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When Steamboats Reigned in Florida
When Steamboats Reigned in Florida
by Bob Bass
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Freelance writer and photographer Bass describes the steamboats that began plying the state's rivers as early as 1829. After looking at Florida generally and the Disston Purchase, he focuses in turn on the major river systems. The boats and their... (read more)

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Lifeboat
Lifeboat
by John R Stigoe
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The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he... (read more)

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Titanic: Building the World's Most Famous Ship
Titanic: Building the World's Most Famous Ship
by Anton Gill
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When she set sail on her doomed maiden voyage in April 1912, RMS Titanic was the jewel in the crown of the White Star Line. A floating palace, she was the largest and most technologically advanced moving object in the world. It spent barely five days at... (read more)

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Seaway To the Future (08 Edition)
Seaway To the Future (08 Edition)
by Alexander Missal
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“Missal takes his readers on an evocative and illuminating journey through the world of the Panama Canal’s construction. The book is filled with ideas and insights, and it is insightfully in dialogue with the methodology of cultural history... (read more)

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Steamboats on Northwest Rivers
Steamboats on Northwest Rivers
by Bill Gulick
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press One hundred years before dams were built on the Columbia-Snake river system, steamboats carried cargo and people to the farthest reaches of those waterways.  Where water flowed, sturdy... (read more)

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Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
by Greg King
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On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying... (read more)

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And the Band Played On...: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank
And the Band Played On...: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank
by Christopher Ward
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The amazing true story of one of the band members who famously played as the Titanic sank, written by his grandson On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives... (read more)

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Olympic, Titanic, Britannic: An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships
Olympic, Titanic, Britannic: An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships
by Mark Chirnside
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A pictorial celebration of the world-famous sister ships: the Olympic-class liners   A maritime expert tells the story of the sister ships using previously unseen pictures, passenger diaries, and deck plans, illustrating Olympic's... (read more)

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The Uchuck Years: A West Coast Shipping Saga
The Uchuck Years: A West Coast Shipping Saga
by David Esson Young
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On the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, those days still exist, as this book reveals in vivid detail. Relating the trials and tribulations of what surely must be the last of Canada's historic coastal shipping lines, The Uchuck Years is a rare first... (read more)

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Battle Story: Ypres 1914-15 (Battle Story)
Battle Story: Ypres 1914-15 (Battle Story)
by William H. Miller, Jr.
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The details behind Ypres—synonymous with the destruction, trench warfare, poison gas, and military stalemate of WW1  Through narrative, eyewitness accounts, and images, this book explores the first and second battles of Ypres. A medieval... (read more)

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S. S. Savannah, the Elegant Steam Ship
S. S. Savannah, the Elegant Steam Ship
by Frank O. Braynard
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This is the story of a ship and her pioneer master, Moses Rogers, who had the idea of making the first transatlantic voyage in a steam-propelled vessel. His "laudable and meritorious experiment" marked one of the world's maritime epochs. The conception... (read more)

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A Photographic History of P&o Cruises
A Photographic History of P&o Cruises
by Doug Cremer
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One of the worlds most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. This book follows the history of P&O Cruises and how P&O helped shape the British Empire. With a fleet of liners that undertook voyages to all... (read more)

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The Story of the American Merchant Marine
The Story of the American Merchant Marine
by John R. Spears
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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Lifeboat
Lifeboat
by John Stilgoe
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No one loves lifeboats, says Stilgoe (history of landscape, Harvard U.), or studies them. He tells 11 stories of lifeboats though the centuries and their use mostly to save people from sinking ships, but also in a surprising variety of roles... (read more)

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Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas
Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas
by Sam Jefferson
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In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking... (read more)

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The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce
The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce
by Ronald R. Switzer
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On April 1, 1865, the steamboat Bertrand, a sternwheeler bound from St. Louis to Fort Benton in Montana Territory, hit a snag in the Missouri River and sank twenty miles north of Omaha. The crew removed only a few items before the boat was silted over... (read more)

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The Restoration Warship: The Design, Construction and Career of a Third Rate of Charles II's Navy
The Restoration Warship: The Design, Construction and Career of a Third Rate of Charles II's Navy
by Richard Endsor
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Lenox was one of 30 ships built in a program begun by King Charles II in 1677, in an effort to make a cost-effective vessel that sailed well and yet was strong enough to carry a heavy battery of guns; and the design was a success, remaining virtually... (read more)

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The Story of the American Merchant Marine
The Story of the American Merchant Marine
by John R. Spears
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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The Cunard Story (Story)
The Cunard Story (Story)
by Chris Frame
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A photographic journeyand#160;around the newest of the Cunard queens with behind-the-scenes access, fascinating facts, and an afterword by Captain Wellsandmdash;updated for Queen Elizabethand#39;s fifth Anniversary Queen Elizabeth: A Photographic Journey... (read more)

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Pirate Ships Through the Ages
Pirate Ships Through the Ages
by Miller Pope
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Follow the fascinating story of pirate ships from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the Middle Ages, and through piracy's golden age right up to the modern age. All the ships including ships of famous pirates, Oriental pirates, and Corsairs are... (read more)

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