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Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion
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Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion

By Tolton, Gordon E

Heritage House, 2007. VERY GOOD+ 6.75" x 9.75" softcover. Light edge wear to covers only, interiors as-new. 335 pages including index, 80 black and white photographs, line drawings, paintings This book describes how Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion by the Metis, fought a small civil war along Canadian prairie rivers using steamboats, ferries and other river craft.. Soft Cover.

$24.95

The Naval Service of Canada: Its Official History: Volume 2 ( II), Activities on Shore During the Second World War

By Tucker, Gilbert Norman

Ottawa: Ministry of National Defence, 1952. VERY GOOD First Edition HC, no DJ. A tremendous copy, crisp and clean interiors, tight binding, blue cloth boards with gilded naval emblem on front. No markings inside, spine is marked "105H" by previous owner. 6.75" x 10", 579 pages, index, appendices, abbreviations. 20 plates and 23 additional illustrations. . Hard Cover.

$29.95

Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid

By Villa, Brian

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989 FINE/FINE First Edition. An exceptional copy, with previous owner's name and date on front endpaper only. No other markings, no wear to boards, binding or pages. As-new interiors. 6.25" x 9.25", 314 pages, illustrated, index. On August 19, 1942, a mainly Canadian force left England in an attempt to seize the German-occupied French port of Dieppe - a mission that has been described as the largest raid in history. The result was a complete disaster. About 3300 Canadian soldiers and officers who waited more than 2 and a half years for combat, were killed, wounded or captured in a single morning. Here the author unravels all the complexities that led to it: the political interests in both Britain and Canada; the pressures placed on Churchill and the British Chiefs of Staff; and especially the vagaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was ultimately responsible as Chief of Combined Operations. As the first thorough examination of the disaster, the book is an important contribution to the literature on World War II. The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa.. Hard Cover.

$20.00

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

By Johnston, Mac

Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1994 FINE/FINE First Edition. No markings of any kind, no wear to boards, binding or pages. Crisp & clean. Unclipped DJ is nearly perfect. Looks and feels unhandled. 6.5" x 9.25", 310 pages, maps, index, illustrated with 3 sections of glossy b&w photos. Personal narratives from veterans of Canada's 123 Corvettes that sailed in the Second World War. Includes many stories of battles between the Corvette Navy and German U-Boats off the east coast of Canada and the USA in the North Atlantic Ocean - and service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Pacific. A very entertaining and informative book in superb condition. . Hard Cover.

$19.95

The Captain and the Girl
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The Captain and the Girl

By Pilgrim, Earl B

Flanker Press, 2001 NEAR-FINE First Edition Trade Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", 151 pages. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Very nice copy, appears to have been gently read once. This novel was inspired by entries in Sir Wilfred Grenfell's medical files. From the back cover: "In 1892, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a young British doctor, answered the call from Britain's oldest North American colony to treat the appalling social conditions among the livyers of Labrador, and the Newfoundlanders who prosecuted the Labrador cod-fishery. During that first season, Grenfell's medical ship Albert was blown into Indian Tickle where he encountered a young woman in great distress, under the care of a well-intentioned but misguided fishing captain." . Soft Cover.

$11.95

The Cruising Woman\'s Advisor: How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life
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The Cruising Woman's Advisor: How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life

By Jessie, Diana

Camden, Maine, USA: International Marine, 1997 NEAR-FINE 4th Printing Trade Paperback. Crisp, clean, tight, no markings, no creases. 5.25" x 8.25", 170 pages. The author answers all the questions a women may have about sailing, short-term cruising and long-term voyaging. To provide a broad perspective, the author includes the opinions of noted women cruisers, including: Barbara Merritt, contributing editor of Cruising World magazine; Lin Pardey, longtime cruiser and author of several cruising books; Dawn Riley, noted America's Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor of SAIL magazine; plus seventeen other women, from novices to world-renowned sailors. . Soft Cover.

$11.95

Plowing the Arctic, Being an Account of the Voyage of the R.C.M.P. St. Roch Through the North West Passage from West to East

By Tranter, G.J

Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1945 VG-/Good First Canadian Edition (stated) HCDJ. Very nice ex-lib copy with normal library markings. Square and solid, clean, nice collectible copy in a chipped unclipped DJ protected in mylar. 5.75" x 8.25, 311 pages, b&w plates, map endpapers. Skippered by the veteran Arctic navigator, Sergeant Henry Larsen, the RCMP patrol boat St. Roch made a historic 10,000 mile voyage in 1942 across the top of the world, becoming the first vessel to steam through the NW Passage from west to east. More than a story of epic achievement against all odds, this book is also an absorbing picture of Eskimo (Inuit) life, traditions and customs, based on authentic reports of Sgt. Larsen and his men, who lived with them in their igloos, joined them in hunting expeditions, helped them in troubles, and shared in their feasting. . Hard Cover.

