Schooner : Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present -
David R. MacGregor; Hardcover
This book is a comprehensive history of the rig's development from
its emergence in Holland in the early years of the seventeenth century right
up to the present when it is experiencing a renaissance in the world of luxury
charter. In this broad-ranging survey the author describes in detail the
development of this beautiful rig and gives examples of all these types;
in doing so he tells a rich and varied story which delves into every corner
of maritime history.
to the Lee (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
by Kenneth F., Jr.
This lively and accurate adventure tale
provides a fictionalized account of life on the Chesapeake Bay at the
turn of the century.
War II Adventures of Canada's Bluenose
"At a time when shipping in the Atlantic was treacherous because of German
submarines, the Bluenose played a key role in the war effort, Higgins notes,
by transporting a variety of goods, including dynamite for making airfields
in the West Indies, Central and South America. In addition to carrying bombs
and fuel for Allied forces the ship supplied food and other essential items
to areas that needed them."
American Fishing Schooners : 1825-1935
Howard I. Chapelle / Hardcover / Published 1995
Watching on the Coast of Maine : A Guide to the Famous Windjammer Fleet and
Other Traditional Sailing Vessels
Our Price: $11.95
tells how to identify all the individual vessels and gives histories
of all the Maine windjammers, plus the schooner Bowdoin and others that either
hail from Maine or regularly sail its waters.
||Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure
by David V. V. Wood, Jonathan Dickinson (Paperback )
A comprehensive guide to tall ships and sail training vessels
operated throughout North America and worldwide. Contains listings for 227
tall ships and sail training vessels, including vessel and program descriptions,
photographs, and contact information. Also contains information on shoreside
programs, articles describing sail training experiences, and all the information
needed to plan the adventure of a lifetime at sea. A must for all tall ship
enthusiasts and for anyone seeking to learn at sea, under sail.
Ships : The Fleet for the 21st Century by Thad Koza. Paperback
Schooner Bowdoin : A Biography
Midwest Book Review
Author Virginia Thorndike's love of sailing and great boats shines
through in her lively portrait of this remarkable vessel. The 74-year-old
Bowdoin comes alive through the personal journals, published records, and
tales from dozens of people whose lives have been changed by their time spent
with the schooner. Thorndike traces the Bowdoin's diverse lives from an
exploration vessel and conscript in the Navy during WW II, to a museum exhibit
and a classroom for Outward Bound. The biography includes historic,
black-and-white photos of the Bowdoin and those who have sailed aboard her
on more than 25 Arctic voyages, as well as outstanding color photos by acclaimed
photographer Tom Stewart. Today, owned by Maine Maritime Academy.
Last Voyage : The Story of Schooner Third Sea
Harold Stephens true story brings out the life -long dreams of un-counted
wouldbe adventurers from building the " 3rd SEA " to Her tragic death in
the Hawaiian Islands . The story has it all , filled with adventure, terror,
love, humor, & finally tears . Many a serviceman can relive the excitement
& beauty of these So. Pacific islands which only Harold Stephens can
describe . I personally, have given at least 9 copies of " The Last Voyage"
and have had 100% of the receipents in total awe and 100% " could not put
the book down " . A final note . This is an author who lived his dream &
is able to share it with the world !!
Reviewer: email@example.com from Alaska
Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail ~
Joan Druett -Our Price: $17.50 ~ You Save:
Maritime historian Druett offers an intimate glimpse into the
unconventional lives of the wives of nineteenth-century sailing captains
who chose to accompany their husbands on their arduous and often perilous
voyages. Interweaving journal entries and passages of letters penned by the
intrepid women who ran households aboard the "hen frigates,"
Washington's Schooners : The First American Navy
From Book News, Inc.
, December 1, 1996
Analyzes Washington's naval leadership during the pre-Revolutionary
and Revolutionary period, describes the flotilla's eight ships and personnel,
and recounts the fledgling navy's successes and failures and the reactions
of the Royal Navy and the emerging American nation. For general readers
interested in American history and navies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc.,
on Honor, Sailed With Skill : The American Coasting Schooner
The author served as a seaman on the last American commercial sailing ships
in the 1930s (coastwise schooners). The book is a collection of magazine
articles that describe his adventures, relate the history of those last ships,
and explain some of the the technology. It is illustrated by numerous
photographs, many taken on shipboard by the author.
Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor, or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and
to Practical Seamanship -
First published in 1806, the Young Sea Officer Sheet Anchor became
a standard guide throughout the 19 century in both England and United States.
More then 30 years have passed since the most recent republication, and this
hard to find volume- first editions command $1200 and up. Is certain to be
welcome by anyone with maritime interests. Darcy Lever compiled the text
for "a young gentleman whose inclination that time led him to the choice
of sea-faring life," and the author latter expanded its contents for the
general use of young officers in the Royal Navy and East India Company. Starting
with a precise explation of the principle of rigging, the text proceeds to
a well defined account of the ship operation through the effect of the wind
on it sails. Tacking, use of compass, the art of swinging a ship at single
anchor, casting and numerous other aspects of seamanship receive close attention
and clear definitions. Detailed drawing accompany the ample directions for
splicing ropes, making sails and other practical measures; indeed ever page
of this book features clear well drawn illustrations of the procedure under
discussion and its execution.
Unabridged replication of the second edition
published by John Richardson, London 1819 New Introduction. Appendix. A
Dictionary of Sea Terms
Copy From Dover Spring Catalog
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