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  • Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland Washington by Richard W. Blumenthal

    By Richard W. Blumenthal

    A follow-up to 2004's The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals and Logs from Six Expeditions, 1786-1792 and 2007's With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters: Journals of 12 Crewmen, April-June 1792, this booklet deals one other major addition to maritime heritage within the Pacific Northwest. It follows naval officer and explorer Charles Wilkes, an skilled nautical surveyor who led the Wilkes excursion in the course of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and different inland Washington waters in 1841. This ebook comprises the journals of Charles Wilkes and ten of his crewmen, together with Augustus L. Case, George Colvocoresses, George T. Sinclair, and different esteemed naval officials. particular awareness is given to the numerous position names that Wilkes originated. The e-book additionally contains eighteen of the Wilkes Expedition's charts, the standard of which displays the crew's cautious consciousness to accuracy. ultimately, it contains a entire muster record of the officials and crewmen connected to the Wilkes day trip, that includes identify, identify, and, mostly, a short synopsis of the man's job in the excursion.

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  • The Seamanship Examiner: For STCW Certification Examinations by David House, Farhan Saeed

    By David House, Farhan Saeed

    The Seamanship Primer is an entire examine and revision consultant, in line with the overseas criteria of educating, Certification and Watch conserving, for cadet and serving staff within the service provider marine zone. it's the perfect research package deal for someone getting ready for the oral overview taken by way of each marine specialist to obtain a Deck certificates of Competency at a variety of degrees of seniority up via Master.With hundreds of thousands of instructional questions and solutions, plus interactive a number of selection examinations, the Primer is a depended on research relief for all overseas STCW Deck Officer applicants together with Officer of the Watch, leader Mate and grasp positions, plus these operating coastal and inland waters within the fishing equivalent to Deck officials. *Together with a CD-ROM, the ebook offers an entire exam research and revision package deal for all marine certificates of competency examinations *Full insurance of the most recent STCW, ISPS, COLLREG, ISM and IMDG codes*PC-based Buoyage and principles of the line instructional fabric on CD-ROM for improved studying

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  • A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's by John Fry

    By John Fry

    The pains and tribulations of a Canadian company titan in the course of a desirable interval in 19th-century Quebec.

    A brain at Sea is an intimate window right into a vanished time whilst Canada used to be one of the world’s nice maritime nations. among 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry was once the Lloyd’s agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves under his domestic in Quebec have been full of large rafts of minimize wooden, the river’s coastline sprawled with yards the place huge square-rigged ships – many owned by means of Fry – have been built.

    As the president of Canada’s Dominion Board of alternate, Fry used to be on the epicentre of wealth and effect. His domestic urban of Quebec served because the capital of the province of Canada, whereas its port used to be usually the scene of uncooked criminal activity. He fought vigorously opposed to the abduction of sailors and the damaging perform of deck loading. He additionally battled opposed to and overcame his own demon – psychological melancholy – occurring to write down many send histories and essays on U.S.-Canada relations.

    Fry used to be a colorful determine and a reformer who interacted with the well-known figures of the day, together with Lord and girl Dufferin, Sir John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, Quebec’s lieutenant-governor.

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  • Square-Rigged Ships: An Introduction by Alan Villiers

    By Alan Villiers

    Although the exciting age of constantly seeing huge square-rigged ships in complete sail has handed, this gripping narrative is a vintage review of those interesting ships, written through an writer who knew them inside of out. This publication is a step by step advent to the ships and their captivating designs, the treacherous routes they sailed, and the professional abilities of guys who labored on them. entire with either insights into the bygone period of boating and exciting tales of perilous adventures at sea, this is often the fitting compendium for sailors, historians, and trip fanatics alike.

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  • Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 by Ronald E. Shaw

    By Ronald E. Shaw

    The development of the Erie Canal might really be defined as an enormous occasion within the progress of the younger usa. At a time whilst the interior hyperlinks one of the states have been scanty, the canal's planners boldly projected a approach of transportation that may strike from the jap seaboard, penetrate the frontier, and forge a bond among the East and the turning out to be settlements of the West. during this accomplished background, Ronald E. Shaw portrays the improvement of the canal as seen via its contemporaries, who rightly observed it as an engineering surprise and an success of significant monetary and social importance not just for brand spanking new York but additionally for the nation.