$14.00

Falkner of the Inland Seas

By Curwood, James Oliver

NY: Books, Inc., 1944 VERY GOOD+/no DJ in nearly perfect forest green cloth with gold print on spine. A crisp, bright and unmarked copy - very desirable with as-new binding and FINE pages. Approx. 5.25" x 7.75", 301 pages. This book collects 14 of Curwood's stories about the men and ships that once plied America's fresh-water oceans - the Great Lakes. "These tales of the Inland Seas are reliable word-pictures of vessels and sailors now remembered only by the survivors of a generation that will soon have passed away entirely." (editor Dorothea A. Bryant quoted in 1944). Hard Cover.

$40.00

The Intricate Art of Living Afloat
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The Intricate Art of Living Afloat

By Allcard, Clare

NY: W W Norton, 1990 FINE/VG First Edition (stated). Crisp, clean, tight, unmarked, no wear. Nice DJ with only slight wear. 6.25" x 9.5", 303 pages, illustrated, index. Clare Allcard writes with such wit and joy, and 'salts' her advice with so many fascinating anecdotes that the reading of this wonderful book is a can't-put-it-down experience. After 18 years of living aboard a boat with her family, the author prepared this manual for on how to live at sea. Includes food stocking, menu planning, cooking for a vacation cruise or a long voyage, sailing etiquette, dealing with the head, galley mechanics, garbage disposal, human relations in cramped settings, health and safety. . Hard Cover.

$14.00

Lord Jim

By Conrad, Joseph

NY: Doubleday, 1946 VG/Good HCDJ. Nice tight book in dark green cloth, author's portrait blindstamped on front board, gold and black decorations on spine. Nearly perfect covers, square binding, as-new hinges, pages appear unhandled and unread, top edge dusty. Unclipped DJ has chipping and short tears. 5.5" x 8', 417 pages. - First published in 1900, Lord Jim is a "free and wandering tale of a significant, searching study of cowardice; pf the lure of the sea and the jungle; and of youthful adventure." . Hard Cover.

$8.95

Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing
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Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing

By Colgate, Stephen

NY: W W Norton & Co., 1978 VG++/VG- First Edition, 1st Printing. Nearly perfect boards, as-new binding and pages, no markings. DJ has small edge tears, now expertly closed. 6.5" x 9.5", 380 pages, test questions, answers to test questions, index. - A superb book for anyone with a yacht or sailboat, by the President of the prestigious Offshore Sailing School. This book includes: GENERAL TERMINOLOGY, HULL TERMS, RIGGING TERMS, SAIL TERMS, SAIL CARE, STARTING OUT, THE POINTS OF SAILING, CONTROLLING YOUR SAILBOAT, THE WHYS OF SAILING, MORE EFFICIENT SAILING, GAINING SAILING PROFICIENCY SAILING BOARD BOATS, DRILLS, RIGHT OF WAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF CRUISING, ENGINE MANEUVERING, SETTING SAIL, TACKING, JIBING, HEAD OPERATION, RETURNING TO PORT, SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES, DISTANCE CRUISING, MEDICAL PROBLEMS, ACCIDENTS, GROUNDING, NIGHT SAILING, THE GALLERY, ANCHORING, PILOTING, FUNDAMENTALS OF RACING, PREPARATIONS, THE START, THE SKIPPER'S INPUT, CONSIDERATIONS, SPECIAL STARTS, SAIL SHAPE AND CONTROL, RACING RULES, TACTICS, WIND, THE SPINNAKER, RACING IN VARIOUS WIND CONDITIONS, CURRENT, SAILING ATTITUDES. . Hard Cover.

$22.00

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk

By Niven, Jennifer

Hyperion Books, 2001 NEAR-FINE First Trade Paperback Printing. Clean, solid, unmarked, approx. 6" x 9", 402 pages, b&w plates, notes, maps. - "It was to be the greatest and most elaborate Arctic expedition in history, with the largest scientific staff ever taken on such a journey. Its leader, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was celebrated for his studies of Eskimo life and, with this mission, hoped to find evidence that proved his staunchly held belief that there was a last unexplored continent, hidden beneath the vast polar ice cap. In June 1913, the H.M.C.S. Karluk set sail from the Esquimalt Naval Yard in Victoria, British Columbia. Six weeks later, the arctic winter had begun, the ship was imprisoned in ice, and those on board had been abandoned by their leader. For five months, the Karluk remained frozen in a massive block of ice, drifting farther and farther off course. In January 1914, with a thunderous impact, the ice tore a hole in the vessel's hull, and the redoubtable captain, Robert Bartlett, gave orders to abandon ship. With nothing but half the ship's store of supplies and the polar ice beneath their feet, Captain Bartlett, twenty-one men, an Inuit woman and her two small daughters, twenty-nine dogs, and one pet cat were now hopelessly shipwrecked in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. These castaways had no choice but to try to find solid ground where they could wait while they struggled against starvation, snow blindness, a gruesome and mysterious disease, exposure to the brutal winter -- and each other. Bartlett and one member of the party soon set across the ice to seek help. Nine months later, twelve survivors were rescued by a small whaling schooner and brought back to civilization. The Ice Master is an epic tale of true adventure that rivals the most dramatic fiction. Drawing on the diaries of those who were rescued and those who perished, and even an interview with one living survivor, Jennifer Niven re-creates with astonishing accuracy and immediacy the Karluk's ill-fated journey and her crew's desperate attempts to find a way home from the icy wastes of the Arctic." . Trade Paperback.

