Nautical History and Literature
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Hardcover ISBN: 067003231x
Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors.
In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Paperback ISBN: 0141001828
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
Building Sweet Dream
An Ultralight Solo Canoe for Single or Double Paddles
Paperback ISBN: 1888671033
A complete how-to manual covering all phases of building and finishing six versions of a 12-, 13- or 14-foot arc-bottom canoe. It includes dimensioned hull plans, a detailed building sequence heavily illustrated with step-by-step photographs, tips and techniques for painting and varnishing, and hard-to-find background and reference material. Anyone with a few basic hand and electric tools and a small workshop or one-car garage can undertake this project for any level of boatbuilding or canoeing experience.
Or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Hardcover ISBN: 0374219362
Chronicles the exploits of Nathaniel Courthope and his band of seafaring adventurers in the Spice Islands of the early seventeenth century, where they faced down the Dutch navy--and sundry profiteers--on behalf of the budding British Empire.
Getting Started in Powerboating
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071448993
Get the most from your new powerboat from day one! There’s nothing like the thrill of skimming over the waves at the helm of a fast powerboat. And the thrill is even greater when you’re driving the boat that’s right for you and handling it with skill and confidence. This third edition of Getting Started in Powerboating gives you all the information you need to select the boat of your dreams, maneuver it like a master, and understand the rules and conventions of powerboating. Thoroughly updated with new developments and technologies, this new edition of the bestselling guide in its field covers all powerboats—big and small; single-engine, twin-engine, outboard, and sterndrive; trailerable and nontrailerable. You’ll discover the difference between a planing hull and a displacement hull, learn to compensate for the effects of wind and current, and master high-speed techniques. Plus this third edition features new photographs that illustrate key techniques and maneuvering sequences, including turning, backing, docking, and more. Must-have information includes: - The latest on four-stroke outboards - Jack plates, jet drives, and bow thrusters - Piloting and navigation basics - Anchors and anchoring techniques - An updated market survey of popular powerboats - State licensing requirements