Category: Ships

By Anthony Gary Brown,Colin White

ISBN-10: 0786424826

ISBN-13: 9780786424825

Now in its moment variation, this increased paintings catalogs every body, animal, send and cannon pointed out via identify within the 21 books of Patrick O’Brian’s sequence at the maritime adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. The novels, well known for his or her “far-ranging net of wit and allusion,” teem with hundreds of thousands of characters and ships, either imaginary and old. From Master and Commander to 21: the incomplete Voyage, this booklet distinguishes the fictitious from the real, creating a precious sequence significant other for the informal reader and the main ardent enthusiasts. all the greater than 5,000 alphabetized entries offers a connection with the novels and chapters during which the subject appears to be like. also, biographical notes at the old figures are integrated, with resources supplied in an annotated bibliography.

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By Ian Collard

ISBN-10: 1445654105

ISBN-13: 9781445654102

the most position of the tug is to aid vessels within the river or in the dock process by means of relocating them through pushing or towing. also they are used to tow barges or systems that have no engines or equipment of propulsion. Tugs are designed to be hugely manoeuvrable and strong as they often paintings with huge vessels in constrained areas. the most towing businesses working at the Mersey within the 20th century have been J. & J. H. Rea constrained, Liverpool Screw Towing corporation and the Alexandra Towing corporation Limited.

Mersey tugs have been hired to paintings with passenger liners, shipment vessels, oil tankers and different vessels engaged on the river. the fashionable tug is provided with azimuthing thrusters or Voith Schneider Vertical propellers which allow them to generate the thrust required for towing the bigger vessels that are now being outfitted. during this publication, Ian Collard charts the advance of the Mersey tug from the overdue 19th century to the current day.

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By Sam Jefferson

ISBN-10: 1472900286

ISBN-13: 9781472900289

within the period of business sail, clipper ships have been the last word expression of velocity and charm. Racing out to the gold fields of the US and Australia, and breaking velocity files sporting tea again from China, the ships mixed attractiveness with breathtaking functionality.

With over 2 hundred wonderful work and illustrations, and exciting descriptions of the adventures and races at the water, this pretty publication brings the period vividly to lifestyles.

Chapters include:

The origins of the clippers - from the gold rush to the tea trade
A hell send voyage with 'Bully' Waterman, some of the most profitable and infamous captains of the era
Marco Polo, the quickest send on this planet - her upward push to prominence and next decline
Mary Patten's conflict with Cape Horn - a girl captain takes cost in a truly male world
Mutiny aboard the 'wild boat of the Atlantic'
The nice China tea race of 1866 - an amazingly shut race the world over, simply made up our minds within the ultimate few miles
The Sir Lancelot defies the percentages - her eccentric captains and competition with the mythical Thermopylae
The Cutty Sark's longest voyage

First-hand bills, newspaper studies and log entries upload attention-grabbing eyewitness aspect, when the lovely photographs convey how the designs of those thoroughbreds built over the years.

A amazing learn and invaluable party of those racehorses of the sea.

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By Don Casey

ISBN-10: 0071477942

ISBN-13: 9780071477949

Turn a run-down fiberglass boat right into a firstclass yacht

Since it first seemed in 1991, Don Casey’s This outdated Boat has helped tens of millions of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has turn into a respected vintage between boat rehabbers.This moment version is revised from first web page to final with new info on electric platforms, diesel engines, refrigeration, resins, plumbing and extra. Plus, greater than six hundred newly created illustrations improve the book’s attractiveness in addition to its utility.

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By John A. Love

this is often the tale of lightkeepers’ contributions to the traditional heritage of lighthouses along side the heritage and upkeep of the manned navigation beacons – their basic functionality in fact – ‘for the protection of all’. when you consider that keepers have been first engaged to keep up lighthouses round our coast they've got encountered flora and fauna, and from time to time constructed a prepared curiosity and services at the topic. in the direction of the top of the 19th century keepers have been inspired to publish annual returns of fowl activities permitting reviews on chook migration and several other authoritative books to be compiled. for this reason, ornithologists started to know what percentage lighthouses have been well-placed to set up chook observatories – a couple of have been in redundant lighthouses, usually on offshore islands. despite the fact that, lightkeepers additionally known that during convinced climatic conditions and through migration occasions, flocks of birds have been interested in the beam, leading to many fatalities. whereas the matter is now greater understood and significantly decreased, the automation of all British lighthouses has led to there now not being lighthouse keepers to observe the placement and file fowl, sea mammal, insect and bat pursuits. A common background of Lighthouses highlights the contribution made by way of lighthouse keepers over the past century or to the learn of common background, and ornithology particularly. a lot of this can be mentioned within the phrases of the keepers themselves, set within the context of lighthouse background. Scotland has an extremely wealthy lighthouse culture, ordinarily as a result of a dynasty of Stevenson engineers overlaying over a century, all of whom additionally had a profound knowing of climate and geology – and certainly common heritage – so vital within the putting in their lighthouses. a number of redundant lighthouse constructions nonetheless functionality as fowl observatories in addition to flora and fauna viewpoints and examine centres, museums, motels, eating places and personal houses. The lanterns themselves are nonetheless maintained during this electronic and satellite tv for pc age, monitored remotely from a strategic regulate centre.

