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Wooden Boats And Iron Men by Trygvie Jensen

Title Wooden Boats and Iron Men
Author Trygvie Jensen
Publisher Trygvie Jensen
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Door County (Wis.)
Total Pages 423
ISBN 9780976478270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wooden Boats Iron Men by Randi Svensen

Title Wooden Boats Iron Men
Author Randi Svensen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Boatbuilding
Total Pages 177
ISBN 1920831118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For wooden boat lovers, the name is synonymous with boats designed with an unerring eye for beautiful and balanced lines, and performance to match. It brings back memories of idyllic holidays afloat in rented motor cruisers; the race-winning Halvorsen brothers, their superb racing yachts, Peer Gynt, Anitra V and Freya; and the Halvorsen-built Gretel; and the boats of World War II - fast 38s, 62s and Fairmiles, and the motor cruiser that sank the Japanese mini submarine in Sydney Harbour.

Title Home of Wooden Boats and Iron Men a Local History of Dunville Argentia and Fox Harbour including Ancient Placentia
Author Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes. Dunville Branch
Publisher Dunville? Nfld. : The Branch
Release Date 1970
Category Argentia (N.L.)
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:19840267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Iron Men Wooden Boats by Howard F. West

Title Iron Men Wooden Boats
Author Howard F. West
Publisher Heritage Books
Release Date 2005
Category Asia
Total Pages 487
ISBN 0788425374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Naval combat narrative is the heart of this book: Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Bougainville, the Mediterranean sea, the English Channel, the Philippines - historic operations in which the PT boats would win fame, glory, and a place in history. Encyclopedic in scope, this is the definitive work on the history of PT boats. W2537HB - $35.50

Title Wooden Ships and Iron Men
Author David Bruhn
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-09
Category Minesweepers
Total Pages 372
ISBN 0788453459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From 1953 to 1976, twenty-four U.S. Navy coastal minesweepers (MSCs) swept mines, searched the seafloor for downed aircraft, sunken ships and lost munitions, "showed the flag" in the Caribbean and throughout the Far East, and played a key role in the Vietnam War. Atlantic Fleet coastal minesweepers searched for a nuclear bomb buried in the sea bed off Savannah, Georgia, as a result of a midair collision between two U.S. Air Force aircraft and provided support for the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. MSCs based at Sasebo, Japan, conducted patrols off Vietnam to interdict smuggling of supplies by sea to the Viet Cong in the South. One, USS Vireo, participated in the destruction of an enemy gun runner. Much smaller minesweeping boats (MSBs) kept the Long Tau River, which passed through the dangerous "Forest of Assassins" and connected the South China Sea to Saigon, open to merchant vessels delivering military cargos to allied forces. Facing daily the possibility of death by Viet Cong mine or riverbank ambush, the thirteen boats of Mine Squadron Eleven Detachment Alfa comprised the first Navy unit to be awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for heroism by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Possessing too few minecraft to support its riverine combat operations, the U.S. Navy also pressed existing landing craft and newly built assault support patrol boats and minesweeping drones into these duties. The unheralded MSBs and steel-hulled minecraft collectively garnered four Presidential Unit Citations, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, and three Navy Unit Commendations. Significant numbers of the small enlisted crews that took the craft in harm's way received the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Bronze Star Medals for acts of heroism performed under fire.Photographs, maps, diagrams and tables, appendices and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

Title Wooden Ships and Iron Men
Author Reese Palley
Publisher Quantuck Lane Press& the Mill rd
Release Date 2005
Category Art
Total Pages 175
ISBN 1593720130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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100 beautiful nautical paintings, the first full presentation of Thomas Hoyne's work.

Title Leviathan The History of Whaling in America
Author Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2008-07-17
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780393066661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Los Angeles Times Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Amazon.com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic History "The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation." —Nathaniel Philbrick The epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

Title Ships of Wood and Men of Iron
Author Gerard Kenney
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2005-09-12
Category History
Total Pages 139
ISBN 1897045069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrup's 1898?1902 Norwegian expedition.

