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Category: All Categories: Transportation: Nautical: Shipwrecks
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1.
Bingley, Thomas  
Tales of Shipwrecks and Other Disasters at Sea. By Thomas Bingley, Author of 'Stories about Dogs,' etc. Embellished with Engravings
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Publisher: Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1842.
vi, [7]-224, [4] p., 4 full-page illus. incl. front., plus one vignette. Each evening Uncle Thomas tells a shipwreck story: Captain Richard Falconer, the Vryheid, the mutiny of the Bounty, the Kent East Indiaman, the Medusa, the Winterton East Indiaman, the Royal George, the steamers Killarney and Forfarshire, the Albion New York Packet, and the Doddington East Indiaman. Bound in publisher's brown embossed covers, spine stamped in gold; tears in spine & along rear hinge, brown spotting in text, lacks first flyleaf; withal good & firm. Stock#OB513.

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2.
Braynard, Frank Osborn, b. 1916  
Story of the 'Titanic.' Postcards. 24 Ready-to-Mail Cards

Publisher: Dover, NY, 1988.
Folio; 6 leaves of black & white photographic postcards (four to a sheet); accompanying explanatory text inside covers; paper; new from the publisher. ‘These 24 images [original photographs of 1912] evoke the might and luxury of the great ship in all its impressive reality, and the sad aftermath of the historic calamity.’Stock# 39,289x. Maritime travel & transportation; ship technology; decorative art; luxury ocean sailing.

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3.
Caren, Eric. Goldman, Steve  
Extra Titanic. The Story of the Disaster in the Newspapers of the Day
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Publisher: Edison, NJ, Castle Books, ©1998.
[193 p.] (unpaged), illus., maps; 38 cm. "From the collections of Eric Caren & Steve Goldman." "The story of the wreck of the SS Titanic as it unfolded day-by-day in the pages of the newspapers of the time." ISBN (10): 0785810307. Stock#L-144. Vg/ dj vg, has one small nick.

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4.
Cary, William S.  
Wrecked on the Feejees. Experience of a Nantucket Man a Century Ago Who Was Sole Survivor of Whaleship 'Oeno' and Lived Nine Years among Cannibals of South Sea Islands

Publisher: Nantucket, Mass., The Inquirer & Mirror Press, 1928.
74 p.; 18.5 cm. 'This thrilling tale was compiled from the log-book of William S. Cary, of Nantucket, the sole survivor of the crew of the ship 'Oeno,' which was wrecked on Turtle Island, in the Pacific ocean, on the 5th of April, 1825. It was first published in the Nantucket Journal in 1887, in installments, Cary's journal of his experiences having been discovered in one of the fish-houses below 'Sconset Bank a few years before.' VG, stapled in grey paper covers; some edge-fading, some chipping, a little scuffing; withal VG. Stock#39330x (ns).

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5.
Dalton, J. W  
The Life Savers of Cape Cod

Publisher: J. W. Dalton Sandwich, MA, 1967.
Very Good with no dust jacket, Paperback. ISBN: Bookplate; Paperback. 152 pp. B&W illustrations, map, ads; 8vo; 152 pages

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6.
Fales, Daniel C,  
Sunken Time Bombs Full of Oil

Publisher: New York, Popular Mechanics, 1967.
Article. pp.97-101, 222, illus., 23 cm. The article describes 78 (of at least 103) tankers sunk off the east coast of the United States. Most were torpedoed in World War II. A table provides the ships name, its gross tonnage, date sunk and position. This is information still useful. Stock# 44,112. Well worn magazine, but the article is very good.

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7.
Fenn, Charles  
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO NOWHERE
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Publisher: W. W. Norton New York NY 1971.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ price clipped. DJ is worn at edges. ; 194 pages

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8.
Fowles, John. Gibson family of Scilly.  
Shipwreck. Text by John Fowles. Photography by the Gibsons of Scilly.

Publisher: Little, Brown [1975].
Oblong, [48] p., black & white photos throughout; 21 cm. A collection of photographs, taken by four generations of the Gibson family, of ships, from the Schiller in 1875 to the Torrey Canyon in 1967, which "struck" on the rocky coasts of the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall. Pictorial dj spotted with several closed tears; book VG, dj fair. 36078.

