Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chasing the Bowhead

High latitude whaling, trapping and trading. Manifest destiny on the ocean.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book of Old Ships

Quite simply, a book of old ships.

The Five Masted Bark (with Zeppelin)

The Xebec

A Typical Bow

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

American Small Sailing Craft, Howard I. Chapelle

An indispensable resource. Tracks the history of the various types of wooden American small sailing craft, including plans and illustrations of each type, including the Texas Scow Sloop and the Stick-Up Flattie Skiff.

North by East, written and illustrated by Rockwell Kent

New/old boat, adventure, uncouth mate, storms, near disaster, open ocean, Greenland, disaster, sleeping with the natives, return.
Embossed woodcuts.

The Log of The Discovery, Captain Robert F. Scott

Adventure and research in the Antarctic, in two volumes.