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    Emerging from the South American wilderness after adventures related in The Incredible Voyage, Tristan Jones finally makes it home to Britain to find his vessel, the tiny, nearly indestructible Sea Dart, impounded by customs officials because he cannot pay the import tax. Inhis quest for the mean...
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     After his small sailboat sank in the Atlantic, Steve Callahan spent 76 days in a five-foot inflatable raft, drifting 1800 miles before his rescue.
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     Discouraged by the fisheries decline and logging pollution in Alaska ( Alaska Blues , 1977), the author began hauling bait herring on a 60-year-old wooden boat (the Amaretto) in Maine. Upton describes how he and a friend managed to get the Amaretto back in business in this composite account...
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    An award-winning journalist’s voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there.
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    reverton’s Nautical Curiosities is arranged into thematic chapters: 1)       1) The ocean environment – animals, geography, geology, weather, coasts, islands 2)       2) Ship types and parts – from the first boat to the latest cutting-edge technology 1)       3) People – heroes, heroines, pira...
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    The incredible wartime saga of the only American submariners to survive the sinking of their ship and evade enemy capture in World War II.
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    The great teller of sea stories-Tristan Jones-is back, with a new collection of yarns, reminiscences, and adventures never before published in book form. Jones carries us to the sleepy Spanish ports of the 1950s, the pleasures of Buenos Aires in the last days of Peron, and the damp forests of Sou...
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    The gripping true story of treasure hunting and terrible tragedy encountered by divers exploring the world's most dangerous sunken shipwreck.
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    Revised and fully updated, the stirring and authoritative account of one of World War II’s most highly decorated submarines.
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    A generational story of fathers and sons and the lives of New England shellfishermen.  
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    Twelve stunning stories that have stood the test of time. Why are sea stories so enduringly popular? Why is it, more than perhaps any other genre, tales of the sea are so appealing to so many readers? There is the adventure, of course, and the vicarious thrill of taking on the Horn or battling a...
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    Tales of yachtsmen sailing the oceans tend to fascinate. They particularly stir the imagination when they are about adventurers doing something that has never been done before. About men making long and dangerous voyages in tiny boats with hardly a navigation aid at their disposal. Courage, stami...
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    Over many years of cruising the Pacific Ocean the author has stopped at many islands and ports which never get much attention in the more formal guidebooks. Pacific Wanderer gathers a variety of short stories together on these rarely-visited and sometimes hard to get to places. They range from th...
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    Twenty-one riveting stories and illustrations about ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, such as: British gunboat H.M.S. Speedy in 1804, American Navy brig U.S.S. Niagara in 1820, Civil War steamer Island Queen in 1864, the infamous freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in...
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    Step into the past and aboard the decks of these twenty-five proud vessels, each one launched with high hopes but doomed finally to disaster. From the Huron, a wreck that caused 103 sailors to lose their lives, to the Pulaski, a maritime mishap where two star-crossed lovers almost lost each other...
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    Fourteen true, amazing, and inspiring stories of some of the bravest men and women you’ll ever meet So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina...
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    By the turn of the twentieth century, racing for the America’s Cup was no longer simply a gentleman’s game. Fraught with danger and political tension, the contest for the Cup had become a showcase of technological innovation and national grit. In 1903, the fabulously wealthy tea tycoon, Sir Thoma...
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    So little has been written about the ships which carried convicts from the British Isles to Australia that this book opens up an entire new field of maritime history. For the first time, the strange and often macabre story of these vessels is told in detail. From authoritative sources, official ...
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    The true story of the first loss of a nuclear submarine in history.
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    The amazing story of a heroic woman—the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode IslandThe Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter is the absorbing, painstakingly researched story of Ida Lewis and the fearless rescues she made at Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island. Born in 1842, Ida began...
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    On August 21, 1940, a Nazi raider torpedoed the British merchantman Anglo-Saxon and machine-gunned the survivors as they tried to escape in their lifeboats. One little boat escaped with seven men. Five of them perished, but Robert Tapscott and Wilbert Widdicombe endured for seventy full days and ...
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    In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, the riveting story of a legendary rescue at sea: Bernie Webber was the least likely candidate to execute the greatest small-boat rescue in American history. The trouble-prone son of a Baptist minister, he’d been well on his way to becoming a juvenile delinq...