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Voyages and Travel Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Nautical Books
About 2,800 free books. Some book titles: How Not to Travel the World; Safari: a Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer; Make the Most of Your Time on Earth. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf.
Voyages and Travel Books : Search Results at Open Library – Nautical Books
About 11,300 free books. Some book titles: How to Babysit a Leopard; Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe; Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
Discovery and Exploration Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Nautical Books
About 2,600 free books. Some book titles: Treasures from Native California: the Legacy of Russian Exploration; Henry Hudson: Exploring the Northwest Passage; Antarctic Expedition. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
Discovery and Exploration Books : Search Results at Open Library – Nautical Books
About 6,550 free books. Some book titles: Exploring the West; Samuel de Champlain; Exploring the Great Lakes; With Scott In The Antarctic. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf.
Shipwreck Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Shipwrecks Books
About 1,900 free books. Some book titles: The Titanic; The Lusitania Story; Shipwreck. Nautical books, maritime books pdf, shipwrecks books.
Shipwreck Books : Search Results at Open Library – Ships PDF
About 2,280 free books. Some book titles: Hurricane dancers: the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck; A Storm too Soon: a true story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue; Great British shipwrecks. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf, shipwrecks books.
Buried Treasure Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Nautical Books
About 980 free books. Some book titles: Treasure Hunter’s Handbook; Sensational True Stories: Treasure Hunters; Secret American Treasures: from Hidden Vaults to Sunken Riches. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
Buried Treasure Books : Search Results at Open Library – Nautical Books
About 720 free books. Some book titles: Treasure Hunting; The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried Treasure; At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf, shipwrecks books.
See our books on shipping and boats on the U.S. Great Lakes
About 660 free books. Some book titles: Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean; The Conquest of the Ocean: the illustrated History of Seafaring; Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans.
About 1,260 free books. Some book titles: Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki, Down to the Sea in Ships, Voyages from the Past. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf.
Seafaring Life Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Nautical Books
About 600 free books. Some book titles: The History of the Ship: the Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day; Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea; People of the Sea. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
Seafaring Life Books : Search Results at Open Library – Nautical Books
About 700 free books. Some book titles: Sea Legs: One Family’s Year on the Ocean; The Fyddeye guide to America’s maritime history; Jack Tars Story The Autobiographies And Memoirs Of Sailors In Antebellum America.
Boats and Boating Books – Collection – Seamanship Books
About 1,000 free boats and boating books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Essential boating for teens, America’s Boating Course, Personal Guide for the Small Boat Owner, Boatman’s Manual, Exploring the Coast by Boat, Cutaway Boats, World’s Fastest Boats, Complete Book of Small Bats, Boat Handling Under Sail & Power, Book of Fantastic Boats, Design a Boat, Yachtsman’s Guide to Better Maintenance, Restoring Vintage Boats, The Mariner’s Catalog, Your Boat’s Electrical System, A Treatise on Sailing Boats, many more. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Books about Ships – Collection – Ships PDF
About 2,500 free online books about ships at the Internet Archive. Includes fiction and children’s books. Some books: Ships and Submarines, Ships through the Ages, The Clipper Ships, Pictorial History of Ships, About Submarines, Merchant Ships 1949-1950, Sailing Ships, Submarines of the World, Cruise Ship Jobs Insider’s Guide, Alaska: the cruise-lover’s guide, U.S. & Canadian Icebreakers, Ships & Shipbuilding, The Viking Ships, Ships through the Ages, Merchant Sailing Ships 1850-1875, Unofficial Guide to Cruises, Cargo Ships, Great Passenger Ships of the World, many more. Free online books about ships, illustrated books about ships, when did cruise ships start, the history of cruise ships. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf.
General Sailing Books – Collection – Seamanship Books
About 45 free books about general sailing. Includes several handbooks and manuals. Some titles: Sailor’s Start-up, Reed’s Nautical Almanac, Ready to Sail, Fitting Out Your Boat, How to Trim Sails, The Perfect First Mate, New Complete Sailing Manual, more. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Online Sailing Books – Collection – Seamanship Books
About 1,400 online Sailing books at the Internet Archive. Many aspects of Sailing, including fiction. Some books: Complete Sailing Handbook, Deep Sea Sailing, Sailing for Beginners, Advanced Sailing, Sailing and Seamanship, Sailing Smart: winning techniques tactics and strategies, Sailing Tips, This is Fast Cruising, Handbook of Sailing Techniques, Official Learn-to-Sail Manual, Glossary of Modern Sailing Terms, Ocean Voyaging, The Complete Yachtsman, Encyclopedia of Sailing, many more. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Seamanship Books – Collection – Seamanship Books
Over 150 Seamanship books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Visual Encyclopedia of Nautical Terms Under Sail, Illustrated Book of Basic Boating, The Self-Sufficient Sailor, Get Your Captain’s License: complete study guide, Colgate’s Basic Sailing Theory, How to Cope with Storms, Arts of the Sailor: knotting, splicing & ropework, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Navigation, Circumnavigator’s Handbook, American Merchant Seaman’s Manual, Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, Sailor’s Book of the Weather, Complete Guide to Anchoring and Line Handling, The Amateur Pilot, many more. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Books on Cruise Ships – Collection – Ships PDF
About 240 Cruise Ships books from the Internet Archive. Some books: European Ports of Call, Cruise Ship Jobs, Alaska: the cruise-lover’s guide, Cruise Ships, Exploring Careers on Cruise Ships, Caribbean by Cruise Ship, Panama Canal by Cruise Ship, Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, Dollarwise Cruises, Cruise Vacations for Dummies, The Cruise and Travel Employment Program, many more. Ships pdf, maritime books pdf.
