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Recent Arrivals from Sorensen Books : Your Vancouver Island Bookshop

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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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Good
ISBN
9780679507734
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$16.95

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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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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

by Michael Palin

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Published
2019
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Good
ISBN
9781784758578
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$6.86

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Condition: clean copy. Content: the author tells the story of the finding in 2014 of the 'H. M. S. Erebus" , an artic exploration vessel, which disappeared with her entire crew in the Canadian Artic, her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. 334 pages, index.
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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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$7.67
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Mary Celeste: A Centenary Record

by Macdonald Hastings

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Published
1972
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Good
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$12.11

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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
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780919801363
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$32.28

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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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Good
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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
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781871128024
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$11.30

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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 Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists

by Gideon Defoe

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Published
07/19/20
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780753822227
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$6.05

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The Pirate Captain's disguise fails him and he finds himself incrarcerated in Scotland Yard, in a case of mistaken identity. Discovering that his 'doppelganger' is Karl Marx, the Captain and his crew are unwittingly caught up in a sinister plot to discredit the communists. 190 pages.
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A guide to Shipwrecks along the West Coast Trail.

by R. E. Wells

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Published
1982
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Good
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This booklet was produced primarily for hikers along the West Coast Trail. It was designed to be a handy and concise reference to the major shipwreck sites along the trail. Most of the sites can be seen either directly from the Trail or from the beaches along the route, or can be reached vis short side trails.… Read more
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A guide to Shipwrecks:

by R. E. Wells

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Published
1984
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Good
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$4.04

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The intent of the work is to convey to the reader and visitor to the area what the ships looked like and the scene at the time of their wreck or abandonment. It is not meant to be a compilations of all that occurred, but they are considered as the major ones along the shores and among… Read more
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God's Little Ships A History of the Columbia Coast Mission

by Michael Hadley

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Published
March 1996
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Good
ISBN
9781550171334
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$14.53

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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the Columbia Coast Mission ships, which from 1904 to the mid-1970's delivered medical care and non-sectarian spiritual support to logging camps, indegidious village, and white settlements along the 20,000 square miles of the rugged British Columbia coast. 308 pages, notes on sources, bibliography, index.
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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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Good
ISBN
9780246134899
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$7.67

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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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Birds and Fishes: The story of Coastal Command

by Sir Philip Joubert

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Published
1960
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Good
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$11.30

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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: The author tells the story of Coastal Command, a branch of the Royal Air Force, that served Britain during two world wards, and in the uneasy times of peace that have gone with them. 224 pages, index.
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Godships

by Oliver R Howard

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Published
1984
Condition
Good
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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Good
ISBN
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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Upcoast Summers

by Beth Hill

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Published
1985
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Good
ISBN
9780920663011
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of summers in the 1930's, following the adventure of a middle-aged author and her husband exploring the British Columbia coast, searching for an photographing Indian rock art, and visiting with the many fishermen, loggers, Indians, and homesteaders who then lived in the remote bays and inlets. 156 pages, sources, 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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Good
ISBN
9781400065240
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$8.47

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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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$80.70

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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
ISBN
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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Good
ISBN
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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