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Fighting at Sea: Naval Battles from the Ages of Sail and Steam
Donald E. Graves explains the role of the Royal Navy in the Siege of Quebec in 1759 that led to its capture by Britain in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. British historian Andrew Lambert describes how the USS President was defeated by HMS Endymion in 1815, near the end of the War of 1812, and American William S. Dudley recounts the last battle of "Old Ironsides," USS Constitution in which the famous ship was triumphant. Douglas M. McLean describes a four-day battle against U-boats stalking a major convoy in the North Atlantic during Wolrd War II. Michael Whitby describes in detail a nighttime destroyer battle in the English Channel, as the Germans attempted to harass supply lines to the Normandy beaches. Finally British historian Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones describes the intricacies of the hunt for a U-boat in British coastal waters. The book is well illustrated and there are detailed maps of the episodes described.
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Fine Boat: Finishes
Lays out simply and clearly how to achieve a professional finish on wooden or fiberglass boats--everything from varnishing brightwork to cosmetic hull repairs and painting. With a workmanlike attitude, a modicum of handiness--and this book--you can achieve professional results while saving hundreds of dollars in boatyard bills.
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Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (2nd Edition)
The story of steamboating in the Canadian West comes to life in the voices of those aboard the vessels of the waterways of the Prairies. Their captains were seafaring skippers who had migrated inland. Their pilots were indigenous people who could read the shoals, sandbars, and currents of Prairie waterways. Their operators were businessmen hoping to reap the benefits of commercial enterprise along the shores and banks of Canadas inland lakes and rivers. Their passengers were fur traders, adventure-seekers, and immigrants opening up the West. All of them sought their futures and fortunes aboard Prairie steamboats, decades before the railways arrived and took credit for the breakthrough. Aboriginal people called them fire canoes, but in the latter half of the nineteenth century, their operators promoted them as Mississippi-type steamship queens delivering speedy transport, along with the latest in technology and comfort. Then, as the twentieth century dawned, steamboats and their operators adapted. They launched smaller, more tailored steamers and focused on a new economy of business and pleasure in the West. By day their steamboats chased freight, fish, lumber, iron ore, real estate, and gold-mining contracts. At night, they brought out the Edwardian finery, lights, and music to tap the pleasure-cruise market.
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Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition
When Bill Mason set off alone into the wilderness in his red canoe, many people went with him, if only in their imaginations. Now, James Raffan leads us into the heart of the vast landscape that was Bill Masons own brilliant imagination, on a biographical journey that is entertaining, enriching and inspiring. Bill Mason was a filmmaker who gave us classics such as Cry of the Wild and Paddle to the Sea; he was author of the canoeist's bible, Path of the Paddle; he was the consummate outdoorsman. But few Canadians know that his gentleness and rugged self-sufficiency masked a life of great physical struggles. James Raffan reveals the private, sometimes anguished, man behind the legend.
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Fire When Ready, Gridley: Great Naval Stories from Manila Bay to Vietnam
A history of naval warfare discusses the greatest sea battles of the twentieth century, discussing Jutland, Pearl Harbor, the Falkland Islands, and Vietnam, and features the comments of figures ranging from Churchill to Kipling to C. S. Forester.
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German Capital Ships of World War Two
It's the most complete--and immensely readable--operational history yet published of the German Navy's seven great World War Two capital ships: the Deutschland, Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismarck, and Tirpitz. Even greatly outnumbered by the Royal Navy, these fast, powerful, well-armored and armed ships created havoc. Researched from the original German sources and from postwar Allied analyses and reports, profusely illustrated with line drawings, maps, and photographs, the technical chapters cover planning, design, construction, and modifications.
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Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia
This comprehensive, full-color encyclopedia features more than 650 lighthouses located on all five of the Great Lakes. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia describes lighthouses in both the United States and Canada and includes the history, construction materials, chronology of keepers, points of access and, in some cases, photographs of now-gone lighthouses.