Shipping Books – Collection – Ships PDF
Over 350 free shipping books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Revolution in Merchant Shipping 1950-1980, U.S. Merchant Shipping Policies and Politics, The Classic Merchant Ship 1900-1960, Nuclear Merchant Ships, Regulation and Policies of American Shipping, Lake Carriers: saga of the Great Lakes fleet, Sailors Whalers & Steamers: ships that opened the west, Industrial Democracy at Sea, Modern-Day Piracy, Ocean Traders: from the Portuguese discoveries to the present day, many more. Merchant shipping books, American merchant marine. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
Merchant Marine Books – Collection – Nautical Books
About 200 free books about the Merchant Marine and Merchant Mariners. Some titles: U.S. Marine Transportation, Modern-Day Piracy, The Merchant Navy (WWII), The Way of the Ship, Tracing your Family History in the Merchant Navy, The Outlaw Sea, more. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
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American Merchant Ships and Sailors Books – Vintage Nautical Books
Abbot, Willis J.
American shipping from colonial days to present, including coastwise, oversea, river, lake and fishing craft. Accurate. -A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Merchant shipping books, American merchant marine. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
Knots, A Study of Marlinespike Seamanship Which Embraces Bends, Hitches, Ties, Fastenings and Splices and their Practical Application – Vintage Seamanship Books
Aldridge, Arthur F.
Also with chapters on cordage, matting, hammock making and wire steel work. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Boat-building and Boating – Nautical Books
Beard, Daniel Carter
“Practical work, describing boatmaking from a primitive raft to a motor-boat, with directions for tying knots, making sails, etc. Excellent illustrations.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Seamanship skills. Nautical books, maritime books pdf.
The Small Yacht; its Management and Handling for Racing and Sailing, with Chapters on Construction – Vintage Sailing PDF
Boardman, Edwin Augustus
“Design and construction of a racing yacht and its handling during a race are discussed in very practical chapters, written from the experience of a successful amateur yachtsman.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Books on yachting, books on boat-building. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Boatman’s Handbook: The New Look-it-up Book – Seamanship Books
Hearst Marine 1985
Gathers practical information on seamanship, safety, emergency procedures, navigation, piloting, weather, and maintenance.
Contents: Emergencies — Safety — Seamanship — Piloting — Weather — Electronics — Racing — Amenities — Sources — Government — Tables — Maintenance. Book about boats.
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Ocean Steamships; a Popular Account of their Construction, Development, Management and Appliances – Vintage Ships PDF
Chadwick, F.E. and others
Scribner’s Sons 1891
Vintage ship book. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
Chatterton, Edward Keble
“Covers in one volume the field of the author’s Sailing Ships and their Story and Steamships and their Story. Suffers somewhat from condensation and omissions, but is on the whole very informing and interesting.” -A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11. Vintage books about ships. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
Ships & Ways of Other Days – Vintage Ships PDF
Chatterton, Edward Keble
Sidgwick & Jackson 1913
“”A fascinating book for the reader interested in sea-faring matters and old voyages, telling how men managed to build, launch, equip, and fit out different craft in all ages, how ships behaved, and how mariners have lived on shipboard. Well illustrated with reproductions, of old prints and with line drawings.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Vintage books of ships. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
The Seaman’s Friend, Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship… – Vintage Seamanship Books
with plates; a dictionary of sea terms; customs and usages of the merchant service; laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariners. 13th edition
Dana, Richard Henry Jr.
Thomas Groom 1873
Dana gained fame as the author of the memoir, “Two Years before the Mast”. Seamanship books, sailing pdf.
Eagle Seamanship: A Manual for Square-rigger Sailing – Seamanship Books
Daniels, Edwin H., U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Naval Institute Press 1990
A convenient pocket training manual for square-rigger sailing. Written for cadets serving on the U.S. Coast Guard training barque Eagle.
Topics: Marine engineering, United States., Sailing, Non-Motor Boat Design And Construction, Seamanship, History – Military / War, United States, Transportation, Military – General, Ships & Shipbuilding – Engineering, Coast Guard, Handbooks, manuals, etc, Officers’ handbooks, Eagle (Ship : 1936-), United States. Coast Guard, Square-riggers, Barks (Sailing ships), Training-ships. Seamanship books, maritime books.
Modern Seamanship is a comprehensive guide for boaters who wish to learn how to solve boating problems on their own by analyzing a situation and deftly using acquired knowledge. This book presumes you wish to know why, and not just how.
