A curated 10 page selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
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by Lonely Planet
A profile of 60 of the world's most memorable nautical adventures. In these pages you can cruise the Canadian Arctic or the Greek Islands, or visit Venice by vaporetto, Pitcairn Island by cargo ship, the Nile by felucca, and the Cook Strait by ferry. As you would expect from Lonely Planet, this book is full of practical information-from route details to tips on what to pack and how to get to the boarding gate-with colour maps throughout.
304 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Van der Wal, Onne
A one-of-a-kind collection of stunning vignettes depicting every form of American sailing. Organized by region, Sailing America showcases 200 evocative colour photographs (several printed panoramically on gatefold pages) of competition yachts, leisure craft, and everything in between. Images include classic yacht racing off Newport, Rhode Island, beautiful schooners drifting on the Great Lakes, peaceful catamaran expeditions around Hawaiin islands, handmade vessels frozen into Alaskan waters, and intense Grand Prix racing along the rocky Pacific Northwest coast.
304 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Silken, Alan
Alan Silken is the Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herrehshoff S Class fleet, and this new volume is illustrated with contemporary photographs by his son, renowned nautical photographer Cory Silken, and published to coincide with the class's centennial anniversary. It's a definitive history of the Herreshoff S Class sailboats, going beyond the wood and varnish to delve into the lives of the people at the helm. Early twentieth-century owners were major contributors, innovators, and leaders in the course of events in the United States.
192 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Abulafia, David
This extensive history of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans focuses on humanity's relationship with the sea. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, and lands for settlement--as well as the drive to know what lay beyond the horizon--the author has created an extraordinary narrative. It also surprises with its exploration of some lesser known maritime enterprises.
1088 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Turner, Robert D.
The Klondike Gold Rush began in 1896 and soon more than 250 steamboats were plying the Yukon River and its tributaries. When the boom was over, most joined the fleets of the White Pass and Yukon route or the Alaskan Railroad. They went on to carry hundreds of tourists and many tonnes of wartime supplies. Turner draws on countless hours of field and archival research to share the dramatic story of the vessels, the people who built and ran them, and the service they provided into the 1950s.
352 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Sandall, Philippa
Here's an unusual take: a cat's-eye view of maritime history. Narrator and able sea-cat Bart sets the record straight, bringing the news about just how indespensible cats have been at sea. Among the 38 true tales told here are the adventures of Trim (who circumnavigated Australia), Tom (the sole feline to survive the sinking of the USS Maine), and celebrity cat Simon (a veteran of the Yangtze Incident). Brimming with nautical trivia, rare photographs, and whimsical illustrations, this book will inform and delight.
246 Pages • hardcover • 2018
by Flinders, Matthew, Gillian Dooley & Phillipa Sandall
Trim, a ship's cat, accompanied Matthew Flinders on his cartographic circumnavigation of Australia (1801 to 1803). This book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while he was held captive in the early 1800s (footnotes illuminate his many literary allusions and nautical terms). The authors take up the story, describing Flinders and plumbing his letters and journals for more about his "sporting, affectionate and useful companion." Finally, Trim himself shares "his" views on the events. Beautiful maps, historical photographs, and quirky original illustrations by Ad Long make this a unique and treasured gift.
128 Pages • hardcover • 2019
by Barrett, Cynthia
Everyday speech is peppered with sailing lingo. You hear it, for example, when people say they're "pooped" because they stayed to the "bitter end" of "happy hour." This book presents 200 words and expressions that have nautical roots, and includes excerpts from the great seafaring novels of Melville, O'Brian, Forester, and others.
192 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Mystic Seaport Museum
Designed to give you a place to record fun facts about your cruise, your boat, and the names and addresses of friends you make while cruising. 8.5" x 11".
unpaginated Pages • hardcover • 1989
by Rob Dodson
A board game designed for both beginners and experienced sailors. Combines the strategy of a sailing race with the popular concept of a trivia game. Changing winds, tides, tacking, racing strategy, and nautical knowledge are all combined and with the roll of a cube determine whether the driving force that propels your boat will be by knowledge or by chance. Will challenge sailors of all ages and anyone with a desire to experience the sport of sailing.