Title When Boats Were Made of Wood and Men Were Made of Steel
Author Charles Draper
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-07-27
Category
Total Pages 290
ISBN 1491015179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We thought we had it tough with a test. As history shows, politics was at one time the only way on to the patrol. I can only guess what must have been required in order to be appointed. Politicians could tell you or your family that his quota for this year was filled but perhaps next year he could do something. They could put that particular carrot on a stick and dangle it for a solid year. All politicians need to be elected or re-elected, so one may have been asked to help in some small way. Perhaps they might work the polls, offer to distribute literature, walk the streets campaigning for the man, or offer a child up as a sacrificial lamb if need be. Of course, there were never any blood alters found in the ruins of old Atlantic City, but a dagger or two have shown up and "et tu Brutus" was heard uttered after many an election.All who were lifeguards, be it for a single year, a decade, or in some cases more than half a century, are the reason sons and daughters were born and some families even exist today. We did, in one very important way, alter the world. We saved lives. We shared in helping Atlantic City to become the Queen she was. This is the tradition of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol.

Boatbuilding by Howard Irving Chapelle

Title Boatbuilding
Author Howard Irving Chapelle
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 1994
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 624
ISBN 0393035549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Boatbuilding is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant, designed and written to meet the needs of the builder, covering the complete process of wooden boat construction. The text covers all types of craft from flat-bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding. Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow. After a chapter discussing the choice of plans suitable for amateur work there are chapters on lofting, the backbone and setting up, flat-bottom hull construction, V-bottom hull construction, round-bottom hull construction, deck framing and building, special construction (plywood, strip planking, lap-strake, diagonal, ribband carvel, canvas), heavy construction, joiner-work, iron-work, and spar making. Each chapter is organized for easy and quick reference, and the book is completely indexed. An added feature is the inclusion of building plans for nineteen boats designed for this book and suitable for amateur building.

Title Buehler s Backyard Boatbuilding
Author George Buehler
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 1991-01-05
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780071817035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot." Ferrocement, once all the rage, has pretty much sunk from favor, if you catch the drift. But there's still wood, right? Ah, wood. Nature's perfect material. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each. Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? What about the currently fashionable wood/epoxy boatbuilding? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Epoxy works, but They don't exactly give it away; nor is it exactly a benign substance. Suiting up like Homer Simpson heading for a fun-filled day at the nuclear power plant isn't exactly the aesthetic boatbuilding experience many of us are looking for. Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks. Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant. Buehler's boats sail on every ocean and perform every task, from long-term liveaboards in Norwegian fjords to a traveling doctor's office in Alaska. This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy. This book is for those who look around them and see that much of what is done in the world today--whether in yachting or politics or economics or interpersonal relationships--is based not on logic but on conforming and meeting other people's expectations. This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one . . . If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat . . . If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding tells you how to build extraordinary boats using the most ordinary skills and materials, with complete plans, instructions, and specifications for seven real cruising boats ranging from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. "Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse."--WoodenBoat Richly flavored with personal advice and anecdotes as well as a wealth of valuable information."--American Sailing Association "Everyone will revere this book."--The Ensign

Victory In The St Lawrence by James William Essex

Title Victory in the St Lawrence
Author James William Essex
Publisher Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
Release Date 1984
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN WISC:89059463125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A long held secret of the Second World War was German U-Boat activity in the St. Lawrence River. This is its history, one of shortsighted governments, advanced submarine technology and the heroism of the defenders.

Splinter Fleet by Theodore Treadwell

Title Splinter Fleet
Author Theodore Treadwell
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2014-10-29
Category History
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781612513645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable” work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys of slow-moving ships through submarine-infested waters, conducted endless mind-numbing anti-submarine patrols, and were used in hundreds of amphibious operations. Some subchasers worked as gunboats to search for and destroy enemy barges. Others rescued downed airmen and retrieved drowning soldiers under heavy enemy fire. During the German occupation of Norway, three American-built subchasers and their Norwegian crews came to be known as “The Shetlands Bus” for their clandestine work as ferries—the only link between Norway and the free world. This book, written by the commander of one of the subchasers, defines their place in naval history and gives readers a taste of life aboard the wooden warships. Ringing with authenticity, it describes the cramped quarters and unforgiving seas as well as the tenacious courage and close bonds formed by the men as they sought out the enemy and confronted nature. Long overshadowed by the larger, faster warships and more glamorous PT boats of World War II, subchasers, until now, have been mostly forgotten. This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet.

