A SHIPYARD IN MAINE BY SNOW & LEE
A history of Bath, Maine’s Percy & Small shipyard, responsible for building some of the largest wooden sailing vessels the world has ever seen. Nowhere is the story of building wooden ships better described. This book offers a wealth of information to maritime enthusiasts, historians, schooner builders, and modelmakers. (391 pages)
THE ARCTIC SCHOONER BOWDOIN
by Virginia Thorndike.
The story of Maine’s Official Sailing Vessel, BOWDOIN. This book is a tribute to her, to the people who have sailed her, loved her, and called her home. (259 pages, paper)
SS JEREMIAH O’BRIEN
by Capt. Walter W. Jaffee
This is the history of a ship, one of 2,710 built in haste during a great war, and sent forth with the belief that if she completed even one voyage, she would have fulfilled her mission. Fate and history had a different plan for her. The JEREMIAH has the distinction of being the only ship from the D-Day armada to return for the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of Europe. (400 pages)
by Nicolas Dean
The last American clipper ship. A fascinating account of this historic vessel, and the rescue of her bow section, in the 1980’s, in the aftermath of the Falkland War.
REIGN of IRON
by James L. Nelson
The four-hour long battle between the MONITOR and the MERRIMACK ushered in the “reign of iron”, ending the 3 thousand year tradition of wooden men-of-war. Nelson recounts the story of these magnificent ships, the men who built and fought them, and the extraordinary battle that made them legends. (paper)
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