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Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars
The iron mining industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District, which included Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario and other prominent iron mining regions to the north-east and east of Lake Superior in Ontario as well Quebec and Labrador. All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on the Great Lakes, as well as their operational life span right up to the present time. Each chapter for each railroad includes the types of ore docks once or currently operated as well as a roster of ore cars from the 1940s to the present time, and includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data. It also provides some new perspectives for historical and future research, and can be used for the art work of model railroading.
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Great Lakes Shipping Ports & Cargoes (Photo Gallery)
On average, over 163 million net tons of cargo are moved each year on the Great Lakes in the holds of a vast fleet of steel ships. From the western end of Lake Superior, to the shallow, emerald-coloured waters of Lake Erie, ships arrive and depart at all hours amid a landscape of dirt-laden mill buildings, smoke streaked skies, and vast fields of coal and iron ore pellets. The photographs in this book will show you a slice of industrial America rarely seen by the general public. These images, contemporary and historic, will take you to all of the primary loading and unloading ports from Lake Superior to Lake Erie. View first-hand how cargoes are loaded at the grain terminals of Thunder Bay, the ore docks of Minnesotas north shore, or the sprawling Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior. See where these giant ships and cargoes go down below on the infamous Cuyahoga River, the Ford Plant on Detroits Rouge River, or inside the heart of the famous U.S. Steel Works in Gary, Indiana.
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Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships
A richly illustrated story from the glory days of passenger travel on the Great Lakes. For decades Canada Steamship Lines proclaimed itself as the worlds largest transportation company operating on inland waters. Its passenger and freight vessels could be found on the Great Lakes as far west as Duluth, Minnesota, and as far east as the Lower St. Lawrence River. The passenger steamers were known collectively as the Great White Fleet. These ships from day-excursion vessels to well-appointed cruise ships had rich histories. The sheer scope of these passenger services were a wonder to behold. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the companys inception in 1913, and its network of routes was awesome. This is the story of the beloved steamers of the Great White Fleet from 191365, when the passenger vessels stopped running. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life.
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Halifax at War: Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines 1939-1945
From early September, 1939 Halifax was at war. When the war began, people gathered along the waterfront to watch the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy leave. For the next six years, the city was uniquely affected by the war's events. Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian life, making use of a rich blend of historical, biographical and archival sources. Bill Naftel describes the incredible demands placed upon the city due to the war -- which far exceeded any other city in Canada. Halifax's infrastructure was barely able to cope as thousands of soldiers and sailors streamed through the city and thousands more arrived for war-related work. At first the war was welcomed for the jobs it created and the prosperity it brought, but soon crowding and inflated prices proved a trial for native Haligonians as well as thousands of temporary residents. Reflecting new insights derived from primary documents, this lively history offers a new perspective on the impact of the war on Canada and Canadians, and on the many ways in which Halifax played a unique role in supporting Canada's contribution to the allied war effort.
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HMCS Haida: Battle Ensign Flying
This is the story of Canada's greatest destroyer, the aggressive and hard-hitting Haida. She is Canada's most decorated warship, winning honours in the Arctic, English Channel, Normandy, Bay of Biscay, and Korea. Her first commander, the late Harry DeWolf, is Canada's most famous naval hero. Since her decommissioning in 1963, Haida, the last of the feisty Tribals, has been preserved as a national naval memorial. HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Normay. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel.Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day. With her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theater displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure Haida's illustrious story.
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HMCS Swansea: The Life and Times of a Frigate
HMCS Swansea is the story of a ship, just one of Canada's several hundred warships. It is also the story of the men who served in her, and of other ships who operated with her, in wartime in EG-9, and in peacetime in her various training roles. It is a representative tale that could have been told, and has been, of any one of a hundred similar ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Swansea is typical, yet atypical. Typical in that she participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in the same way as her sister frigates; atypical in that she was involved in the destruction of four U-boats, more than any other RCN ship. And it was in this role of hunter-killer that she was absolutely the best. Those who served in Swansea remember her with affection; she generated, and for some still generates, much joy, remembrance and even love. All think of her as their ship.