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9.
Franzen, Anders  
The Warship Vasa: Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

Publisher: Norstedt And Bonnier Stockholm, 1960.
Good+ in Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover In lightly edgeworn DJ, preliminaries lightly foxed; Black cl. B&W illustrations. Account of underwater excavation of 17th century warship in Stockholm Harbor; 4to; 80 pages

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10.
Franzen, Anders  
The Warship Vasa: Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

Publisher: Norstedt And Bonnier Stockholm, 1960.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover In lightly edgeworn DJ; Black cl. B&W illustrations. Account of underwater excavation of 17th century warship in Stockholm Harbor; 4to; 80 pages

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11.
Gibbs, James A. , Illustrated by: Photos  
Shipwrecks Off Juan de Fuca

Publisher: Binfords & Mort Portland, OR 1968.
xiv, (4), 240 pp, orange papercovered boards w/black-and-white illustrated front panel & spine, black-grey-white navigation chart illustrated endpapers w/list of wrecks. The list contains a listing of 204 shipwrecks. Today the navigation hazards have largely been solved. A complex system of radio beacons have been set up along the Pacific Coast of the United States and the Canadain West Coast. Today radar and loran are used. First Edition No Jacket Hard Cover V+ 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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12.
Goldstein, Richard  
Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, c2001.
First printing. Publisher isbn: 047138934X. 294pp. 25 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good Inscribed to Jim by the author

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13.
Great Britain. Parliament  
Report on the Loss of the S.S. Titanic

Publisher: Alan Sutton, Gloucester/ St. Martin's Press, NY [1990].
xi p., [8] plates, [1], 71 p., 29.5 cm. Endpaper diagrams. 'A vast number of books have been produced by survivors, crew and many others since 1912. All of these have leant heavily upon this report, the one fully documented, factual account of the disaster. …The result of thirty-seven public sittings and the cross-examination of ninety-seven witnesses, the unemotional reporting of the official investigation fails to reduce the tragic nature of this maritime disaster which has gripped the imagination of so many.' Stock# 39,342. Fine/ color pictorial dj fine. Shipwreck; official inquiry.

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14.
Hazel, Robert  
The Day the Ship Knocked the Bridge Down - Where Were You?
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Publisher: Rare Harmony Publishing Company, 2002 Chesapeake City, MD.
ISBN: 0971199337 Book. Book condition: Good. Trade paperback Signed by Author(s) 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "I was tempted to call this book The Last Days of Chesapeake City, alluding to the book about the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried in lava and thus preserved for centuries. Thank goodness I resisted. In a strange way, though, their calamities affected Pompeii and Chesapeake City in similar ways. The Franz Klasen, our Mt. Vesuvius, didn't bury, smother, or preserve our town for centuries. Yet the sho9ck of its devastation flowed over us like lava, preserving the memory of that day in our minds for a lifetime. The question, 'Where were you when the ship knocked the bridge down?' became an excavation, uncovering explicit activities of that day buried by time for us to relive. The destruction of Chesapeake City's lift bridge on July 28, 1942 was a spectacular event. At 11:38 A.M., after negotiating the curve near the pump house, the tanker, Franz Klasen, sheered uncontrollably to port and crashed into the south tower of the bridge. For the people of Chesapeake City who were old enough at the time, this event stands out clearly in their minds.." Well illustrated with black and white photographs. 71 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Paper wrappers.

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15.
Heden, Karl E.  
The Great Lakes Guide To Sunken Ships

Publisher: Boston, Branden Publishing Co., c1993.
. Publisher isbn: 0828319731. 304 p. SOFTCOVER. Paperback Very good condition

