Shipwrecks & Maritime Disasters

LYB071
$24.95  
Hardcover, Terry Breverton, 384pages, 1.2 x 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781599219790
Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, this lavishly illustrated book focuses on the unusual, the overlooked, or the downright extraordinary. . Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given...
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INT460
$11.00 $22.00  
Paperback, Tom Lochhaas, ISBN: 9780071803311
True stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will keep you alert and careful when you are on the water. . Suddenly Overboard tells stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good...
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PAR033
$9.95  
Paperback, Shawn Shallow, 291pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837656
Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm....
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RAN113
$16.00  
Hardcover, Diana Secker Tesdell, ISBN: 9780307592651
A gathering of the best maritime fiction from the last two hundred years: tales of shipwrecks and storms at sea, of creatures from the deep, of voyages that test human limits on the wild and limitless waters. Classic adventures stories by Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Robert...
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SMP043
$18.99  
Paperback, Spike Walker, 206pages, 5.5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780312199937
Hair-raising accounts of survival by the author of "Working on the Edge". "Grab-you-by-the-throat, rip-snorting tales of disaster on furious high seas". --"Kirkus Reviews".
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NAV067
$19.95  
Paperback, Edward C. Raymer, ISBN: 9781591147244
The chief diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations tells the whole story of the desperate attempts to save crewmembers caught inside their sinking ships On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralysed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack...
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ARC052
$21.99  
Paperback, H.S. Contino, 128pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780738581576
European settlement of Coos County began with a shipwreck. The Captain Lincoln wrecked on the north spit of the Coos Bay in January 1852. The crewmen built a temporary camp out of the ship's sails and named it "Camp Cast-Away" This was the first white settlement in the area. The men eventually...
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WPC016
$19.98 $39.95  
CD, 5.9 x 5.1 x 1.5, ISBN: 9781611743906
The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, but rather in the period from 1942 to 1943, in the frigid North Atlantic and American coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Nearly seven decades after the event, the...
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SMP064
$19.99  
Paperback, Spike Walker, 304pages, 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9, ISBN: 9780312604592
Walker mines familiar territory here with this detailed look into the grounding of a freighter on the Aleutian Islands in 2004. Through multiple interviews with the Coast Guard personnel involved, he provides a minute-by-minute account of the rescue mission that was compounded when a USCG...
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GPT039
$14.95  
Paperback, Michael Varhola, 206pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780762744923
Twenty-one riveting stories with illustrations of ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes including British gunboat, The USS Niagara, Civil War steamer Island Queen and, of course, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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HPC133
$24.95  
Paperback, Rick James, 128pages, 0.3 x 8.3 x 10.5, ISBN: 9781550175455
In this special edition of Raincoast Chronicles, maritime historian Rick James takes the reader on an authoritative and well-illustrated tour of the most fascinating of BC's shipwrecks. As well as reliving high-seas adventures, we learn the stories behind retired Cape Horn windjammers, solve the...
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SPC058
$14.99  
Paperback, Theodore Schellhase, 176pages, 9 x 5.9 x 0.6, ISBN: 9780764331978
Explore the early history of Oregon by delving into the journals of explorers Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson, and Lewis & Clark. Read about journeys into Oregon and first encounters with Native Americans on the coast. Hear legends of white-winged ships that first came to these shores...
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HHP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Anthony Dalton, 124pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781926613314
On January 22, 1906, the passenger ship Valencia lost her way in heavy fog and rain and rammed into the deadly rocks at Pachena Point on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As the wreck was shattered by the pounding waves, the survivors clung desperately to the rigging. Few made it the short...
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SKY128
$14.99  
Paperback, 280pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781944824242
“1789 April: Just before sun-rising, Mr. Christian, with the master at arms, gunner’s mate, and Thomas Burket, seaman, came into my cabin while I was asleep, and seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my back and threatened me with instant death if I spoke or made the least...
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CAP003
$7.98 $15.95  
Paperback, Don Douglass, 152pages, 6 x 0.4 x 9, ISBN: 9781934199046
"Farewell to a Queen is exciting and tragic stuff. Don, who captures it perfectly, has navigated over 100,000 miles in both Pacific and Atlantic waters." — Warren Miller, author and world-renowned ski filmmaker. "Don Douglass and his wife, Reanne Hemingway-Douglass, are sailor's sailors....
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ABI001
$18.95  
Paperback, Abigail B. Calkin Ph.D., 252pages, 6 x 0.6 x 9, ISBN: 9780615591933
When Captain Larry Hills attempted to rescue his deckhand, he too was tragically caught in the lines that whipped and wrapped the two men against the net reel of the trawler like captured fish. In the moment before the deckhand’s death he was the only one who heard Larry’s cold...
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NBN030
$16.00  
Paperback, Tom McCarthy, 304pages, 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches, ISBN: 9781493033713
Great American Shipwreck Stories  is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas or...
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SMO001
$11.95  
Paperback, R A Bard, 194pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780692618479
On the ocean, some voyages proceed smoothly, and some go weirdly south. It’s the weirder ones, selected from the many passages made by the author over sixteen years as an offshore delivery captain, that are collected here. None are full-scale disasters, but even minor calamities are...
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NBN036
$24.95  
Paperback, Vic Verlinden & Stefan Panis, 144pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781849953252
Diving for Treasure  recounts the efforts over many years to dive wrecks that contained treasure in one form or another. The often prolonged and sometimes dangerous expeditions tell of dives to many ships that were wrecked while carrying tons of gold or other valuables. Many of the wrecks...
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WIL087
$12.71 $16.95  
Paperback, Nicholas Gray, 240pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781909911550
Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit – as it is an account of their tragic final voyages....
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HRW147
$27.99  
Hardcover, Rachel Slade, 416pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780062699701
ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A  NEW YORK TIMES  EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF  OUTSIDE  MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships...
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INT465
$25.00  
Hardcover, John Kretschmer, 256pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071704403
"I know you'll want to read more after you finish   Sailing a Serious Ocean . And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."   -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF   ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the...
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QRT003
$23.95  
Paperback, 160pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781785210938
The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched, and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger...
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