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Hood and Bismarck: The Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle
The meeting of Bismarck and HMS Hood in 1941 ended with the destruction of the two battleships and the loss of 3500 lives. The Bismarck had only been on the seas for six days, and within minutes of the battle had sunk the Hood, which went down in just three-and-a-half minutes. In retaliaton the British sent every available ship and plane to destroy Bismarck. Only nine days after she first set sail she was destroyed. For six years David Mearns and his team at Blue Water Recoveries have been researching the position of HMS Hood. Tieing in to the 60th anniversary of the battle, the book is a mixture of history and adventure and inclues interviews with survivors of both ships. Illustrated throughout with state-of-the-art underwater photography of the wrecks, computer graphics and sonar scans, as well as archive paintings and photographs showing this dramatic battle.
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How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout
Breathe life back into your classic wooden runabout with expert tips from restoration guru Don Dannenberg. This valuable guide provides information that'll put wind back in your sails as it discusses woodworking concerns such as surveying, disassembling, repairing, and reconstructing. Lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs that guide you step-by-step through each restoration process. Dannenberg also elaborates on topics ranging from engines and electrics to instrumentation and upholstery
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In Peril on the Sea: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic
During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a tiny service of 10 ships in 1939 to become the third largest Allied navy by 1945. Its primary role was convoy escort in the North Atlantic to keep open the vital lifeline carrying supplies to Britain. In small, ill-equipped ships, most notably the famous corvettes, the RCN battled U-boats and dreadful weather in a role that has often gone unheralded in many histories. This book was commissioned by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Written and complied by Donald E. Graves, it includes not only the author's text but many excerpts from the recollections of those who took part... Canadian, German, sailors, civilians. The book is generously illustrated with photographs as well as drawing, maps and diagrams that explain the intricacies of anti-submarine warfare in World War II.
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Inboard Engines and Drives Service Manual (Volume 1)
This early edition of the Volume 1 manual covers BMW, Chrysler, Crusader, Ford and Mercruiser gas and diesel engines.... with a section on popular inboard drives, Berkeley, Borg Warner (Velvet Drive), Chrysler, Hurth and Jacuzzi.
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Inboard Engines and Drives Service Manual (Volume 2)
Volume 2 of Inboard Engines and Drives covers Oldsmobile, OMC Peugeot, Universal, Volvo, Westerbeke, and Yanmar gas and diesel engines, with a section on popular inboard drives.
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Japanese Heavy Cruisers of World War II: In Action
Japan entered World War II with the third-largest navy in the world, after those of Great Britain and the United States. The 18 heavy cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy were a combined force of large and powerful ships designed for attack rather than defense. Long, low to the water, heavy, and fast, they looked like no other nation's cruisers, with their flush decks and curved hulls, topped off with large, pagoda-like tower bridges. Designers of the heavy cruisers gave them a highly original arrangement of curved funnels, turrets, and masts. They were at once beautiful and deadly as they sliced through the waves on their way to Pacific battles. Packed with more than 90 black-and-white photos, six color profiles, and line drawings.
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Japanese Light Cruisers of WWII: In Action
At the beginning of World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy operated a light cruiser force of 20 ships, and added another five during the course of the war. These fast ships, carrying seaplanes and heavy torpedo armament, generally were used as flagships for destroyer flotillas and submarine squadrons. Of these, nine were sunk by U.S. or British submarines, 11 were sunk by U.S. aircraft, two were sunk by U.S. torpedo boats or destroyers, and three were still afloat at the end of the war.
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Kayaking: An Illustrated Guide to Equipment, Technique, Navigation, and Safety
Illustrated techniques for basic and advanced paddling, conditioning, trip planning, safety.
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Lake Boats: The Enduring Vessels of the Great Lakes
The romance of the great inland sea. This large-format, full-color pictorial pays tribute to the historic ships still at work on the Great Lakes, from ancient cement boats such as the 100-year-old St Marys Challenger to venerable "straight-deckers," self-unloaders and 1,000-footers sailing under the familiar flags of prominent Great Lakes fleets: Algoma Central, Upper Lakes, Lower Lakes, American Steamship, Canada Steamship Lines and others. With more than 170 photographs by the author and other fine transportation photographers, Lake Boats celebrates these mariners and working ships of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes. A thorough appendix cites exact identification, specifications and the history of each vessel included in the book. An extraordinary range of images -- from close-up and interior views of engine rooms and pilothouses to panoramic scenes of these noble workhorse vessels sailing North America's inland seas -- makes Lake Boats a remarkable celebration.
