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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870210777
This complete reference includes many photographs previously unavailable to the general public, nearly 200 line drawings, foldout inboard and outboard profiles, deck plans, and standing and running rigging plans.

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679425608
An authoritative, revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive material and records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the colorful myths about the era. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
The Pirates Own Book
Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
Paperback      ISBN: 0486276074
Rare volume recounts lives and cold-blooded exploits of Black Beard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Anne Bonney, other maritime marauders. 77 atmospheric wood engravings.
America and the Sea: A Maritime History
America and the Sea
A Maritime History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0913372811
Provides a maritime history of the United States, from Viking and Native American activities to today's enterprises
Canoecraft: An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction
An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction
Paperback      ISBN: 1552093425
Known internationally as "the Bible of canoe building," Canoecraft is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. The best-selling how-to guide has been completely revised and expanded, and master canoe builder Ted Moores again infuses the pages with the experience and wisdom acquired over almost three decades. His step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated with new photographs and diagrams and incorporated into an accessible fresh design, will allow even the beginner to create a reasonably priced classic. North America's leading builder of woodstrip/epoxy canoes, Moores is a longtime teacher of wooden-boat construction as well. With students who have ranged in age from 11 to 87, Moores has discovered that all have been motivated by the same dream: to build something beautiful and functional. Canoecraft is the road map to that dream. In it, Moores offers comprehensive instructions for the first-time builder and, with the second-time builder in mind, includes a larger variety of canoe plans -- five of which are brand-new. In this edition, each plan is presented as a traditional table of offsets. Moores has also added a series of builder's tips and new techniques and an entire chapter on carving a paddle, the perfect accompaniment to your handcrafted canoe. His message is straightforward: When good materials are used and simple steps performed with care, professional results are sure to follow. Whether your goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, an efficient modern tripping canoe or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft can help you make it happen.
The Buccaneers of America
The Buccaneers of America
Paperback      ISBN: 048640966x
Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty — among them the infamous Henry Morgan.
My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn
My Old Man and the Sea
A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1565121023
In a humorous and poignant travelogue, a father and son take turns tracing their journey around South America in a tiny boat they built together, and assessing the changes and challenges the trip brought to their relationship.
Ireland from the Sea
Ireland from the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0863276334
The History of the Ship: The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
The History of the Ship
The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558216812
Chronicles the evolution of nautical vessels, explores influential technological, political, and economic developments, and relates the stories of the men who conquered the seas