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  • The War on Hospital Ships 1914 - 1918 by Stephen McGreal

    By Stephen McGreal

    It's always stated “The first casualty of warfare is the reality” and there's no greater instance of this than the furore brought on by the claims and counterclaims of the British and German Governments on the peak of the 1st international conflict. Wounded allied body of workers have been at all times repatriated by way of medical institution ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled at the humanity of the U- Boat commanders. For, opposite to the phrases of the Geneva conference, on events Germany had sunk the unarmed clinic ships lower than the pretense they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. the clicking seized on those examples of ‘Hun Barbarity’, specifically the drowning of noncombatant woman nurses. The situation heightened following the German Government’s 1 February 1917 advent of unrestricted naval battle. The white painted allied clinic ships emblazoned with large pink crosses now turned in German eyes valid pursuits for the U-Boats. because the struggle at the nearly a hundred powerful fleet of sanatorium ships intensified the British threatened reprisals opposed to Germany, specifically an Anglo-French bombing raid upon a German city. Undeterred the Germans stepped up their crusade sinking health facility ships in quick succession. Seven clinic ships struck mines and an extra 8 have been torpedoed. confronted with the sort of bloodbath of the innocents Britain determined her health center ships, painted and brightly lit according to the Geneva conference, may well now not depend on this immunity. The vessels have been repainted in drab colours, defensively armed and sailed as ambulance transports between secure convoys. Germany had effectively banished health center ships from the excessive seas.

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  • Boat mechanical systems handbook: how to design, install, by Dave Gerr

    By Dave Gerr

    The First Ever advisor for Optimizing Boat Systems

    This consultant is worthwhile for someone designing or fitting mechanical platforms on a brand new boat, retrofitting an current boat, or comparing a boat's working . Writing for designers, developers, vendors, purchasers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and advertisement vessels, Dave Gerr offers layout and set up information for every significant mechanical approach plus pragmatic directions and real-world interpretations of yank Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and eu criteria. No marine specialist or severe boater may be with no Boat Mechanical structures Handbook.

    "Dave Gerr has a knack for breaking down the extra esoteric recommendations of naval structure into language that’s simply understood via the layman, that's one of many the explanation why his writing frequently appears to be like within the pages of SAIL. one more reason is his deep functional wisdom of the intricacies and subtleties of boat development and structures, and how they relate to one another. The subhead of Boat Mechanical platforms Handbook says it all--'how to layout, set up and realize right structures in boats.' gentle examining this isn’t, but when you’re approximately to refit your boat or improve outmoded structures, maybe with a few critical voyaging in brain, this e-book is a valuable funding. it is a unisex ebook, for either powerboaters and sailors; there’s no point out of cruising rigs, yet any other plausible procedure is roofed roughly exhaustively."
    --PETER NIELSEN, SAIL, November 2009

    Praise for Dave Gerr's prior books:

    The parts of Boat Strength:
    “Certain books, due to their thoroughness, are inclined to develop into criteria; such is the case with The parts of Boat Strength.”
    --Ocean Navigator

    Propeller Handbook:
    “The top layman's consultant now we have ever read.” --Practical Sailor

    “Gerr made a sophisticated subject comprehensible and placed it right into a guide that's effortless to use.”

    The Nature of Boats:
    “Offers, in a disarmingly captivating type, a glance in any respect features of what makes a ship paintings. when you are now not nautically obsessed sooner than examining this publication, you probably can be afterward.”

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  • Maritime Economics by Alan Branch

    By Alan Branch

    Now in its moment version Maritime Economics offers a precious creation to the enterprise and workings of the worldwide delivery undefined. the writer outlines the industrial thought in addition to the various operational practicalities concerned. largely revised for the recent version, the e-book has many transparent illustrations and tables. themes lined contain: * an outline of foreign exchange * Maritime legislation * fiscal employer and rules * financing ships and delivery businesses * industry examine and forecasting.

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