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Condition: clean copy, with previous owner's plate on title page. Content: The 1991 facsimile edition of the 1802 narrative of Malaspina's exploration of the Straight of Jan de Fuca in 1792 . 166 pages plus gazette of fold out charts and illustrations.
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The Uffa Fox Book of Sailing

by John Mills, editor

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Published
1963
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover, W. H. Smith label pasted onto upper right corner, first page. Content: In the various chapters are to be found instruction on sailing, seamanship and the history behind it all. It is illustrated with over a hundred photographs taken by Eileen Ramsay, a leading marine photographer. The principal classes of boat which… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: an illustrated guide to the Mariners' Museum, Museum Publication No. 20. 264 pages, index.
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Journal of a Trading Voyage Around the World 1805-1808

by Isaac Iselin

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Published
January 1999
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9780877706687
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a facsimile edition of the journal of the author's trading voyage from New York to the coast of California, to Hawaii and west to Canton on the brig 'Maryland' from 1805 to 1808, and returning to the Americas. 112 pages
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Condition: clean copy. Content: a publication of The Hakluyt Society, second series: No. CXXXI. This is the narrative of Captain Charles Bishop's journal of his voyages and relates a minor epic of adventure, courage, and turbulent fortune. The records of his letters and financial accounts show something of the ship's general organization and of the seamen who served such expeditions. 342 pages, fold… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover, label of previous owner on upper right corner of first page. Content: This is the history of the most important navigational device of all time, the magnetic compass. The author chronicles the mis-adventures of those who attempted to perfect the instrument. 320 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Great Stories of the Sea and Ships

by N. C. Wyeth, editor

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Published
October 1, 1977
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9780679507734
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Collection of 34 sea stories containing classics from all ages and nations. 430 pages.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author tells the story of Newfoundland's Alphabet Fleet which carried young teachers to their first outport assignments, brought wedding dresses to excited brides, delivered Christmas parcels and letters to outports, carried people home from city hospitals, and the dead to be buries in family plots. Through crew and passenger recollections, this book brings the Fleet to… Read more
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Mary Celeste: A Centenary Record

by Macdonald Hastings

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Published
1972
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author examines the authentic history of the 'Mary Celeste' which was found sailing alone, with no one aboard in December 1872. He tells all the tall tales which have been told of her, the stories of a succession of imposters, for fifty years after she war brought a derelict into Gibraltar, claiming that they knew a… Read more
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Steam and the North Atlantic Mails:

by J. C Arnell

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Published
1986
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ISBN
9780919801363
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: a detailed history dealing with the Trans-Atlantic communications between Great Britain and her colonies in North America, concentrating on the transition from sail to steam for transporting the mails. 296 pages, bibliography, subject index, list of vessel names.
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The Inland Mariner

by Thomas Edward Claxton

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Published
2006
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Condition: clean copy. Content: the autobiography of the master of a canal board in Britain, 1891-1964. 204 pages.
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Travels of the Tramps: v. 1: Twenty Tramp Fleets

by Norman L Middlemiss

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Published
1991
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Good
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9781871128024
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: This work contains the historical overviews of twenty of the largest and most interesting of Britain's tramp freighter fleets. 160 pages, black and white photographs.
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The Misty Islands (The Mariner's Library)

by Miles Smeeton

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Published
May 1989
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ISBN
9780246134899
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author's narrative of a sea journey beginning on the Japanese coast line, wintering amongst the mountains on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, then sailing to the Aleutians, encountering fascinating people and some strange animals along the way. 214 pages.
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Godships

by Oliver R Howard

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Published
1984
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ISBN
9780919920071
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the author's experiences as both a United Church minister and a mariner serving the community of coastal British Columbia. 240 pages, sources.
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Seven-knot summers

by Beth Hill

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Published
March 19, 2004
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9780920663271
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Condition: clean copy. Content: this memoir tells the stories of summers spent cruising the BC coast search for and recording petroglyphs, visiting homesteaders, and the indigenous peoples. 248 pages, footnotes, bibliography, index.
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Simple Courage A True Story of Peril on the Sea

by Frank Delaney

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Published
June 27, 2006
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ISBN
9781400065240
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the SS Flying Enterprise, which in December 1951 was hit by a ferocious storm dunging which two rogue waves more than sixty feet high slammed into the vessel, causing irreparable damage. The Captain tried to salvage the ship, when that effort came to naught, he helped transfer the ship's passengers and… Read more
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Quest

by George Dibbern

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Condition: clean copy, ex library copy, with donation plated and library stamp on first page. Content: This is the story of the author's 10 year wanderings at sea in a small boat starting in 1930. 422 pages. Scarce.
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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale

by Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase, and Others (First Person Accounts)

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Published
2000-05-01
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9780140437966
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Condition: clean copy. Content: this is the narrative of the whaleship 'Essex' which in 1820 was rammed by a sperm whale, leaving 20 crew members at sea in three small open boats for ninety days. This editions presents the never-before-published unabridged chronicle by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson along side Owen Chase's original version. Also included are the most important other contemporary… Read more
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Three's a crew

by Kathrene Sutherland (Gedney) Pinkerton

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Published
1991
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9780920663110
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Condition: clean copy. Content: a memoir of the author's life aboard her floating home, with her husband and daughter, in both coastal British Columbia and south-east Alaska from 1924 to 1931. 316 pages.
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Forest Ranger, Ahoy!: The Men- The Ships- The Job

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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ISBN
9780919931008
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the wooden ships of the BC Forest Service which since 1911 and the forests the crews are pledged to guard. 232 pages, black and white photographs.
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