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  • Narratives Of The Wreck Of The Whale-Ship Essex- In 1819, the American whaler Essex, sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific, was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale that, by all reports, deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The incident, which occurred in the same year the great American novelist Herman Melville was born, was to become a primary source of inspiration for his masterpiece Moby Dick. Indeed much of the detail and color in the last chapter of Melville's tragedy is drawn directly from the three eyewitness accounts reprinted in this enthralling book. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • Oxford Book of Sea Stories- Containing twenty-seven of the best short stories about life and adventure at sea. There are tales by Kipling and Hemingway, Faulkner and Conrad, together with Jack London, Malcolm Lowry, and Peter Ustinow. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Making Of A Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square-Rigger- A colorful, firsthand account of the making of a sailor, this book recaptures all the excitement, danger and humor of life aboard a 19th-century square-rigger. The lively narrative tells about "learning the ropes," working a ship in rough weather, the pleasures of shore leave, tropical lands, native girls and much more. Enhancing the text is an abundance of period lithographs and photographs that include views of stately clippers, bustling New England harbors, picturesque ports of call and a colorful assortment of "old salts" and exotic characters. Here is a book that will not only delight maritime buffs and students of marine history but will entertain weekend sailors and armchair skippers as well. This book recaptures all the excitement, danger and humor of sea life aboard a 19th Century Yankee Square-Rigger. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Story Of The Mary Celeste- November of 1872, Capt. Benjamin Briggs and the rest of The Mary Celeste's company hastily and without explanation abandoned the ship. Their sudden and unexplained disappearance from the 282-ton half-brig remains today one of the great unsolved mysteries of maritime history. No trace of the seven crewmen, nor the captain and his family were ever found. Read the author's masterly recounting of the Mary Celeste's fateful voyage. 35 illustrations included. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Story of The Titanic As Told By Its Survivors- Four accounts of the catastrophe of the sinking of the Titanic as told by survivors are given in this book. One can find complete and unabridged, The Loss of the S.S. Titanic, by Lawrence Beesley and The Truth About the Titanic, by Col. Archibald Gracie. Also includes the story of the only officer to survive, Commander Lightoller and a dramatic tale by the Titanic's surviving wireless operator, Harold Bride. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • Where Rivers Run- Where Rivers Run is a record of a remarkable odyssey across Canada by canoe. To fulfill their dream of travelling from sea to sea, newlywed adventurers Joanie and Gary McGuffin set out from the Gulf of St Lawrence and two years later reached the open waters of the Beaufort Sea. Along the way, they faced hardships and dangerous rivers but in the process discovered a Canada that few ever see. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It

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