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Old Steamers of the St. Lawrence from Watertown Daily Times

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1944

Seller ID: 2262611


A few faint creases to wrappers, no publisher date (circa mid 1900s), ink notes throughout. 1944 Spiral-Bound Softcover. Unpaginated. A collection in black-and-white of old steamers of the St. Lawrence from Watertown Daily Times. Spiral-bound photocopies. View more info

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Old Ironsides: The Stirring Career of the U.S. Frigate Constitution

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Navy Relief Society: 1948

Seller ID: 2267967


No publisher date (circa mid-1900's). 1948 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.[Note 1] She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed th... View more info

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Flush Decks and Four Pipes (Sea Power Monograph Number 2)

By: Alden, John D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United States Naval Institute: 1965

Seller ID: 2203507


Ink name on front corner, 2 inch tear to spine head, ink notes related to various United States craft on blank opposite copyright page. 1965 Soft Cover. 107, [1] pp. A work on flush-deck destroyers used by the United States Navy during World War I, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Includes a statistical summary of the hull numbers, names, first commissions, decommission date, and disposition of hundreds of ships. Bibliography follows text. KEYWORDS: MILITAR... View more info

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The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208326


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents.KEYWORDS: MUTINY BOUNTY NAUTICAL BOATS WATERCRAFT TRANSPORTATION ADVENTURE TRAVEL OCEANIA FLETCHER CHRISTIAN BLIGH View more info

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Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War

By: Althoff, William F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203995


First edition. A fine copy.Fine. 2009 Large Hardcover. xii, 419 pp. Airships are the forgotten weapon of World War II. Forgotten Weapons analyzes the development of airships as weapons for antisubmarine warfare, examines how scientists and airmen collaborated to combat U-boats and reveals the little-known accomplishments of airship crews. As William F. Althoff demonstrates, the naval airship logged an admirable operational record during the Battle of the Atlantic, the ... View more info

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Running Her Easting Down: The Story of the Cutty Sark and Other Great China Clippers

By: Baker, William F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 2203216


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. xiv, 170 pp. Designed first for the China tea trade, they combined a streamlined design that made them the swiftest of the wind ships, and a greater cargo capacity than previous vessels. Many of these great ships left their imprint on history and their names in men's memories, but one of the foremost among them was the Cutty Sark. This fascinating and carefully written history of the Cutty Sark includes an account o... View more info

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The Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.; Archbold, Rick; Lord, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Warner / Madison Press: 1987

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265854


Fourth printing. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on half-title page. 1987 Large Hardcover. 230 pp. On September 1, 1985 Ballard and a joint French/American expedition found the legendary ship. This is a firsthand account of Ballard's twelve year quest to find the Titanic. View more info

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Pultneyville Yacht Club 1979 Membership Log

By: Barker, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pultneyville Yacht Club, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 1768250


Lightly rubbed, owner sticker on rear wrapper. 1979 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 68 pp. Pages printed on recto only. Original wrappers. Includes: 1979 club calendar; names and photographs of 1979 officers' list of of committees and chairmen with associated purposes; racing schedule; chart of harbor and yacht club facilities; list of club members and family along with their boat names; 1979 in pictures; club constitution and by-laws; poli... View more info

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Ships and Shipwrecks of the America's: A History Based on Underwater Archaeology

By: Bass, George F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267913


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1988 Large Hardcover. Tells the development of watercraft in the Americas and Canada, drawing on the work of undersea archaeologists to recount every phase of American naval history, from Native American cultures to the destruction of the Arizona at Pearl Harbor. View more info

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Seven Centuries of Sea Travel: From the Crusaders to the Cruises

By: Bathe, B.W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2117882


Small (1) tear to upper jacket repaired with clear tape. 1990 Large Hardcover. 295, [1] pp. This profusely illustrated book presents an authoritative account of the development of sea travel from the 14th century to the present. View more info

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The Coast Guard

By: Beard, Tom; Hanson, Jose; Scotti, Paul C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Foundation for Coast Guard History / Beaux Arts Editions: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2105724