Small Boats And Daring Men by Benjamin Armstrong

Title Small Boats and Daring Men
Author Benjamin Armstrong
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date 2019-04-18
Category History
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780806163178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two centuries before the daring exploits of Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders captured the public imagination, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were already engaged in similarly perilous missions: raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and resources on shore. Even John Paul Jones, father of the American navy, saw such irregular operations as critical to naval warfare. With Jones’s own experience as a starting point, Benjamin Armstrong sets out to take irregular naval warfare out of the shadow of the blue-water battles that dominate naval history. This book, the first historical study of its kind, makes a compelling case for raiding and irregular naval warfare as key elements in the story of American sea power. Beginning with the Continental Navy, Small Boats and Daring Men traces maritime missions through the wars of the early republic, from the coast of modern-day Libya to the rivers and inlets of the Chesapeake Bay. At the same time, Armstrong examines the era’s conflicts with nonstate enemies and threats to American peacetime interests along Pacific and Caribbean shores. Armstrong brings a uniquely informed perspective to his subject; and his work—with reference to original naval operational reports, sailors’ memoirs and diaries, and officers’ correspondence—is at once an exciting narrative of danger and combat at sea and a thoroughgoing analysis of how these events fit into concepts of American sea power. Offering a critical new look at the naval history of the Early American era, this book also raises fundamental questions for naval strategy in the twenty-first century.

Traditional Boats Of Ireland by Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh

Title Traditional Boats of Ireland
Author Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh
Publisher Collins Press
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 658
ISBN 1905172397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A remarkable book exploring the background and uses of traditional boats in Ireland, from their beginnings to their modern revisions.

Fighting Sail by Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple

Title Fighting Sail
Author Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Admirals
Total Pages 184
ISBN 1844471136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chatham, England, 1771. Sails flogged and tavern signs creaked. An officer of the Royal Navy was walking along the waterfront when a youngster approached him. The boy was neat, and he projected an air of quiet self-assurance. He did not ask for money, as the officer had expected him to. He had a sea bag over his shoulder, and he wanted directions. Where could he find the Raisonnable? And how could he get out to her? His Majesty's ship of the line Raisonnable lay in the Medway River estuary, along with other warships that had recently been recommissioned. The youngster confided that he not only knew the name of the Raisonnable's commander, Captain Maurice Suckling, but he was, in fact, Suckling's 12-year-old nephew Horatio Nelson. He was reporting for duty as a midshipman.

Iron Man by Tony Iommi

Title Iron Man
Author Tony Iommi
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-11-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781471112430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.

Title A Unit of Water a Unit of Time
Author Douglas Whynott
Publisher Doubleday
Release Date 2012-06-06
Category Transportation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780307820341
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a time when racing boats are mass-produced from synthetic materials, a dying breed of craftsman continues to build wooden sailboats of astonishing beauty. Boatbuilding is an ancient art, and Joel White was a master. Son of the legendary writer E.B. White, he was raised around boats and his designs were as sublime and graceful as his father's prose. At a boatyard in Maine, White and his closely knit team of builders brought scores of his creations from blueprints into the ocean. In June 1996, six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Joel White began designing the W-76, an exquisite racing yacht. It was his final masterpiece. Douglas Whynott spent a year at Brooklin Boat Yard, observing as this design took shape, first in sketches and then during the painstaking building of the wooden craft. The result is the poignant tale of both a genius at work and the people devoted to his art. Evoking E.B. White's New England and its salty residents, A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time is a classic portrait of dignity, charm, and humble magnificence-and of a maritime community that keeps a vanishing world alive.

The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Title The Old Man and The Sea
Author Ernest Hemingway
Publisher World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Release Date 2015-01-01
Category
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9786144134030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Classics

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Title Hiroshima
Author John Hersey
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-06-23
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780593082362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.