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Salem Vessels and Their Voyages. Four Volumes. Series I, II, III and IV

By Putnam, George

Salem : The Essex Institute 1924-1930. Blue paper covered boards with pictorial labels of a different ship on each volume, over dark blue cloth spine, with title gilt. 1924-1930. Each volume with numerous plates and index. A clean and bright set; all volumes Very Good to Fine. Series I A History of the Pepper Trade with the Island of Sumatra. II A History of the "Gorge," "Glide," "Taria Topan," and "St Paul," in Trade with Calcutta, East Coast of Africa, Madagascar, and the Philippine Islands. III A History of the " Astrea," "Mindoro," "Sooloo," "Panay," "Dragon," "Highlander," " Shirley," and "Formosa." With some Account of their Masters, and Other Reminiscences of Salem Shipmasters. IV A History of the European, African, Australian and South Pacific Islands Trade as Carried on by Salem Merchants, Particularly the Firm of N. L. Rogers & Brothers. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+.

$120.00

How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats
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How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats

By Brooks, John & Hill, Ruth Ann

Brooklin, Maine: WoodenBoat Publications, 2004. 281 pp. Inscribed by one of the authors, Ruth Hill, to a boat builder who taught at Wooden Boat School. Includes black and white photos, diagrams and step by step instructions of his building process. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Windjammer

By Attiwill, Ken

Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1931. xiv, 312 pp. Pictorial paper-covered boards, yellow cloth spine stamped in black. Introduction by Captain David W. Bone. Account of an Australian journalist's trip aboard the four-masted bark Archibald Russell from Melbourne to Queenstown, Ireland via Cape Horn where he was nearly washed overboard. "Fo'c'sle hands and Fo'c'sle life are ruthlessly chronicled down to the last appalling detail." Edward A. Wilson illustration on front board and dust jacket. Near Fine in dust jacket with a large chip out of the top of the spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$35.00

The Light Keepers: A Story Of The United States Light-House Service

By Otis, James

New York: E P Dutton and Company, 1906. vi, 347 pp. Red cloth stamped in black and white on spine with lighthouse, and on front panel: a dramatic scene of men in a small boat. With frontispiece and 7 plates. Includes a seven page appendix of extracts from official lighthouse reports. Light/moderate wear to extremities, but some of the white stamping has rubbed off. With previous owner's name on front pastedown, page 33-34 loose. Binding is tight. GVG. Hard Cover.

$45.00

Shipwrecks Around Maine

By Quinn, William P.

Orleans, Massachusetts: Lower Cape Publishing Co., 1983. 182 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Signed by author. With numerous historical photographs of shipwrecks. Photos of ships before and after becoming shipwrecked. Sticker o withyachting flag on ffep,else Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. . Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$40.00

The Old Steam Navy, Volume One: Frigates, Sloops, and Gunboats, 1815-1885

By Canney, Donald L.

Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press xx, 204 pp. With illustrations, photographs and ship plans. With tables on construction and fate of vessels, and dimensions, horsepower and armaments. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Masts and Masters: A Brief History of Sardine Carriers and Boatmen

By Gilman, John D.

Deer Island, New Brunswick, 1993. vii, 191 pp. Softcover, with pictorial cover. Black and white photos throughout of various sardine carriers and the stories of these beautiful yacht like crafts and the men who sailed them. The author's grandfather became Master of his own boat at the age of 14 and sailed it alone from the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay to the canning factory at North Lubec, Maine. Near Fine.. First Edition.

$24.00

Fast Sailing Ships: Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875

By MacGregor, David Roy

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988. 319 pp. With numerous illustrations, including some photographs, and ship plans. Includes an appendix of ships built by Alexander Hall and Sons 1811-1875 Fine in VG dust jacket . Second Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/VG.

$30.00

The History of Jonesboro Maine Bicentennial 1809-2009

2009. 189 pp. + 15 pp. of local ads. Quarto. Weaving the Fabric of Life in Jonesboro: Verified Facts, Legends, Tall Tales and Outright Lies. With numerous photographs, and with map. Chapters include: Early History of Jonesboro, Early Shipbuilding, with list of ships built from 1816-1887, Jonesboro Quarries, Lumbering, Stores & Businesses, etc. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$60.00

Iceboats to Superferries: an Illustrated History of Marine Atlantic

By Belliveau, John Edward; Cameron, Silver Donald; Harrington, Michael

St. John's, NF: Breakwater Books Ltd, 1992. vii, 184 pp. Oblong. The history of Atlantic Canadian marine services that have linked the island provinces with the mainland. Nearly 300 illustrations including 8 color plates. Includes two "Ellsworth American" newspaper articles inserted by the previous owner telling of the last voyage of the Bluenose Ferry out of Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Also included are 3 brochures of ferries: the Caribou, the Princess of Acadia, and the Joseph and Clara Smallwood. Near Fine in VG+ dust jacket with some color fading else Fine. Oversize: Overseas and Canadian customers please request a shipping quote; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/VG+.

$75.00

Majesty at Sea : The Four-Stackers

By Shaum, John H., Jr.; Flayhart, William H., III

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. 168 pp. Portrays the career of each of the 14 opulent four-funnel passenger liners during the Golden Age of ocean travel beginning in 1897 (including the Titanic). Many black and white photographs of these ocean liners including 4 full pages of color plates. Fine in VG+ dust jacket.. First American Edition. Maroon Cloth. Fine/VG+.

