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The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860

By: N/A

Price: $15.96

Publisher: MISC:

Seller ID: 350049

Condition: MISC

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FRIGATE OF KING GEORGE: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War

By: Brian Vale

Price: $29.96

Publisher: I. B. Tauris: Aug 2001

Seller ID: 646549

ISBN: 1-86064-654-9

Condition: 224 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 16 b&w illustrations, hardback, I. B. Tauris

What was life really like on a wooden warship? Brian Vale takes a look at life on board the 42-gun frigate HMS Doris, from Bombay in 1807 to Valparaiso in 1829. This intriguing account of life on board concentrates on the ship's service under Sir Thomas Hardy as she protected British interests during the stormy years of South American Independence. Vale vividly examines recruitment, desertions, food, drink, disease, sex, flogging, and death. He enthusiastically details t... View more info

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Mariners of Angus, 1600-1800

By: David Dobson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0045

ISBN: 1888265450

Condition: (1992, 1993, 1995), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 120 pp, Heritage Books

While the overall pattern of Scottish trade in the early modern period is well known, very little information is readily available on the shipmasters, their vessels and crews. This publication attempts to bring together in a concise form such data as is available in archival or published sources and is based mainly on original research in Edinburgh, Dundee and Montrose. View more info

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Voyages of the Great Britain: Life at Sea in the World's First Liner

By: Nicholas Fogg

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Chatham Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 762356

ISBN: 1861762356

Condition: 200 pages, 6 x 9, 16 illustrations, paperback, Chatham Publishing

Vivid eyewitness testimonies Unusual illustrations of shipboard life Well-known ship, now preserved in Bristol, UK Sea travel in the nineteenth century as reported in the letters, journals, and memoirs of passengers on the world's first liner, Brunel's Great Britain, a ship with a lengthy career as transatlantic mail steamer, troopship, and Australian emigrant carrier. For the majority of passengers, whether emigrant or soldier, sea travel was a nove... View more info

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The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant

By: William Brady

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 419924

ISBN: 0486419924

Condition: 400 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications

Upon its mid-nineteenth-century publication, this book became the Bible of U.S. sailors. Its no-nonsense prose gives specific instructions for every aspect of sailing the great ships of the time-from knotting and rigging, blacking the guns, and stationing the crew to dealing with the direst emergencies. Enhanced with 70 rare engravings, a glossary of sea terms, and 100 pages of useful tables, this hard-to-find volume is a genuine maritime classic and an unparalleled glim... View more info