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Boating in British Columbia

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Self-Published: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 52706964


0969014503 96 pages including index. Acquaints the boater with one of the most attractive land-water sportlands in North America. The first practical attempt to classify British Columbia's immense ocean-fresh water possibilities, the book will also be helpful to angler, camper, hiker, naturalist, artist, photographer and sightseer. Terrain involving costly access has been omitted. View more info

The Rcn in Transition, 1910-1985

By: N/A

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Univ of British Columbia Pr: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16102227


0774803126 411 pages including extensive notes, index and black and white photographic plates. Describes the life of a navy, going back to its roots in the nineteenth century and looking ahead to its prospects in the twenty-first. The Royal Canadian Navy is portrayed as a resilient institution, often starved for resources, capable of basic change, and on the brink of important new developments. Gift greetings upon front endpaper. Very light wear overall. Dust jacket... View more info

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L'hydrographie Au Canada (1883-1983)

By: N/A

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Canada, N.C. Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 105A0662


0660910799 254 pages. Text in French. Average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. Worthy working copy. View more info

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Jack Tar in History: Essays in the History of Maritime Life and Labour

By: N/A

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Canada, Acadiensis: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 527A4025


091910732X 275 pages. "A volume of original essays in the history of maritime life and labour addressed to the scholar and general reader alike." - from Foreward. "A provocative, stimulating and challenging set of essays... breaking new ground, demanding different visions... this volume will set you thinking." - R.E. Ommer, ISER. Discard stamp atop half-title page else clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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St. George Og Defence

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Denmark, Fiskeri-og Sofartsmuseet: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 839A6095


8787453177 120 pages. Text in Danish. Fascinating black and white illustrations throughout. "Beretningen om to engelske linieskibe og deres tid fra stabelaflobning til stranding pa Jyllands vestkyst juleaftensdag 1811." - from title page. Moderate wear. Bit of writing faintly visible atop front board. Solid copy. View more info

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Sternwheelers, Sandbars and Switchbacks: A Chronicle of Steam Transportation in the British Columbia Waterways of the Columbia River System 1865 to 1965

By: Affleck, Edward Lloyd

Price: $79.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 1973

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 318C6926


147 pages. Detailed index. Bibliography. Maps. Archival black and white illustrations. Includes a new chapter on "Two Generations of Steamboating on British Columbia's Inland Lakes" as told to the author by Otto L. Estabrooks. Light wear and soiling. Unmarked. Binding tight. A quality copy. View more info

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Wartime with Shell

By: Allen, Robert Stephenson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: U.K., Imprint unknown: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 665G3127


1871128137 144 pages. Reproductions of black and white photos. "Autobiography of a Shell Marine Superintendent who survived the six years of war-time convoys and was recommended for a bravery award. His tanker refueled FDR's aircraft carrier on its way to the Tehran conference and he served 18 months on Merchan Aircraft Carriers which finally defeated the U-boat in the North Atlantic." - from back cover. Prior owner's details atop title page. Light wear. Bi... View more info

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Lakers Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

By: Altobello, Peter David

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Eden Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 855C6104


1550450026 128 pages. "Bears witness to a bygone era when the ships of the Great Lakes were built according to a single premise, the need to transport steel, iron ore, grain and cargo from port to port. Yet the exteriors of these extraordinary ships belie the interiors, which were constructed with a less utilitarian purpose in mind. Fine woodwork was applied to crew cabins; dining rooms and staterooms were finished with white oak, mahogany, walnut and brass. This... View more info

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Usque Ad Mare - A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services

By: Appleton, Thomas E.

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, Queen's Printer: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115C6556


318 pages. Index. Archival black and white illustrations throughout. Decorated endpapers. Printed on high quality glossy stock. "The result of extensive research into government records, newspapers and other material, gathered from archives and museums at home and abroad... Provides a comprehensive account of Canadian marine affairs." - from dust jacket. Above-average but not excessive wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy... View more info

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Owen Sound: Steamboat days

By: Armitage, Andrew D

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Boston Mills Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156H1399


0919822371 88 pages. Oblong 8" x 10". Generously illustrated in black and white with reproductions of archival photos, maps and illustrations. Presents stories which appeared in the Sun-Times, Owen Sound's daily newspaper. Small floral sticker upon half-title page otherwise unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. View more info

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From the Wheelhouse: Tugboaters Tell Their Own Stories

