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From the Wheelhouse: The Story of a Great Lakes Captain.

By: Beaton, Horace L. (with Charles P. Beaton)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Cheltenham, Ontario, Boston Mills Press.: 1979

Seller ID: 20210

ISBN: 091982224X

Condition: Very Good-


8vo - 20.5 x 25 cm. (oblong); 79 - [1] pp. Photographic covers in full colour with fold over flaps on the fore edges. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs anda two page map spread of the Great Lakes. Beaton began his career on the Great Lakes in 1919 and retired in 1967 having worked for Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) and serving as a master for more than half of that time. Previous owner's address label on the first blank page, otherwise a very clean int... View more info

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SCYA Yearbook and Sea Boating Almanac.

By: Berssen, William and June (editors)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: California, Sea and Pacific Motor Boat Magazine: 1973

Seller ID: 15001

Condition: Very Good-


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 512 pp. Full of maps, charts, photos, information, advertisements. SCYA is the Southern California Yachting Association. Includes the following authored articles: The Painted Cave-Santa Cruz Island by K.O. Emery; How to Catch Corvina by Mike Leonte; Lake Powell by Stanley A. Jones; Fish Infested Baja by Harry Bonner; Short Course in S. Calif. Weather and How to Recognize Cloud Patterns by Emil Kurtz. Light soiling and moderate edgewear on covers, a sma... View more info

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Fatal Call of the Running Tide; Lifeboat Rescues and Sea Dramas.

By: Cockcroft, Barry.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Hodder & Stoughton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2543

ISBN: 034063524X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15 cm.; x - 198 pp. A story of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) of the British Isles illustrated with many photographs. From the dust jacket: "From the isolated Scottish stations of Lochinavar and Invergordon . . . . and onto the dramas of Ballycotton, Co. Cork and Valencia, he (the author) has assembled an entertaining and complex portrait of communities dependent on the sea". View more info

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Heaven, Hell and Salt Water.

By: Crowe, Bill & Phyllis.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK., Rupert Hart-Davis.: 1957

Seller ID: 20182

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 221 - [1] pp. Blue cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on spine and a dark blue compass rose on the front board. The text block head edge is stained to match as issued. Number 35 in the Mariners Library. First published in 1955, this is the first Hart-Davis edition. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs and 6 maps. The externals show quite mild shelf wear with the spine being faded and sunned as are the fore and head edges... View more info

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Ship Construction Sketches and Notes (for the B.O.T. Examinations)

By: Kemp, J. F. and Peter Young.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Whyteleafe, Surrey, UK., Kandy Publications.: 1965

Seller ID: 20167

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 16.5 cm.; 80 pp. Blue card covers with dark blue lettering in a saddle stapled binding. First published in 1958, this is a later reprint. "This book has been written for the use of Merchant Navy officers as a preparation for the various grades of Board of Trade Certificates." Mild shelf wear and soiling to the covers. View more info

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Seamanship Notes (for the M.O.T. Examinations)

By: Kemp, J. F. and Peter Young.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Whyteleafe, Surrey, UK., Kandy Publications.: 1964

Seller ID: 20169

Condition: Good


8vo - 21 x 16.5 cm.; 80 pp. Light gray card covers with dark blue lettering in a saddle stapled binding. First published in 1961, this is a later printing. "It is neither possible, nor necessary, in a book of this type to give all the alternative means of doing each job. However, it will, be found that by studying the text a sound theoretical background is provided . . ." Mild shelf wear and soiling to the covers and the lower spine fold of the cover is split for... View more info

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Building a Longboat.

By: Nicolaisen, Ida and Tinna Damgard-Sorensen.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Roskilde, Vikingeskibshallen, Viking Ship Museum: 1991

Seller ID: 16871

ISBN: 8785180165

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 25 x 17.5 cm.; 146 pp. "An essay on the culture and history of a Bornean people." Contents: The Longboat, The Punan Bah and their boats, Boat-building among the Punan Bah, The building of salui siri ajea, The tools, Toolmarks, Sailing technique, Cultural-historical perspectives, Conclusion, Kojan Kavang, the boat builder. Maps, photos, drawings, bibliography. Mapped endpapers. Light edgewear, slight bow to front board; a nice, clean copy. View more info

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Fore & Aft Sailing Craft: The Development of the Modern Yacht.

By: Phillips-Birt, Douglas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK, Seeley, Service & Co.: 1962

Seller ID: 20165

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


8vo - 24.5 x 15 cm.; 286 - pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The text block head edge is stained a matching blue as issued. Illustrated end papers in a blueprint style. Profusely illustrated with 142 photographs and drawings. Five page glossary at the back. The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. Mild shelf wear to the board corners and spine tips with a patch on the front board where the sizing or coating on the cloth has lost its shine, mos... View more info

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The Misty Islands.

By: Smeeton, Miles

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Lymington, UK., Nautical Publishing.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20164

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; x - 214 pp. Gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and a stylized compass rose in the lower fore corner of the front board. Mapped end papers and seven full page maps within the text. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs plus the frontis. Both the head edge and the fore edge of the text block are very slightly darkened and the corners and spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear. The clipped dust jacket is darke... View more info

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Dictionary of Shipping Terms and Phrases.

By: Stevens, Edward F.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: London, UK., Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons: 1947

Seller ID: 14950

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 96 pp. A list of terms and abbreviations used in shipping, the export and import trade, and marine insurance in 1947, arranged alphabetically and with concise definitions. Grey cloth-covered boards with brown lettering on front and spine. Some sunning on head of boards; text tight and clean. Dust jacket has some soiling, rubbing and edgewear. View more info

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Modern Chartwork. (fourth edition)

By: Stewart, W. K. with J. W. Stephen and revised by Captain W. H. Squair.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland., Brown, Son & Ferguson.: 1963

Seller ID: 20177

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; viii - 231 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. This is the fourth edition. Errata sheet tipped in on page vii. Three charts in pocket on the back paste down end paper: North Coast of Ireland, Northern Isles, Cornish Coast plus a large folded sheet - Explanation of Symbols and Abbreviations used on charts issued by the Admitalty. All tipped in fold-out charts within the text are present. The externals show very mild shelf wear and the interior ... View more info

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A Dream of Islands.

By: Teece, Philip.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Orca Book Publishers: 1988

Seller ID: 7049

ISBN: 920501206

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 144 pp. A man fulfills his life long dream of building a boat and sailing into the the westermost sea - only he does it in his own back yard - the gulf and channel islands of the lower BC coast. Wonderful black and white line drawings increase the ease of 'escape' as the rocking chair scuds along - oh my. Previous owner's name sticker on 1st page with very slight edge wear to the covers, else near fine. View more info

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The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Times.

By: Waters, David W.

Price: $112.00

Publisher: London, UK., Hollis and Carter.: 1958

Seller ID: 20247

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 pp.; xxxix - 696 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. The text block head edge is dyed blue as issued. Illustrated with 87 black and white plates and 43 charts and figures. The extrnals show mild shelf wear and that mainly on the tail edges of the boards, the text block head edge is a tad faded while the interior is very clean and the binding is quite solid and sound. The clipped dust jacket has a darkened spine and is worn on the ed... View more info