First edition. Top corner faintly bumped, rear board lightly spotted. 2004 Large Hardcover. 367 pp. An illustrated history and tribute to the United States Coast Guard, from its foundation in 1790 to the date of publication. Color and black & white photographs and reproductions of historical illustrations throughout. View more info

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Here Comes the Polly: A Biography of a Russian Built Gunboat (The Politkofsky)

By: Becker, Ethel Anderson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205333


First edition. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, very minor surface tear to jacket front. 1971 Large Hardcover. 127 pp. Politkofsky was a small Russian-built sidewheel gunboat that patrolled the Alaskan Panhandle in the 1860s. She was built of yellow cedar at New Archangel, or Sitka, and was 120 feet (37 m) in length and 152 tons displacement. Early copper boilers and a cross-head engine installed, and these came from an earlier ship Imperator ... View more info

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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207849


First edition. Sticker on jacket rear, jacket edges very lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. 448 pp. The epic account of how one narrow ribbon of water forever changed the course of American history. The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger table... View more info

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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264296


First edition. Corners faintly pushed. 2005 Hard Cover. 448 pp. 8vo. The epic account of how one narrow ribbon of water forever changed the course of American history. The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger tableau of America in the first qu... View more info

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Arctic Passages: A Unique Small-Boat Voyage in the Great Northern Waterway

By: Bockstoce, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hearst Marine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197255


First edition. Bookplate on paste-down endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. 256 pp. First edition. In 1988, John Bockstoce, Arctic historian and archaeologist, became the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage west to east in a small boat. Arctic Passages is the extraordinary story of his voyage thirty-five hundred miles through this hemisphere's least explored and most dangerous waterway, from Bering Strait to Baffin Bay. Navigating largely without the benefit of a workin... View more info

Image for The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigging, Spars, Sails, Blocks, Canvas, Cordage, Chain and Hemp Cables, Hawsers, Etc., Relative to Every Class of Vessels.

The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigging, Spars, Sails, Blocks, Canvas, Cordage, Chain and Hemp Cables, Hawsers, Etc., Relative to Every Class of Vessels.

By: Brady, William N.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2265938


Boards heavily rubbed, front and rear hinges starting, ink stamp on front endpaper and title page, some pages lightly foxed and lightly stained. 1882 Hard Cover. 393 pp. The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigg... View more info

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Battleship Tirpitz (Marine Arsenal)

By: Breyer, Siegfried

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Co.: 1990

Seller ID: 1686126


1990 Trade Paperback. 48 pp. A pictorial history of the career of the battleship Tirpitz. View more info

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D-Day Ships: The Allied Invasion Fleet, June 1944

By: Buffetaut, Yves

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203996


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 1994 Large Hardcover. 161 pp. ...offers a superb appraisal of the Allies' naval contribution to the largest amphibious operation in history. The author examines the ships, strategic and tactical planning, the channel voyage, landings on both American and British beaches, the Mulberry Harbours, the great storm, and looks at the invasion from the perspective of amphibious operations throughout World War II. With the huge range of craft... View more info

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Coasting Schooner: The Four-Masted Albert F. Paul

By: Burgess, Robert H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Mariners Museum, Newport News / University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2065838


First edition. Page ridges faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy.Near Fine. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 269 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. Relatively little has been recorded about the activities of the hundreds of coasting schooners that operated along the east coast of North America in the first part of the century. This unusually thorough history recounts the entire career of one of the la... View more info

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Sea, Sails and Shipwreck: Career of the Four-Masted Schooner Purnell T. White

By: Burgess, Robert H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tidewater: 1970

Seller ID: 2260361


Light edge wear to jacket. 1970 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Few, if any, vessels have been photographed so completely 'from cradle to grave' as the four-masted schooner Purnell T. White, built in Sharptown, Maryland in 1917. She was one of the more successful and colorful sailing schooners that ranged the east coast and occasionally made trips to South American, the West Indies, the Gulf and Transatlantic voyages. She sailed commerciall... View more info

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The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

By: Carrier, Jim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: International Marine / McGraw-Hill: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272672