Don Dodds covers in detail the use of such laborsaving technological advances as GPS and radar, which have revolutionized recreational boating in the past decade. But because technology, like water wings, can get boaters literally and figuratively into deep water without knowing how to swim, Modern Seamanship also explores the traditional seamanship skills upon which these space-age devices are based-skills that always work, whether or not the batteries are dead. In its pages you will find information on navigation, weather, boat handling, docking, mooring, anchoring, common emergencies, communications, working with rope, and maintenance-all skills a mariner needs to deal confidently with the sea. Seamanship books, maritime books.
Motor Boats – Vintage Nautical Books
Durand, William Frederick
lnternational marine engine 1907
“Brief, practical and thoroughly scientific manual, including boats, propellers and engines.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Free boating books, vintage books on boats. Nautical books, sailing pdf.
The Romance of Tall Ships – Nautical Books
Introduces the world of sailing ships, explains their continuing appeal, and examines their history, design, and ornamentation. Illustrated books about ships. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
“The nature of the maiden voyage is deeply captivating. Though the oceans still hold vast opportunities for uncharted exploration, our land resources have been bravely explored and charted for hundreds of years. Very few places remain mysterious and untamable to man, and this transformation is due to imaginative and fearless explorers. Readers will devour these tales of explorers who have pushed geographic and personal boundaries, leaving virtually no corner of the globe off limits.” – Publisher. Nautical books, sailing pdf.
Sailing, Seamanship, and Yacht Construction – Nautical Books
Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of the text focuses on individual vessels; among the 20 profiled are the 60-foot-long Landfall; the Patience; and the author’s own creation, the Vigilant. Skills for seaman, learn how to sail. Nautical books, sailing pdf.
Ocean Steamship Traffic Management – Ships PDF
Huebner, Grover G., PhD
The first volume of a projected “Shipping series.” Presents the facts, forms; functions and principles of most importance in the shipping business; analyzes the divisions of freight and passenger service, the duties of each position and the possible lines of advancement. Well organized; written with clearness and precision. Part one is on “The traffic organization of ocean shipping,” part two “Ocean shipping documents” and part three “Ocean rates and regulations.” – A. L. A. Catalog (1926). Vintage books of ships, merchant shipping books, American merchant marine. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
Modern Rope Seamanship: Synthetic and Natural Fibres – Seamanship Books
Jarman, Coin and Beavis, Bill
International Marine 1976
Knots and splices, Rope, Ropework, Seamanship, Manual of seamanship, seamanship skills book. Seamanship books, maritime books.
The Young Sea Officer’s Sheet Anchor; or, A Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship – Vintage Seamanship Books
G.W. Blunt 1843
Topics: Navigation, Masts and rigging. Seamanship books, maritime books.
Ports and Terminal Facilities – Vintage Ships PDF
MacElwee, Roy S., PhD
“A valuable work on the economic importance of ports, proper equipment and methods of handling traffic.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Merchant shipping books.
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship – Seamanship Books
Maloney, Elbert S. and Chapman, Charles F.
“The classic reference used by boating schools and recommended by the Coast Guard Auxiliary covers every topic related to both powerboats and sailing ships, from emergency procedures and international signals at sea, to weather conditions, knots, navigation and more.” Boating essentials – Seamanship skills – Safety – Piloting – Electronics – Further aspects of boating – Appendices. Seamanship books, maritime books.
Selected Articles on the American Merchant Marine – Vintage Nautical Books
Phelps, Edith M., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1916
In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles. American merchant marine, merchant shipping books.
Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Nautical books, sailing pdf.
Every Boy’s Book of Railways and Steamships – Vintage Nautical Books
London: Religious Tract Society 1911
Vintage books of ships, illustrated books about ships. Ships pdf, sailing pdf.
Standard Seamanship for the Merchant Service – Seamanship Books
Van Nostrand 1936
“Embracing every department of seamanship proper, the book shows evidence of careful
planning and wise selection from competent sources. . . Capt. Riesenberg’s ‘Standard Seamanship’ is doubly welcome, not only for the sound technics employed and advocated but for the wholesome atmosphere of professional brotherhood that is a feature of the book.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)
625 illustrations. Chapters: Types of Vessels, The Hull, , Ropes, Knots, Splices, Blocks and Tackles, Steamer Rigging – Cargo Gear, Sailing Ship Rigging – Sails – Canvas Work, eck Machinery, Holds, Peaks, Tanks, Stowage, Carriage of Live Stock, The Tanker, Passenger Vessels, Boats, Compass – Lead – Log – Piloting, The Bridge, Rules of the Road at Sea, Ground Tackle, Handling a Steamer, Handling a Sailer, Weather at Sea, Safety on Board Ship, Ship Maintenance. Seamanship books, maritime books.
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Motor Boats, Hydroplanes, Hydroaeroplanes … – Vintage Nautical Books
Construction and Operation with Practical Notes on Propeller Calculation and Design
Russell, Thomas H.
“An illustrated manual of self-instruction for owners and operators of marine gasoline engines and amateur boat-builders.”- A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Book about boats. Nautical books, sailing pdf.