Whaling & Seafaring

Whale Ho!  Stay independent and out to sea!

$49.95
SKU: 9781619301641

 

This beautful book celebrates the racing life of the island as compiled by Gary Jobson and Nantucket Community Sailing, a non-profit charitable organization offering youth and adult sailing lessons and sailboat rentals. 

Gary Jobson has been honorary chairman of Nantucket Race Week since 2005. In addition to all that he has done to enhance the sport of sailing around the world, he has enthusiastically supported sailing on Nantucket and worked hard to make Nantucket Race Week a success. When Gary Jobson suggested that sailing on Nantucket would be the topic for his 18th book, Nantucket Community Sailing was excited to partner with him. We are honored to help Gary share the story of this glorious sailing community.

The proceeds from the sale of each book support Nantucket Community Sailing and the programs that we offer.


Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393331578
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 1st, 2008

ABoston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Amazon.com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 200 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic Histor "The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation." --Nathaniel Philbrick.


Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393060577
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 1st, 2007

ABoston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Amazon.com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 200 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic Histor "The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation."--Nathaniel Philbrick.


$20.00
SKU: 9789910006029

A Film by John Stanton and Dan Driscoll

Wood/Sails/Dreams is a feature length documentary film about the resurgence of wooden sailboats, the preservation of American marine history, and the craft of building boats made from trees and powered by the wind.


by Renny A. Stackpole

"Sea Letters" provides the reader a glimpse into the lives of the Andrew Pinkham family of Nantucket, who together owing to the tides of war, moved to Clermont County, Ohio at the beginning of the War of 1812. The Pinkhams-father Andrew, and sons Alexander and Reuben-shared lives of love, adventure, courage and honor; especially Alex's mission to preserve the memory and legacy of naval hero John Paul Jones.


Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567922462
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 18th, 2003

In 1912, a young naturalist named Robert Cushman Murphy was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to spend two years on one of the last Yankee whaleships out of New Bedford, on a voyage to Antarctica. During the voyage, Murphy kept a journal, packing it with observations of his experiences on board.


In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781565124356
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - January 1st, 2004

After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 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, Captain Howes Norris was brutally murdered.


In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780141001821
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2001

From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.

Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.


Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142004838
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Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2004

"A treasure of a book."--David McCullough

The harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries.

A New York Times Notable Book