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16.
Hurley, George and Hurley, Suzanne  
Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
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Publisher: The Donning Company Publishers, 1984 Norfolk, VA.
ISBN: 0898653886 Book. Book condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Hardcover Signed by BOTH authors 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall A book plate attached to the front inside cover notes this book as "A limited edition of 2000 of which this is number 1818. The book plate is signed by both George and Suzanne Hurley. "This is a story of islands and shipwrecks and heroes. It is an attempt to record and document a part of a colorful segment of the historical heritage that has been left to those who live on the coastal archipelago of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The era we emphasized was the post-Civil War period, a time when sailing vessels were considered to be the most practical and economical means of transportation. Our research involved the United States Life-Saving Service, which preceded the U.S. Coast Guard. Perhaps the most dramatic scene which caught our imagination and best explains the spirit of this work was a very old portrait of the Assateague Beach Life-Saving Station during the 1870s. The scene shows the living room of that federal station on a typically cold and stormy winter night. The surfmen are gathered around a wood-burning stove in a dimly lamp-lit room. All of the men are focusing their attention on the entry door which is ajar, and the windblown figure of a surfman who has been patrolling the beach is standing in the entranceway shouting excitedly, 'Wreck in the offing!' Several generations have now grown up along the Eastern Shore without ever hearing the dreadful cry: 'Ship ashore!' It is hoped that these pages will recapture the spirit of an era and preserve it for the future.." Very well illustrated. 176 pages. Book is in Near Fine condition. No dust jacket.

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17.
Junger, Sebastian  
PERFECT STORM
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Publisher: W. W. Norton New York NY 1997.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Previous owner's name. ; Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. ; B&W Photographs; 227 pages

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18.
Junger, Sebastian  
PERFECT STORM

Publisher: Harper New York NY 2000.
Thirty-Sixth Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket; Illustrated with photographs from the movie; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 301 pages

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19.
Kinder, Gary  
SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press New York NY 1998.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; A painstakingly researched account of the salvaging of a steamer that sank in 1857 carrying tons of gold highlights the astonishing technological advances that established man's presence on the ocean floor.; 507 pages

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20.
Krotee, Walter and Richard  
Shipwrecks off the New Jersey Coast
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Publisher: Philadelphia (s.n.) 1965.
First printing. Octavo, Wrappers, Black & white drawings by Richard Krotee, viii, 114 pages. Condition: Good.
     A comprehensive diving guide to the locations of over 400 wrecks off the coast from Cape May to the approaches to New York Harbor. Many include details of the sinkings, cargoes aboard, etc. Indexed list including ship name, latitude of wreck, year of sinking, and depth along with FOUR (4) fold-out charts at rear. See ALBION, p. 143. Pictorial black paper covers with cloth reinforced spine. Minor edge wear, a few edge wrinkles to covers, mild foxing to textblock edges, and a slight bump to heel of spine. Complete and sturdy. Nautical & Maritime

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21.
Macintyre, Donald & Basil W. Bathe  
Man-of-War: A History of the Combat Vessel Preface by Edward L. Beach

Publisher: N.Y., Castle Books, [1974]. .
280 p., indexes, photos & illus. incl. color. First published in Sweden. Naval warships from the days of sail to nuclear propolsion.Stock #100,068. Good+ orange cloth boards, worn at corners/ no dj. Marine warfare, military history.

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22.
Philbrick, Nat  
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex

Publisher: New York, Viking, c2000.
16th printing. Publisher isbn: 0670891576. 302pp. Hardcover Very good condition in very good d.j. good

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23.
Pouliot, Richard A. and Pouliot, Julie J  
Shipwrecks on the Virginia Coast and the Men of the United States Life-Saving Service
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1986 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 0870333526 Book. Book condition: Very Good. Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall First edition (stated). "From its establishment in the early 1870s until it was merged with the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to form the U.S. Coast Guard, the United States Life-Saving Service was the guardian of the Atlantic coast from Maine to North Carolina. Well trained and well equipped (though primitively by today's standards), the men of the Service patrolled the beaches day and night to warn ships in danger of running aground and to alert their lifesaving stations in the even of disaster. Shipwrecks, of course, occurred more frequently at night than during the day, and when weather conditions were at their worst. Men of the Life-Saving Service were thus called out under the most adverse circumstances imaginable. The coast of Virginia is scarcely a hundred miles long, yet from 1874 to 1915 there were more than 600 incidents there in which the Life-Saving Service was involved. Nearly 7, 000 lives were imperiled in the stranding of vessels. Of these, 102 lives were lost; only 250 vessels were wrecked beyond hope. This book is the story of these incidents and of the incredibly stalwart men of the Service. The episodes are made more graphic by the use of contemporary illustrations and annotated maps. Appended to the narrative are lists of all known wrecks on the Virginia coast during this period, arranged both chronologically and by vessel." Illustrated. xiv + 226 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition.