First edition. Top edge foxed. 2001 Hard Cover. 263, [1] pp. 8vo. In October 1998, the majestic schooner Fantome came face-to-face with one of the most savage storms in Atlantic history. The last days of the Fantome are reconstructed in vivid and heartbreaking detail through Jim Carrier's extensive research and hundreds of personal interviews. What emerges is a story of courage, hubris, the agony of command, the weight of lives versus wealth, and the advances of science ... View more info

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The Birth of the Erie Canal

By: Chalmers, Harvey; Flandreau, John H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bookman Associates: 1960

Seller ID: 2265442


A nice copy. 1960 Hard Cover. 195 pp. Maps on endpapers, section of black & white plates from historical engravings. A history of the building of the Erie Canal. CONTENTS: Return of the Wilderness; Jonas Platt; The Lock Navigation Company; Fall of the Federalists; DeWitt Clinton; The Interior Route; Challenge of the Unconquered; The Canal Commissioners' Tour of Investigation; The Washington Side Step; The Decline and Fall of DeWitt Clinton; The Canal Law; Selected Readin... View more info

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The Baltimore Clipper: Its Origin and Development

By: Chapelle, Howard Irving

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Edward W. Sweetman: 1968

Seller ID: 2124599


Includes plain brown jacket under mylar. 1968 Hard Cover. xii, 192 pp. 8vo. Chapelle begins with several earlier types of vessels thal may have been the forerunner(s) of the Clippers and continues through the American Revaloution, the War of 1812, the slave trade, to the types decline in the mid 19th century. Included are hull plans, deck plans, and sail plans. View more info

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Windjammer Bride

By: Chapman, Angie H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Courier-Gazette: 1979

Seller ID: 2203517


A very nice copy. 1979 Trade Paperback. 82 pp. The journal of Angie H. Chapman's voyages on the Maine-built sailing ship Leading Wind.Keywords: ANGIE CHAPMAN WINDJAMMER BRIDE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY VOYAGES MAINE SAILING SHIP LEADING WIND NAUTICAL MARINE ADVENTURE TRANSPORTATION BOATS BOATING WATERCRAFT View more info

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The Elements of Wood Ship Construction

By: Curtis, W.H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2101744


First edition - a paperback original. Binding weakened at one point, still holding firmly, spine lightly creased, pencil gift note on half-title page. 1919 Trade Paperback. vii, 223 pp. A well-illustrated guide to the construction of wood ships, scarce in the original edition. Chapters include: Keels, Stems, and Stern Posts; Frames in General; Inboard Hull Details; Deck Details; Planking, Erections and Joiner Work. View more info

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Night Action: MTB Flotilla at War

By: Dickens, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205784


First edition. No jacket, owner's stamp to front endpaper. Near fine. 1974 Hard Cover. xiii, 242 pp. This memoir is Peter Dickens’ account of his experiences as the young commander of the 21st MTB Flotilla during 1942-43, mainly in the North Sea and the Channel. In all the annals of the war at sea, comparatively little has been written about the role of the torpedo boat, and yet these small and vulnerable boats, traveling at high speed amid storms and gunfire, and usua... View more info

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Paddlewheels on the Frontier: The Story of British Columbia and Yukon Sternwheel Steamers

By: Downs, Art

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203101


First edition. Sticker to front endpaper.Jacket rubbed, sticker to front jacket flap. 1972 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. This book tells the lusty story of the 100-year-long era when over 300 buff-bowed, flat-bottomed sternwheel steamers left their wake on virtually all of the major lakes and rivers in B.C. and the Yukon, as well as coastal Gulfs and Straits, the open water of the storm-swept Pacific Ocean and even the grey, mist-shrouded Bering Sea. Includes over 200 photos ... View more info

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H.M. U-Boat

By: Drummond, John D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.H. Allen: 1958

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2204555


2nd printing. Owner's library mark to front endpaper.Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 228 pp. The story of the WWII German type VII U-Boat U-570. Captured by the Royal Navy and returned to service in the Royal Navy as HMS Graph.HMS Graph (pennant number P715) was a German Type VIIC U-boat that the British Royal Navy captured during World War II. Commissioned as U-570 in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in mid-1941, she was attacked and captured on her first patr... View more info