By: Armitage, Doreen

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 323A1019


155017293X 182 pages. Index. "Author interviewed 17 old-time tugboat captains, engineers and deckhands to assemble this intimate and often hair-raising account of life aboard BC tugs. Generously illustrated with archival photos and images of the skippers who appear within... An engaging portrait of the coastal characters and vessels that shaped this region's maritime history." - from dust jacket. Glossary. Usual library markings. Average wear. A sound refe... View more info

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H.M. (His Majesty's) Small Ships

By: Armstrong, Warren

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 847C8185


199 pages. Black and white photographic plates. "The officially authorized history, told for the first time, of that branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve which in 1939 set out to fight a private war against the German Navy." - from dust jacket. Book unmarked with moderate wear. Average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. View more info

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Someone Had Blundered - The Story of the 'Repulse' and the 'Prince of Wales'

By: Ash, Bernard

Price: $79.95

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 847C8189


267 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "... Will revive controversy about one of the most appalling naval tragedies of World War II - a tragedy that had, perhaps, more far-reaching consequences than any other... Tells the story of the passing of the capital ship, as well as the story of the end of Western ascendancy over the Far East." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Unmarked. Price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Broda... View more info

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The Yankee Whaler (Dover Maritime)

By: Ashley, Clifford

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 527A4163


0486268543 156 pages. Index. Glossary of whaling terms. Black and white illustrations. "Salted with the wit and wisdom of a Yankee seaman, Ashley's engrossing account presents 'the bloody and desperate quest' for the great whales and their valuable meat and oil." - from back cover. Clean and bright with negligible wear. Discard stamp upon first blank page else unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

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Plans for Plywood Boats, Volume 24, Ideal Series

By: Atkin, William; Crandall, Bruce; Crosby, Wm. F.; Et al

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, Motor Boating / Hearst: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 642H2671


141 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white diagrams and photos. "A collection of small boat designs especially prepared for construction with waterproof marine plywood together with additional designs which could be constructed with plywood." - subtitle. Maroon cloth-covered boards adorned with yellow lettering. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy. View more info

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Ocean Odyssey - Vancouver Tug Boat Co. Ltd.

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $149.95

Publisher: North Vancouver, Vancouver Tug Boat Co. Ltd.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248A1715


The history of Vancouver Tug Boat Co. Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Undated. Appears to be circa 1970s. Colour illustrations and photography. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. Approx. 14 x 12". View more info

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Marine Centrifugal Pumping Engines

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Drysdale: 1955

Edition: Reprint of Second Edition

Seller ID: 133C7056


59 pages. Black and white photos. Detailed drawings. Handbook for Superintendant Engineeers, Chief Draughtsmen, Engineer-Officers and others responsible for the selection, installation and running of Drysdale Centrifugal Pumping Machinery." - Subtitle. Large piece clipped from front free endpaper. Minimal markings. Average wear. A sound copy. View more info

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Handling Ships: B.R. 2092 - Restricted

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $79.95

Publisher: U.K., Navigation and Direction Department, Admiralty S.W.: 1954

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: 839C7062


165 pages. Fold out illustration inside back cover. Black and white diagrams. Two amendments hand-written upon page ii. Few other markings to contents. Last page loose but present. Chapters include: Propulsion; Steering Arrangements; The Behaviour of Ships when Turning; Handling Ships in Narrow Waters; Entering Harbour; Leaving Harbour; Handling Ships in Heavy Weather; Handling Ships in Ice; Handling Ships during Towing Operations; Handling Ships During Replenishme... View more info

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1939 Puget Sound Auto Ferries Summer Schedule (#113)

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Black Ball Line: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 349C9688


3 panel fold-out pamphlet measuring 9 3/8" x 5 3/4" when unfolded. Includes sailing schedules for many routes and some fares. Moderate wear. Some pencil markings. Northern Pacific Railway inkstamp to front panel. A quality copy of this vintage Black Ball collectible. View more info

Image for Puget Sound Auto Ferry Schedules - Summer 1938 (#105)

Puget Sound Auto Ferry Schedules - Summer 1938 (#105)

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Black Ball Line: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 349C9689


3 panel fold-out pamphlet measuring 9 3/8" x 5 3/4" when unfolded. Includes sailing schedules for many routes and some fares. Moderate wear. Northern Pacific Railway inkstamp to front panel. A quality copy of this vintage Black Ball collectible. View more info