$11.95

Wild Rivers, Wild Lands (Signed by Author)
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Wild Rivers, Wild Lands (Signed by Author)

By Madsen, Ken

Whitehorse: Lost Moose, The Yukon Publishers, 1996. FINE First Edition, 1st Printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. 8.5" x 11", 112 pages, more than 75 dramatic photographs, maps. - Outdoor adventurer Ken Madsen takes the reader for a kayak trip on several wild rivers of the Yukon, British Columbia, and Alaska - while making a compelling case for wilderness preservation and conservation. The watersheds included are: Alsek-Tatshenshini, Stikine, Peel, Skagway. A beautiful SIGNED copy.. Large Softcover.

$14.95

At One with the Sea: Alone Around the World

By James, Naomi

United Kingdom: Hutchinson, 1979 VG/VG HCDJ. Crisp, clean, unmarked, title page excised. 5.75" x 8.75", 192 pages, b&w photos, color photos, map endpapers, glossary, line drawings. - Record setting solo sailing voyage around the world by Naomi James in 1977-1978. The 28 year old became the first woman to sail solo around the globe via Cape Horn, and in the fastest time ever.. Hard Cover.

$12.95

Wind Star: The Building of a Sailship

By Novitski, Joseph

NY: Macmillan, 1987 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. A beautiful copy. Top corners bumped, gift inscription dated 1987 on front endpaper, interiors as-new. Superb unclipped DJ. 6.5" x 9.5", 242 pages, index, b&w plates. A detailed account of the building of the first commercial sailship in 75 years, from the early planning stages to the actual construction of the 4-masted ship in France. Hard Cover.

$14.00

Voyage to the Edge of the World

By Edmonds, Alan

McClelland and Stewart, 1973 VG+/VG- First Edition, 1st Printing. Blue boards have only light wear, as-new binding. Front endpaper has glue remnants from a mylar jacket, all text is pristine: crisp, clean and unmarked. Original unclipped DJ has minor chipping and a few short tears, now expertly closed. 6.25" by 9.25", 254 pages, map, b&w plates. - This is the true story of one of the most important deep-sea expeditions in history. In 1970, the Canadian ship Hudson left Halifax with a cargo of computers, magnetometers, sampling bottles and more than 20 of the world's best-known oceanographic scientists. Their mission was to become the first ship in history to circumnavigate North and South America, round Cape Horn, and cross the roof of the world through the Northwest Passage, rounding the outer coast of Newfoundland, and sail back to Halifax. It was by any odds one of the most ambitious nautical expeditions of its kind ever mounted by any nation. Promoted by the Canadian government, it took nearly three years just to plan the $1,500,000 trip. Author Alan Edmonds imbues his account of the journey with all the genuine excitement and immediacy that inspired this human and scientific adventure in discovery. Throughout the voyage the scientists of the CSS Hudson performed unprecedented new experiments in biology and chemistry in their searching study of the oceans and of the land beneath and around them.. Hard Cover.

$14.95

Lower Deck Yarns, Volume 1

By McCaw, Hugh

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Self-Published Fine 1st Edition, spiral softcover, 6" x 8.75", 42 pages. Volume 1 of a collection of short stories and navy yarns from the lower decks of Royal Canadian Navy ships - "ramblings and reminiscences of several salt water seafarers." Quite scarce. Previous owner's name on inside of front cover only. . Soft Cover.

$18.00

Lower Deck Yarns, Volume III

By McCaw, Hugh

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Self-Published Fine 1st Edition, spiral softcover, 6" x 8.75", 110 pages. Volume 3 of a collection of short stories and navy yarns from the lower decks of Royal Canadian Navy ships - "ramblings and reminiscences of several salt water seafarers." Quite scarce. Previous owner's name on inside of front cover only. . Soft Cover.

$20.00

Down Home: Notes of a Maritime Son

By Bruce, Harry

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1988. VG+/Near-Fine First Edition, 1st Printing. A wonderful copy, clean & unmarked, in a nearly perfect unclipped DJ. 6.25" by 9.25", 300 pages, illustrations. The story of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, a great book on what "Down Home" means to hundred of thousands of Maritimers who could not help leaving - and could never stop remembering - and about those who stuck like rockweed to the seaside provinces. A very entertaining book to read.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

Mann at Sea

By Mann, Derek

Vantage Press, 1994. Fine/Fine First Edition (stated), 1st Printing. Signed by author on insert "Best wishes and smooth sailing always, Derek Mann, on board the MV Regent Sea." Original receipt also laid in. Book is in brand new condition, appearing unhandled and unread. Superb unclipped DJ. 8vo, 5.75" by 8.25", 209 pages, illustrated. From choir boy to cruise director, Derek Mann served 50 years aboard cruise ships, most recently with Royal Viking Ships. This fascinating memoir includes encounters with the rich and famous, creatures of the deep and extraordinary adventures on the high seas.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

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