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24.
Robertson, Dougal, 1924-1991  
Survive the Savage Sea

Publisher: Bantam Books, NY [August 1974].
250 p., map, text illus. & diagrams throughout, photos;18 cm. Their 19-ton , 53-foot schooner 'Lucette' rammed by orcas & quickly sunk off Fernandina, six people survive 38 days on a raft before rescue.Stock# 39,332. Good/ paper covers a bit scuffed, ink owner's name. Shipwreck, survival, Pacific Ocean.

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25.
Russell, W. Clark (William), 1844-1911  
The Wreck of the Grosvenor. An Account of the Mutiny of the Crew and the Loss of the Ship when trying to make the Bermudas

Publisher: NY, Macmillan, 1922.
309 p., front.; 19 cm. 'Published, May, 1909.' 'Deep-Water Series. Popular Tales of the Sea.' Russell, author of a long series of nautical tales of adventure, campaigned for better conditions for sailors during the late 19th century. Stock# 39,327. Good+, navy cloth covers stamped in gold; front cover soiled, spine faded, ink owner's stamps, some light foxing/ no dj. Maritime adventure, shipwreck, Atlantic ocean voyages & travel.

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26.
Salen, Rick Illustrated by: Illustrated by Jack Salen  
Tobermory Shipwrecks, The

Publisher: Mariner Chart Shop; Tobermory, Ontario: 1985.
Very Good+ Softcover ISBN: 0969209207 80 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Softcover, white covers, brief bibliography, 29 b/w photos and diagrams of ships, 6 monochrome maps and nautical charts, 8 color photos including some underwater views. Cover photo shows the Avalon Voyageur II, which ran agound in 1980. ; Written by Rick Salen. Photos and illustrations by Jack Salen. Published by Mariner Chart Shop, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. Copyright 1985.; Small pricelabel on rear cover from Blue Heron Co. No other marks but rear cover is slightly wavy, possible from being laid on a ridged shelf.

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27.
Shomette, Donald G.  
Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, 1608-1978
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, Inc., 1994 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 087033283x Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall For many, the Chesapeake Bay has an aura of historical romance and high adventure. Like the great Atlantic Ocean of which it is an extension, the Bay also has its dark and treacherous aspect. For ages men have explored its shores and harvested the incredible bounty of its aquatic life, but also they have had to suffer the consequences of the destructive forces which it unleashes all too frequently. Marine archaeologist Donald G. Shomette shares, in this book, his fascination with those tragedies and disasters which occurred in the Bay and its tidewater region over a 370-year period. Using material from contemporary accounts, he dramatically highlights these episodes while emphasizing the poignant human interest side in every incident. Of particular note is a chapter describing the authors own involvement in an underwater diving exploration to uncover the remains of the New Jersey, which sank in the Bay in 1870. Of a different sort, and jarring in its impact on a modern reader (who assumes that such catastrophes have become obsolete by new technology), is the chapter describing the collision in 1978 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga and the Argentinean freighter Santa Cruz II. Using the testimony from the Coast Guard's Marine Casualty Report, Shomette graphically relates the confusion of the fateful voyage and the hectic moments before impact. The text is liberally illustrated, and there is an extensive, detailed chronology of all known disasters on the Bay." xii + 324 pages with index. Book is in GOOD or better condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; shelfwear.

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28.
Shomette, Donald G.  
Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, 1608-1978
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1983 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 087033283x Book. Book condition: Very Good. Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "For many, the Chesapeake Bay has an aura of historical romance and high adventure. Like the great Atlantic Ocean of which it is an extension, the Bay also has its dark and treacherous aspect. For ages men have explored its shores and harvested the incredible bounty of its aquatic life, but also they have had to suffer the consequences of the destructive forces which it unleashes all too frequently. Marine archaeologist Donald G. Shomette shares, in this book, his fascination with those tragedies and disasters which occurred in the Bay and its tidewater region over a 370-year period. Using material from contemporary accounts, he dramatically highlights these episodes while emphasizing the poignant human interest side in every incident. Of particular note is a chapter describing the authors own involvement in an underwater diving exploration to uncover the remains of the New Jersey, which sank in the Bay in 1870. Of a different sort, and jarring in its impact on a modern reader (who assumes that such catastrophes have become obsolete by new technology), is the chapter describing the collision in 1978 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga and the Argentinean freighter Santa Cruz II. Using the testimony from the Coast Guard's Marine Casualty Report, Shomette graphically relates the confusion of the fateful voyage and the hectic moments before impact. The text is liberally illustrated, and there is an extensive, detailed chronology of all known disasters on the Bay." xii + 324 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition.

