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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

Condition: Very Good


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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Motor Boating, September 1926, Volume XXXVIII, No. 3: Gold Cup Number

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: International Magazine Co., Inc.: 1926

Seller ID: 2277984

Condition: Good


Top corner bumped, bottom corner of rear wrapper creased, loss to spine head and minor loss to spine base, ink name on last page, minor pencil marginalia. 1926 Large Softcover. 184 pp. Includes fold-out plans for building a 32-foot comfy cruiser. CONTENTS: Gold Cup Entries Break Record; Argo; Savola Visits the Eastern Shore; With the American Racers in England; Scamper, A Fine Cruiser; Patricia II, A Cruising House Boat; Zinganee II, A Speedy Houseboat; Lura M. III, A Day Cruiser; Edamena IV, The Finest; Twenty-Six Feet from Broadway; Starting Them Early; Bayside Boats Beat Fog and Rain; Up an... View more info

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The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1992

Seller ID: 2291331

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 1992 Large Softcover. 117 pp. This guide describes 360 series of records documenting New York's canals from the earliest Erie Canal surveys to the completion and operation of the Barge Canal. These records, spanning 1794-1958 (bulk 1817-1926) and totaling over 2,560 cubic feet, are part of the holdings of the New York State Archives and Records Administration. ...The guide is organized into sections reflecting current names of State agencies responsible for creating canal-related records. ...This guide includes a brief history of the development of the State's canal system d... View more info

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The Record of the Mediterranean Cruise of the United States Ship Saratoga CVA-60, Fall, Winter, Spring, 1959-1960

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: H. G. Roebuck and Son, Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 2291347

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper, ink date on title page. Ink notes by previous owner on VA-34 Blue Blasters pages, providing names, nicknames, and assignments of other members. 1960 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was the second of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1950s. Saratoga was the sixth U.S. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the Battles of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in 1956, she spent most of her career in th... 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

ISBN: 0224014412

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


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

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281307

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge lightly bumped. 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. View more info

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

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281308

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners pushed, jacket corners lightly rubbed. 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. 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

ISBN: 1591140102

Condition: Near Fine


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 longest continued armed contest during the war. Their useful deployment depended first, however, on effective collaboration b... View more info

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The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 2000-2001: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems

By: Baker, A.D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2287157

ISBN: 1557501971

Condition: Near Fine


2000 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, [1], 1107, [5] pp. This biennially updated reference on the world's naval and paranaval forces presents accurate and timely data about the composition of the afloat, coastal defense, and aviation arms of about 180 countries and territories, as well as information about coast guards and other armed maritime government services. It contains not only details about the characteristics and capabilities of ships and craft ranging from giant aircraft carriers and ballistic missile submarines to small tugboats and launches, but... View more info

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The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 2002-2003: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems

By: Baker, A.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2002

Seller ID: 2287158

ISBN: 1557502420

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded. 2002 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 1129, [9] pp. This popular navy guide is internationally acknowledged as the world's leading one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces. Comprehensive, authoritative and affordable, it is updated biennially to include accurate and timely data about the composition of the afloat, coastal defense, and aviation arms of more than one hundred eighty countries and territories, including coast guards and other armed maritime government services. Both major fleets like those of the United St... View more info

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Selected Papers on British Warship Design in World War II

By: Baker, R. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289922

ISBN: 0870219219

Condition: Very Good


Reissule. Jacket toned. 1983 Hard Cover. In 1947 the quarterly Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects included a set of papers written by the Admiralty Naval Construction officials responsible for various types of warships. These selections from the report include a wealth of information on the design of warships during WWII. 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

ISBN: 0870042386

Condition: Near Fine


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 of life on board the clipper and ten informative appendices, ranging from sailing records to cargo manifests. It is enhanced b... View more info

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Exploring the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 1988

Seller ID: 2284561

ISBN: 0600567036

Condition: Good


Ex-library, boards rubbed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A best-selling, award-winning history of the Titanic disaster and discovery is presented in a hardcover edition and combines informative photographs and paintings with you are there text. 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

Condition: Very Good


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; policies on membership and dockage; club history; list of past commodores; race trophies - winners of 1978; quick reference guide... View more info

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Great Lakes Sailing Ships (Ships and Sailing Albums, Book 2)

By: Barkhausen, Henry N.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co.: 1947

Seller ID: 2287648

Condition: Very Good


Minor general wear. 1947 Spiral-Bound Softcover. Unpaginated. Includes black-and-white illustrations. A photographic collection of sailing ships of the Great Lakes with description. View more info

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

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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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 Nicholas 1. When the Czar sold Russia to the US in 1867, the steamer was included in the deal. The paddler was then sold into... View more info

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Jane's Fighting Ships, 1958-59: Sixty-First Year of Issue

By: Blackman, Raymond V.B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1959

Seller ID: 2287496

Condition: Very Good


Jacket foxed and lightly toned, bottom corner lightly bumped. 1959 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 64, xxvi, 446 pp. An annual by the authoritative publisher of reference works on military vehicles, with black-and-white photographs and detailed specifications throughout. View more info

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Jane's Fighting Ships, 1965-66: Sixty-Eighth Year of Issue

By: Blackman, Raymond V.B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1966

Seller ID: 2287497

Condition: Very Good


A bit musty, jacket lightly foxed, 1/2 inch chip from top jacket corner, ink stamp on front jacket panel. 1966 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 60, vi-vii, 461, xvi pp. An annual by the authoritative publisher of reference works on military vehicles, with black-and-white photographs and detailed specifications throughout. View more info

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Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan

By: Blair, Clay, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281647

ISBN: 0553010506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. 1072 pp. A reconstruction of United States submarine activity in the Pacific during World War II assesses the submarine's role in the overall War. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 working compass, John Bockstoce made his way through thousands of uncharted islands along a shifting, featureless coastline, using ... 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

ISBN: 1557501521

Condition: Near Fine


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 detailed and supporting plans and action photographs, this... is the best available account of Operation Overlord. 140 illus... 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

ISBN: 0870331477

Condition: Very Good


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 commercially until 1934 - one of the last sailing schooners in the coasting trade. Robert H. Burgess, as a young man, became interested ... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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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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

ISBN: 1127474332

Condition: Very Good


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 of the colorful vessels. Over 60,000 words of accompanying text blends in the life stories of the flamboyant captains and cre... View more info

Image for The Steamboat Comes to Norfolk Harbor, and The Log of the First Ten Years

The Steamboat Comes to Norfolk Harbor, and The Log of the First Ten Years

By: Emmerson, John C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: S/P: 1949

Seller ID: 2118837

Condition: Very Good


Crease on front wrapper. 1949 Trade Paperback. 455 pp. A compilation of news articles and other sources on the early appearances of steamboats in North Carolina. View more info

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The Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet: Two-Ocean Fleet Edition

By: Fahey, James C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ships and Aircraft: 1941

Seller ID: 2084298

Condition: Good


Light crease on front corner, 1 inch split to spine base, light stain on fore-edge margin of last few pages and rear wrapper. 1941 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. Photographs and specifications for numerous United States naval vessels and aircraft, including coast guard airplanes and fleet auxiliaries, published during World War II. View more info

Image for U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History

U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History

By: Friedman, Norman

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1983

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2282982

ISBN: 0870217399

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 1983 Large Hardcover. viii, 427 pp. Ship plans by A.D. Baker, III. This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs. View more info