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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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This week we have two similar books that use a number of case studies to provide a broad understanding of maritime history. This kind of book is very popular at the moment with publishers, and these are two very good examples. Fifty Ships that Changed the Course of History Ian Graham Firefly Books, Hardcover, 223 […]
With the introduction of the new rules for the next three years, it’s a good idea to revisit the different versions of the rules and explanations thereof that are available. The CYA does publish a plain text volume of the rules, and it is the least expensive. However, there are no flourishes and it provides […]
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