$25.00

The Lymburner Legacy

By Paquette, Susan

Brewer, Maine: Cay-Bel Publishing xiv, 218 pp. A history and genealogy that traces the Lymburner/ Limeburner family, from the time when two brothers set sail from Scotland and arrived at the mouth of the Bagaduce River in Maine. They settled in Brooksville, and fought for the British during the Revolutionary War. One of them, a Loyalist, left after the war for Nova Scotia. Contains a record of Lymburger vessels, genealogical records, letters, black and white photographs and documents, and a transcript of a manuscript written by Alice Lymburger which is a history of the Lymburger family in Canada. Near Fine. . First Edition. Soft Cover.

$35.00

Windships of Warren, Maine: Writings and Records Pertaining to the History of Shipbuilding and Related Matters 1770 to 1867

By Overlock, Leland

Brewer, Maine: Leland Overlock, 1988. Quarto. Blue buckram, spine gilt xiii, 306 pp. Chapters include histories of Warren built vessels, with some entries in great detail, Warren shipbuilders, owners and their vessels, captains and their vesels and excerpts from logs, diaries and letters. With facsimiles of documents, reproductions of 19th century ship diagrams, and a map of St. Georges & vicinity. With appendices and index. VG+ . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$35.00

Windships of Warren, Maine: Writings and Records Pertaining to the History of Shipbuilding and Related Matters 1770 to 1867

By Overlock, Leland

Brewer, Maine: Leland Overlock, 1988. Quarto. Blue buckram, spine gilt xiii, 306 pp. Chapters include histories of Warren built vessels, with some entries in great detail, Warren shipbuilders, owners and their vessels, captains and their vesels and excerpts from logs, diaries and letters. With facsimiles of documents, reproductions of 19th century ship diagrams, and a map of St. Georges & vicinity. With appendices and index. Near Fine. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$50.00

Commercial Oil-Field Diving

By Zinkowski, Nicholas B.

Cambridge, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, 1971. xii, 372 pp. Gray-blue cloth, spine title gilt, with original dust jacket. A manual for working divers and trainees. Includes numerous black and white photos, illustrations, and tables. GVG, a tight, solid copy. In a Fair to Good dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. GVG/Good-.

$35.00

Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum

By Brewington, M.V. And Dorothy

Salem, Mass: Peabody Museum, 1968. xvii, 530 pp. + colophon. Blue cloth. No. 15 of 750 numbered copies. Type design & composition by Anthoensen Press. With over 1500 illustrations, sixty in full color. Most major marine artists are included and nearly every type of sailing craft and steamship. With a 1966 typed letter, signed from Ernest Dodge, the director of the Peabody Museum, describing the progress of the book: "We are aiming for a September 1967 publication...have received proof on forty-four of the colored plates..." Also with a 23 page catalogue of oil and watercolor paintings in the Peabody Museum laid in. Two small rust marks from the staples of the catalogue by the front hinge else VG/FN in VG dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG/FN/VG.

$250.00

LIGHTHOUSES Reports to the House of Representatives

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office A collection of seven reports to the House of Representatives relating to the construction, maintenance, expenditure, location and other matters relating to lighthouses from March 19, 1842 to Jan 19, 1844. Bound in maroon pigskin, spine title gilt. 124, 111, 9, 25, 33, 67, 131 pp. Numerous tables including information on number of lamps lit up, tube glasses, wicks, buff-skins, number & names of floating lights, color of the lighthouse or "any peculiarity in its appearance by day", height of building, year erected, etc. Documents include an Act to Erect a Lighthouse at Flynn's Knoll, N.Y. and Rebuild a Lighthouse at Brandywine Shoal, Delaware Bay, which includes a large folding plate: "Sketch of a Screw Pile Lighthouse." Other reports include "Light-House Establishment in France," with 12 tables, including 3 folding, and "Condition of the Light-houses on the Eastern Coast." The final document, prepared in response to the gross negligence and mismanagement of a previous United States lighthouse inspector, is a compilation of the opinions of various ship masters and pilots on the condition and effectiveness of particular lighthouses. It includes a 3 page table listing the name of each ship master, the name of his vessel and summary of his opinion, which is given in full in the report. It also includes a 43 page descriptive table of the lighthouses of the United States, England, Scotland and Ireland, and a large folding descriptive table of the light-houses and watch-lights on the coast of France, up to July 1, 1841. A more detailed handwritten list of the contents of each report is laid in. From the library of Clifford Shattuck, author of The Nubble [a history of the] Cape Neddick Lightstation, York, Maine (Freeport: Cumberland Press, 1979), with his label on the front paste-down. Joints rubbed; the binding is otherwise in Very Good condition. The plate of the Screw Pile Lighthouse has some tears which have been professionally repaired with archival tape; there is also a tear in one folding table. Occasional foxing to some pages of the documents, otherwise VG. Photographs available. . Very Good.

$650.00

Island Journal: Volume One Number One

By Putz, George, Editor

Rockland, Maine: Island Institute, 1984. 64 pp. First issue of the annual journal of the Island Institute. Front cover foxed along borders, with previous owner's name and small closed tear at top. . First Edition. Paper Wraps. GVG.

$50.00

The Commodore
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The Commodore

By O'Brian, Patrick:

New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1995. 282pp. Mottled blue paper-covered boards, blue cloth spine with gilt title. Bottom corners very slightly bumped. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$18.00

The Lure of Gold; Being the Story of the Five Lost Ships of Christopher Columbus

By Goodwin, William B

Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1940. 216 pp. including miscellaneous notes and references. Green cloth, title gilt. With 3 maps, one folding; 15 b&w plates; 1 illustration. Spine slant and cupped front board with just a touch of wear at spine edges; still a clean, tight copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. GVG.

$50.00

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