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BOOKS     

Historical & General Interest Books



      
ITEM# AND DESCRIPTION
 
PRICE
QTY
   

A Shipyard in Maine by Snow Lee | Maritime History Book

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)
Item #B6162

  $30.00

The Arctic Schooner BOWDOIN | Maritime History Book

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)
Item #B6211

  $16.95

SS JEREMIAH O’BRIEN by Capt. Walter W. Jaffee | Maritime History Book

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)
Item #B6014

  $35.00

SNOW SQUALL by Nicholas Dean | Maritime History Book

SNOW SQUALL
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.
Item #B6152

  $30.00

Reign of Iron by James L. Nelson | Maritime History Book

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)
Item #B6219

  $15.95

The BlueJacket's Manual - Centennial Edition | Naval Book
THE BLUEJACKET’S MANUAL
by Thomas J. Cutler, U.S.Navy
Centennial Edition
The newest version of the Navy’s primer for sailors, this time-honored introduction to seamanship, duty and tradition has been updated for today’s recruits, but it is still the most comprehensive guide to naval life ever published.
(648 pages) B6157
 
$32.95

A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of Old Ironsides | Maritime History Book
A MOST FORTUNATE SHIP:
A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF OLD IRONSIDES

by Tyrone G. Martin.
A full history of America's most famous ship, by CONSTITUTION’s 58th commander. Bicentennial edition, with much information based on new research.
(400 pages, paper) B6105
 
$26.95

Days of Steamboats by William H. Ewen | Maritime History Book
DAYS OF THE STEAMBOATS
by William H. Ewen.
The exciting history of American steam-boats—the palatial passenger boats and workaday freight steamers of the Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters, the Great Lakes, the Hudson and the Mississippi—is colorfully narrated in picture and prose. This general work will appeal to young adult readers as well as older steamboat buffs.
(112 pages, paper) B6106
 
$14.95

Wake of the Coasters by John F. Leavitt | Maritime History Book
WAKE OF THE COASTERS
by John F. Leavitt.
The late marine artist John F. Leavitt spent years sailing in New England coasting schooners. This account of the vessels, their work, and their crews, told from personal knowledge and illustrated by the author himself, gives an intimate view of life in working sailing vessels. This second edition of this saltwater classic includes a vessel index and new illustrations.
(201 pages, paper) B6110
 
$21.95

Pirates and Patriots of the Revolution by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D. | Maritime History Book
PIRATES AND PATRIOTS
OF THE REVOLUTION

by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D.
The little known story of how 2,000 privately armed Yankee vessels captured 16 British warships and almost 3,000 merchant ships during the Revolution earning 50 million dollars for owners and crew. Excellent illustrations, lively text.
(96 pages, paper) B6118
 
$14.95

Sailing Alone Around the World by Capt. Joshua Slocum | Nautical History Book
SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD
by Capt. Joshua Slocum.
A new Centennial edition of this nautical classic, with an introduction by Donald W. Davidson. A must for everyone fascinated by the sea and sailing, Slocum’s lively account of his amazing solo circumnavigation is still fresh and exciting.
(216 pages) B6153
 
$14.95

The HENRY B. HYDE: Down-easter by R.W. Bragdon | Maritime History Book
THE HENRY B. HYDE: DOWN-EASTER
by R.W. Bragdon.
The book's first half is a history of this great ship, told in a mix of photos, drawings, fine details and a dry wit. The second half discusses, in useful detail, the construction of a model of the Henry B. Hyde in 1/8" scale.
(164 pages plus plans, paper) B6174
 
$23.95

USS KIDD (DD661) by Robert F. Sumrall and Thomas F. Walkowiak | Naval History Book
USS KIDD (DD661)
by Robert F. Sumrall and Thomas F. Walkowiak.
A pictorial history of the well-known FLETCHER-class destroyer, now restored and on display in Baton Rouge LA. Detailed drawings and photos of KIDD at different points of her career are useful for the modeler.
(36 pages, paper) B6161
 
$8.95

Destroyer Escorts of World War II: A Pictorial History Thomas F. Walkowiak | Naval History Book
DESTROYER ESCORTS OF WORLD
WAR II: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

by Thomas F. Walkowiak
A full review of the classes of destroyer escorts, this book includes drawings, paintings and photos, a section on the role and purpose of camouflage, and a complete list of all U.S. DE’s ever commissioned.
(50 pages, paper) B6126
 
$9.95


WENDAMEEN by Capt. Neal Parker | Maritime Interest Book
WENDAMEEN
by Capt. Neal Parker.
This is the fascinating tale of how a young man fell in love with a dying Alden schooner, and spent four years saving her. Today, Capt. Parker sails WENDAMEEN as a cruise boat on Penobscot Bay.
(94 pages, paper) B6146
 
$16.95

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