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By Horst W. Laumanns

ISBN-10: 3613507056

ISBN-13: 9783613507050

Ob auf den Meeren der Welt oder auf Flüssen rund um den Globus: Kreuzfahrtschiffe üben auf Menschen eine unwiderstehliche Faszination aus. Immer größere und immer luxuriösere Schiffen buhlen dabei um die Gunst der Kunden. Horst W. Laumanns bietet einen unterhaltsamen Überblick über Großsegler und Luxusliner, Mega-Schiffe und Passagierfähren, liefert interessante technische Daten und stellt jedes Schiff in textual content und Bild vor.

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By Loretta Krupinski

ISBN-10: 0892727497

ISBN-13: 9780892727490

Loretta Krupinski depicts coastal cities 70 to one hundred fifty years in the past of their heyday. every one superbly rendered picture captures Maine while fishing, quarrying, and the shipment alternate have been the spine of Maine’s economic system. taking a look Astern opens a window onto Maine’s legacy left through the fisherman and shipbuilders that placed the Pine Tree nation at the map as one of many preeminent shipbuilding states in the US. Krupinksi used old photos as her concept to painting a previous lifestyle from Matinicus Island to Rockland to Boothbay to tub. every one revitalized photograph is observed by way of informative textual content revealing Maine’s maritime history.

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By Gerald Sandvick

ISBN-10: 1467125814

ISBN-13: 9781467125819

ISBN-10: 1540216101

ISBN-13: 9781540216106

global conflict II hinged at the Allies having adequate ships to either struggle the enemy and to hold thousands of hundreds warfare items around the world�s oceans. Shipyards at the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts outfitted millions of vessels, yet America�s occasionally forgotten Fourth Coast, the good Lakes, equipped countless numbers of ships to boot. From 1940 to 1945, warships, shipment haulers, Coast protect tenders, and fleet carrier auxiliaries of many varieties have been introduced from the 2 towns of Duluth, Minnesota, and more suitable, Wisconsin, which lie on the some distance western finish of Lake better. through the conflict, part a dozen shipyards in Duluth-Superior produced greater than 2 hundred vessels of 10 major forms, as much as 338 toes lengthy and 5,000 plenty, all having to make just about a 2,400-mile trip to the sea. The shipyards grew from approximately not anything in 1939 to turn into industries utilising millions of fellows and girls through 1945 and creating a significant contribution to the tale of the United States in international conflict II.

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By Andrew Cohen

ISBN-10: 1459719492

ISBN-13: 9781459719491

The tale of the daring voyage of HMS Investigator and the modern day discovery of its smash via Parks Canada’s underwater archaeologists.

When Sir John Franklin disappeared within the Arctic within the 1840s, the British Admiralty introduced the most important rescue undertaking in its historical past. one of the seek vessels used to be HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 below the command of Captain Robert McClure. whereas the formidable McClure by no means chanced on Franklin, he and his staff did become aware of the fabled Northwest Passage.

Like Franklin’s ships, notwithstanding, Investigator disappeared within the such a lot distant, bleak and unknown position on the earth. for 3 winters, its sixty six souls have been trapped within the unforgiving ice of Mercy Bay. They suffered chilly, darkness, hunger, scurvy, boredom, melancholy and insanity. after they have been rescued in 1853, Investigator used to be abandoned.

For greater than a century and a part, the ship’s destiny remained a secret. Had it been beaten by means of the ice or swept out to sea? In 2010, Parks Canada despatched a workforce of archaeologists to Mercy Bay to determine. It was once an impressive problem, challenging services and endurance. There, off the seashores of Aulavik nationwide Park, they discovered Investigator.

Lost underneath the Ice is a story of persistence, bold, deceit, braveness, and irony. it's a tale a couple of tempestuous team, their mercurial captain, cynical health care professional and kind-hearted missionary. in any case, McClure discovered repute yet misplaced his send, a few of his staff and masses of his honour. Written with attractiveness and authority, illustrated with archival imagery and startling underwater images of Investigator and its artifacts, this can be a sensational tale of discovery and intrigue in Canada’s Arctic.

Andrew Cohen is a best-selling writer and award-winning journalist. between his books are While Canada Slept, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Unfinished Canadian, and remarkable Canadians: Lester B. Pearson. He writes a nationally syndicated column for The Ottawa Citizen and reviews usually on CTV. A professor of journalism and overseas affairs at Carleton college, he's founding president of the Historica-Dominion Institute. He has two times bought Queen’s Jubilee Medals.

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By Lora-Marie Bernard

ISBN-10: 1467132241

ISBN-13: 9781467132244

ISBN-10: 1531676839

ISBN-13: 9781531676834

groups have spent greater than a hundred years getting to know the powerful Brazos River and its waterways. within the 1800s, Stephen F. Austin selected the Brazos River because the website for the 1st Texas colony due to its mammoth water and fertile soil. inside seventy five years, a pumping station could bring in the best way for crop administration. A sugar mill that used to be finally often called Imperial Sugar spurred group improvement. In 1903, John Miles Frost Jr. tapped the Brazos to extend the Cane and Rice Belt Irrigation method whereas Houston newspapers estimated the infrastructure wonder may switch the region's future--and it did. inside of a couple of many years, the Texas agricultural empire prompted Louisiana to dub Texas farmers "the sugar and rice aristocracy." because the sunrise of the economic age begun, the Brazos River and its waterways all started delivering the Texas Gulf Coast industry.

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