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Learning to Sail
This classic guide for the first-time sailor centers on the small sailboat. The author, who assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, begins with the selection of a first boat and conveys enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her in safely.
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Little Book of Canal Boats
Britain's waterways have been used as a source of transport ever since man needed to convey large quantities of minerals, raw material and mass produced commodities. The Romans introduced canals to these islands as early as 120AD and by the late 1700s, a network of man-made arteries linked major rivers and sea ports to land-locked industrialised cities and towns across the country. Initially barges were pulled by horse but as steam and then internal combustion engines were developed during the 19th Century, they were introduced into the narrow boat. The advent of rail travel and improvements to roads, however, saw the decline of this slow and leisurely form of transport and canals gradually fell into disrepair. After World War II, it was realised that much of Britain's social and industrial heritage was disappearing and there emerged an enthusiasm to preserve our past as much as possible. 1946 saw the founding of the Inland Waterways Association who initially set about reopening parts of the system. Now there are more than 4,000 miles of navigable waterways with many more earmarked for restoration. They include some of Britain's greatest engineering feats such as tunnels, aqueducts and flights of locks, today numbering amongst our most popular tourist attractions.
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Long Point: Last Port of Call
It is hard to imagine when cruising the waters off Long Point, Ontario, on a beautiful summer's day, that one is travelling in an area known as the "graveyard" of the Great Lakes. This body of water has for over two centuries taken a vast toll of lives, ships and cargoes. Long Point: Last Port of Call tells the story of a number of these shipwreck disasters that occurred off this treacherous sandspit.
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Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814
Of all the struggles that took place along the border between the United States and Britain's provinces in Canada during the War of 1812, the one that lasted the longest was the battle for control of Lake Ontario. Because the armies depended on the lake for transportation, controlling it was a key element in the war on land. Both Britain and the US threw manpower and resources into efforts to build inland navies, culminating on the British side in a ship larger than Nelson's "Victory." This is the first full-length study of this aspect of the War of 1812
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Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
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 millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes, a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her and her gilded passengers, to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats.
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MacArthur’s Navy: The Seventh Fleet and the Battle for the Philippines
The untold story of the U.S. Seventh Fleet is brought brilliantly to life by veteran military historian Edwin P. Hoyt. Two 8-page black-and-white illustration inserts.
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Mary Rose – King Henry VIII’s warship 1510-45: Insights into the construction, operation, rescue and restoration of a great Tudor ship and its contents
From the time that Henry VIII's warship Mary Rose was raised from the Solent in 1982 after 437 years on the seabed, to the present day, she has been constantly in the public eye. The Tudor ship and the 19,000 artifacts recovered from within her are a fascinating time capsule of life in Tudor times as well as offering unique insights into life in Henry's navy.
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Minesweepers of the Royal Canadian Navy 1938-1945
The minesweepers of the Royal Canadian Navy toiled in comparative obscurity, unlike their more celebrated cousins, the corvettes and frigates. In devoting a book to minesweepers, Ken Macpherson makes amends for what he considers a long ignored oversight.
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Modern U.S. Navy Submarines
Up-to-date information on attack and ballistic missile subs, torpedos, sonar rooms, attack centers, training facilities, subs in dry dock and more! Learn of their roles and missions in war and in peace, current force levels, life aboard ship, sub design and classifications, technology and weaponry.
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Nautilus: The Story of the Man Under the Sea
Man's exploration of the ocean depths is fully investigated in this handsomely illustrated book that tells the dramatic story of the conquest of inner space. From the eccentric pioneers of the late 19th century to the supercraft of the modern world, the author presents the complete picture, often using the words of the men who invented and worked on the machines.