Welcome to The Nautical Mind Bookstore
An independent bookstore and chart agency, The Nautical Mind has been delivering personal and professional service from our storefront in Toronto Harbour since 1980, and from nauticalmind.com since 1995. Our clients range from dinghy sailors on Georgian Bay to cargo vessel captains in Hong Kong, while our staff includes seasoned tug, tall ship, and yacht crew. The selection of marine books and charts we carry is unmatched — if you need any information on ships or the sea, we’ll send it your way—quickly, reliably, seven days a week.
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We thank Buck Longhurst for this moving tribute to Skip Gillham. Skip will be greatly missed. On July 27, 2016 the Great Lakes marine world lost one of its’ most avid historians and staunch promoters, Edwin Barry “Skip” Gillham, aged 75, after a long and valiant battle with cancer I was first put in […]
Stretching nearly 400km from Trenton, through Peterborough and central Ontario to Port Severn, the Trent-Severn Waterway is the cruiser’s passage from the Eastern part of the Great Lakes to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. It is one of the most popular cruising trips in Ontario, and is accessible for everything from canoes and kayaks to […]
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