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29.
Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea

Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.

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Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.; 303 pages

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Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.; 303 pages

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32.
Stackpole, Edouard A.  
Life Saving Nantucket
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Publisher: Nantucket Life Saving Museum, 1972 Nantucket Isloand, MA.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Good to Very Good. Hardcover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall "Nantucket, situated off the coast of Cape Cod, along the former route of coastwise commerce, literally is surrounded by shoals extending well beyond its shores. The toll of wrecks grew as Nantucket Sound became more and more a maritime highway and disasters continued well into this century until the opening of the Cape Cod Canal diverted coastwise vessels from the course around the Cape. Exploits of nantucket life savers include exciting stories. The closely-knit character of the island community brought a unique touch to these events. In early days volunteer crews responded to calls for rescue. This custom continued through the many years after the Massachusetts Human Society erected 'Houses of Refuge' on the island shores and placed lifeboats there. A tradition in the life saving activities of Nantucket was established in which certain families and individuals became closely associated with rescues. After many years of volunteer rescue work, life saving on Nantucket entered a new phase with the establishment of the government station in 1874. From the first, the keepers and crews of life saving stations were selected from the boatsmen of Nantucket. Sons and grandsons were represented in the rosters of local stations carrying on the tradition. At the time the United States Coast Guard was created and absorbed the life saving service, most crew members were islanders who continued in government employ. Life for crews alternated between boredom of long watches, alternate beach and launching drills and tower lookouts. Surfmen warned ships approaching dangerous waters. When a wreck was discovered there was a fe3verish response, the long row through rough seas or the breeches buoy operations. These are moments when training and drills were the difference between success and failure. The closely-knit character of Nantucket itself was reflected in the life of the stations. Pride in family connections was a strong part of the story. Some features of the unusual linking of Nantucket with life saving deserve recounting. This is why this narrative is written." Illustrated. 295 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Some discoloration to dust jacket; thus, GOOD to VERY GOOD condition.

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33.
Stilgoe, John R.  
Lifeboat

Publisher: Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, c2003.
First printing. Publisher isbn: 0813922216. 325pp. 25 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in very good d.j. good Signed by the author

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34.
Tougias, Mike  
Ten hours until dawn : the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press, 2005.
. Publisher isbn: 0312334354. 322pp. 22 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in very good d.j. good Signed by the author

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35.
Wells, F. Dewitt Illustrator: Illustrated by Philip Kappel  
LAST CRUISE OF THE SHANGHAI Being the Story of the Teakwood Boat over theViking Trail

Publisher: Minton, Balch & Company New York NY 1925.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; 244 pages

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36.
Winocour, Jack, editor. Bride, Harold. Lightoller. Beesley, Lawrence. Gracie, Archibald.  
The Story of the Titanic as Told by Its Survivors: Lawrence Beesley, Archibald Gracie, Commander Lightoller, Harold Bride.

Publisher: Dover Publications, NY [1960].
xi, 320 p., illus.;‘ 20 cm. This Dover edition, first published in 1960, contains the following: The Loss of the S.S. Titanic by Lawrence Beesley in unabridged, unaltered republication as originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1912. The Truth about the Titanic, by Archibald Gracie in unabridged, unaltered republication as originally published by Mitchell Kennerley in 1913. Titanic and Other Ships, by Commander Lightoller. The author's chapters on the Titanic (30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35) have been selected and are given in unabridged, unaltered republication. The original book was published by Ivor Nicholson and Watson in 1933. Thrilling Tale by Titanic's Surviving Wireless Man. An unabridged, unaltered reprinting of Harold Bride's account as reproduced in the New York Times of April 28, 1912. Illustrations have been selected from the above books and from the Souvenir Number of The Shipbuilder for June, 1911.' Stock# 38,472x. Fine, pictorial paper covers; new from the publisher.

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