLightships, Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard's highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and hero of the Disney movie The Finest Hours. While the public will recognize Webber's name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships (ships anchored in dangerous areas to warn other vessels of hazards) in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question:...
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Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen ChaseIn 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The incident, which occurred in the same year that Herman Melville was born, became a primary source of inspiration for Moby-Dick. Indeed, much of the detail and color in the final chapter of Melville's work is drawn directly from these three eyewitness accounts. The book also served as the basis for the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron...
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Schooner Integrity

Schooner Integrity by Frank MulvilleThe story of the last voyage of the schooner Integrity and how she, once a star of the American sailing craft world, ended up a leaky hulk swinging on her mooring.
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Bangladesh Maritime History

Bangladesh Maritime History by Ghulam M. SuhrawardiA wide network of rivers make Bangladesh one of the largest maritime nations in the world. Various types of inland marine crafts have been carrying cargo and passengers for thousands of years. Being self sufficient in resources, ancient Bangladeshis did not have to venture outside their nation and therefore, ocean borne navigation was never an important aspect of their life. Inland marine was an important feature in the lifestyle of Bangladeshis and will remain so for a long time.
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Stranded: Alaska's Worst Maritime Disaster Nearly Happened Twice

Stranded: Alaska's Worst Maritime Disaster Nearly Happened Twice by Aaron SaundersIn 1918, Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Sophia ran aground on Alaska's Vanderbilt reef. She sat there for two terrifying days before sinking in a raging snowstorm. Seventy-six years later, a cruise ship called the Star Princess was sailing in the same stretch of water - and Alaska's worst maritime disaster nearly repeated itself.
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Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited by Ted BarrisYears before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the ships "fire canoes." By day they chased freight contracts, but at night they introduced the Edwardian Prairies to pleasure cruises.
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The Lusitania Saga & Myth: 100 Years On

The Lusitania Saga & Myth: 100 Years On by David RamsayThe SS Lusitania entered service with Cunard in 1907. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she could complete the Liverpool-New York crossing in five days and had a top speed of 25 knots. She restored the British supremacy of the key North Atlantic route which the Germans had seized. All this ended on 7 May 1915 when she was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank 18 minutes later with the loss of 1,198 passengers and crew (interestingly 39% of those aboard survived whereas only 32% of those on the Titanic survived despite the latter taking 2 hours, 40 minutes to sink.)...
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Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe

Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe by Sean McgrailIn this volume Professor Seán McGrail introduces the reader to a relatively new branch of Archaeology - the study of water transport - how early rafts, boats and ships were built and used. Concepts, such as boatbuilding traditions, ship stability and navigation without instruments, are first described. Archaeological research is then discussed, including sea levels in earlier times, how to distinguish the vestigial remains of a cargo vessel from those of a fighting craft; and the difference between a boat and a ship. Chapters 2 and 3, the heart of the text, deal with the early water transport...
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Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey

Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey by Deborah N. CarlsonIn 2007 a symposium was held at Texas A&M University to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Texas A&M University Press's publication of the first volume reporting the Yassiada shipwreck site. Seventeen papers from that symposium featured in this book broadly illustrate such varied topics as ships and seafaring life, maritime trade, naval texts, commercial cargoes, and recent developments in the analysis of the Yassiada ship itself.
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The Oak Island Mystery, Solved!

The Oak Island Mystery, Solved! by Joy A. SteeleFor more than two centuries, adventurers, thrill seekers and treasure hunters have tried to unlock the secret of Oak Island, investing millions of dollars, and costing at least six lives.
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Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention

Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention by Andrea Sutcliffe

In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor, John Fitch, never attained Fulton's riches, and was rewarded with ridicule and poverty. Considering there was not a single working steam engine in America in the early 1780s, Fitch's steamboat's development was nothing short of remarkable. But he...

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The Real Jim Hawkins: Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy

The Real Jim Hawkins: Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy by Roland PietschGenerations of readers have enjoyed the adventures of Jim Hawkins, the young protagonist and narrator in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, but little is known of the real Jim Hawkins and the thousands of poor boys who went to sea in the eighteenth century to man the ships of the Royal Navy. This groundbreaking new work is a study of the origins, life and culture of the boys of the Georgian navy, not of the upper-class children training to become officers, but of the orphaned, delinquent or just plain adventurous youths whose prospects on land were bleak and miserable. Many had no adult...
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Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food

Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food by Rose George

Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization


On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work.


Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary than the printing press or the Internet, yet it is all but invisible. Away from public scrutiny,...

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