Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473826772

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7059

The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation. This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts – of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway – and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them. Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and enthusiasts of traditional boats. As seen in the Wiltshire Times.

In the Wake of Madness

The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127560

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 3921

The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine-man crew on board. Now, an award-winning maritime historian dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship—and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas. “When the American whaleship Sharon arrived at Sydney in December 1842, the world first heard of the shocking murder of the captain by several Pacific island natives serving on the crew. Chalking it up to the savage nature of the islanders, no one bothered to investigate. Druett, a widely published maritime historian, retells the familiar story of how the mutineers were overcome but delves deeper into the details of the infamous expedition . . . Druett’s account of the incident will appeal to those looking for a good drama, but also to those analytically minded skeptics inclined to ask questions and dig below the surface.” —Booklist “Shocking and very satisfying.” —Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter

The Joan Chronicles

Pearls of Wisdom on the Journey to Heaven

Author: Sara Pizano, MA, DVM

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496950402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 6688

Joan Rita Hahn Pizano was an eternal optimist and deeply spiritual. Her capacity to receive and give love was astounding, and she was a beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. When her oncologist told her there were no more treatment options for her cancer, she faced the news with resolve and looked forward to the miracle of heaven. Her lack of fear and depth of peace greatly helped her family and friends deal with the inevitable. But it was her sense of humor that impacted so many, and as her daughter chronicled her last six months on earth, the stories evoked tears and laughter simultaneously. This is a story of a woman who was totally unafraid to die, who in fact embraced the process of the passing and who truly lived until she breathed her last breath.

Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2015 Edition

Author: Steven B. Stern

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499064772

Category: Travel

Page: 746

View: 7831

This valuable guide assists you in selecting the ship best suited to your taste, advises you on how to prepare for your cruise, and explains what to expect once you are onboard. Stern discusses every major port of call worldwide, listing details on attractions, beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping, sports, and other recreation. He also includes guidelines on how to make the most of an eight-hour stay in port.

Barnabas & Company

The Cast of the Tv Classic Dark Shadows

Author: Craig Hamrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475910322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

View: 7145

Over 40 years ago, millions of kids ran home from school every day to catch the adventures of vampire Barnabas Collins and his family of werewolves, witches and other creatures. Dark Shadows remains one of the most popular cult TV shows of all time. Barnabas & Company tells the tale of the marvelous actors and actresses who came together in a tiny studio in New York City to make magic. Through the performers own words, read about the paths that led them to the fictional haunted hamlet of Collinsport, Maine and beyond. Learn about the show and the actors that inspired the 2012 Tim Burton-Johnny Depp major motion picture Dark Shadows. Included are updated chapters on Jonathan Frid, Kate Jackson, David Selby and interviews with Humbert Allen Astredo, Betsy Durkin, Robert Rodan, Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Denise Nickerson, Conard Fowkes, Addison Powell, Christopher Pennock and more!

The Kaleidoscope of Gender

Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities

Author: Joan Z. Spade,Catherine G. Valentine

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979064

Category: Social Science

Page: 581

View: 6514

Accessible, timely, and stimulating, the Third Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the key ideas, theories, and applications in the field viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. Focusing on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments, this collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender studies is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally.

Sinking of the Titanic

Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134563

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 6136

Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158675

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3314

Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations.

Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486800768

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 7503

An extravagantly open-handed citizen of ancient Greece is disillusioned to discover that his friends fail to reciprocate his gifts in this deeply cynical drama, a tale of debt, ruin, and misanthropy.

The Painter's Methods and Materials

Author: A. P. Laurie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146928

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 736

Techniques for painting on wood panels, paper, walls, and canvas, plus use of watercolors, balsams, resins, turpentine, varnishes, waxes, sizings, and oils. Cleaning and preservation of pictures. 48 full-page plates.

500 Years of Illustration

From Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent

Author: Howard Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486261700

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 7732

Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book.

The I Ching

The Book of Changes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 9884

One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.

A Treasury of Early Music

Masterworks of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque Era

Author: Carl Parrish

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486171450

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 5874

Features 50 compositions from early Middle Ages to mid-18th century, including a Gregorian hymn, English lute piece, operatic arias, instrumental and vocal motets; works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Scarlatti, and others. Features commentary.

Maybe This Time

Author: Joan Kilby

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037371839X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4401

Just when they thought they were through… What are the chances of running into your ex-wife on a singles cruise? Apparently very high, as Darcy Lewis discovers. With their messy past, surely he and Emma can stay on opposite sides of the ship and leave each other alone. They can't. Instead, they spend a sinfully hot night together. Too bad the morning after proves they separated for good reason. Even when Emma tells him she's pregnant, they decide they're better apart. Or are they? Because somehow they keep turning to each other for support. And it's clear the attraction is still there. Maybe this is their second chance—a new baby, a new chance to make this work.

The Grey Fairy Book

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048612021X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4539

Thirty-five stories, many from oral traditions, others from French, German, Italian collections: "The Goat-faced Girl," "The Sunchild," "The Street Musicians," "The Twin Brothers," "Prunella," and many more. 59 illustrations.

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: T. W. Rolleston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119378

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 8702

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar

Author: James B Greenough,J. H. Allen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131041

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 512

View: 3690

A venerable resource for more than a century, this is the finest Latin grammar reference available. Concise, comprehensive, and well organized, it places a wealth of advice on usage, vocabulary, diction, composition, and syntax.