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  • American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 Volume 1- American clipper ships were swift, handsome vessels of uniquely American design. These ships completely dominated the open seas in the mid-nineteenth century, delivering their cargos faster and more efficiently than any other wind-propelled ships afloat. Read about the real-life exploits of the captains and crews who courageously battled the elements, pirates and European competitors to win valuable U.S. markets around the world. This volume is the first of two. Contains A-L alphabetical listing of clipper ships, with details of size, owners, voyages, legends and tragedies associated with many of the vessels. A second volume continues the alphabetical listing from M-Z. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 Volume 2- American clipper ships were swift, handsome vessels of uniquely American design. These ships completely dominated the open seas in the mid-nineteenth century, delivering their cargoes faster and more efficiently than any other wind-propelled ships afloat. Read about the real-life exploits of the captains and crews who courageously battled the elements, pirates and European competitors to win valuable U.S. markets around the world. M-Z alphabetical listing of clipper ships, with details of size, owners, voyages, legends and tragedies associated with many of the vessels. Continuation of Volume 1. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • 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
  • Picture History of the Normandie With 190 Illustrations- Nearly 200 photographs - including many aerial, "bow-on" and other revealing images - document the incredible story of the Normandie, from her celebrated launching in 1932 to her tragic end at a New York pier just ten years later. A picture history of the Normandie from early stages of construction to its many luxurious interiors. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 2.00) Rate It
  • Sailing Vessels In Authentic Early 19th Century Illustration- This superb series of sixty-five etchings by the famous English artist Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) is one of the masterworks of maritime art. It is an authentic, richly atmospheric record of English ships and shipping in the early decades of the 19th century, the era of the Regency, the Napoleonic Wars and the dawn of the great age of British commercial shipping. Illustrations include sixty-five plates of shipping and craft. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • Shipwrecks In The Americas- A wealth of information is offered on the history of salvage; locating shipwrecks; surveying, mapping and excavating a site; identification and dating of shipwrecks and their cargoes; preservation of artifacts, and much more. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Baltimore Clipper- This fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume offers detailed chronicle of the history and construction of the Baltimore Clipper: during the Revolution, its development from 1782 to 1812, role during War of 1812, use as a slave ship and its decline. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Book Of Old Ships- In this classic review, the author has created 80 line illustrations of some of history's most important sailing ships, beginning with a graceful Egyptian galley (c. 1600 B.C.) and ending with a splendid five-masted clipper ship of 1921. Also depicted are a Roman trireme, a Viking longship, a 16th-century caravel, an East Indiaman of 1750, an early 19th-century brigantine, a New Bedford whaling bark, as well as dozens of lesser-known vessels, among them the "Galleass", "Carrack", "Buss" and "Flute". A detailed meticulously researched text for each vessel has been provided. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 1.00) Rate It
  • The Frigate Constitution and Other Historic Ships- The lure and romance of the sea pervade this highly readable nautical classic, renowned for its technical detail and factual data. Written by a distinguished marine historian formerly at M.I.T., the work focuses on famous ships that played a critical role in American history. Long unavailable, this study of a flotilla of history's most important sailing vessels will especially appeal to model enthusiasts, but will also interest naval architects, marine historians, weekend sailors, armchair adventurers, or anyone who ever thrilled to the stirring sight of a full-rigged clipper flying before the wind. Contains 16 plans and 108 illustrations. 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
  • The Western Ocean Packets- In this vivid and carefully written account, a noted maritime historian describes in fascinating detail the gripping adventures encountered on gallant hard-sailing packets - mid-19th-century sailing ships used to carry passengers, mail and cargo between Europe and America, and emigrants in the years before transatlantic travel by steamship became commonplace. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • The Yankee Whaler- Enhanced with 150 superb illustrations, The Yankee Whaler is perhaps the definitive treatment of 19th-century whaling. Not only a complete and well-documented picture of every aspect of the topic, it also evokes the excitement and drama of the chase and the romance of the high seas. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 10.00) Rate It
  • Titanic: An Illustrated History- No one ever dreamed that her first voyage would also be her last. This wonderful book brings the Titanic back to life with its' magnificent pictures and text. The complete story of the "unsinkable" Titanic - from her construction and launch to her sinking and rediscovery - is told in words and hundreds of pictures in one magnificent, lavishly illustrated volume. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It
  • Whale Ships & Whaling- This pictorial history presents a comprehensive, survey of the whale ships of all periods. Contains over 200 vintage engravings, drawings and photographs that depict a magnificent fleet of barks, brigs, cutters and whaling vessels. Also, photographs and prints of actual whaling implements (blubber forks, harpoons, lances, cutting spades, etc.), whaling guns, boating implements, and other tools and equipment of the whalers of yesteryear. Softcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It

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