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 1A - The New Practical Navigator by Moore dated 1772 (10th edition)

2A - The New Pratical Navigator by Bowditch dated 1808 (1st edition)

3A - "Memoirs" by Moore

#1 - “American Merchant Ships” by Frederick C. Matthews – descriptions and pictures of ships from 1850- 1900 dated 1932 – mostly Maine built boats


#2 – “The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem” by Ralph P. Paine – dtd MCMIX


#3 – “Steam-Ships and Their Story” by R.A. Fletcher dtd 1910


#6 – “To All Hands” by Lt John Mason Brown – dtd 1943


#7 – “ The Lusitania’s Last Voyage by Charles Cross dtd 1871 – should have 3 maps – two are missing

#8 – “Our Ocean Highways” by Edward Staffford and Charles Cross dtd 1871

#11 – “Wooden Ships and Iron Men” by Frederick William Wallace – undated printed in Great Britain

#12 – “The Man Without A Country” by Edward Everett Hale dtd 1917

#13 – “Captains All” by W.W. Jacobs dtd 1905

#14 – “Count Luckner – the Sea Devil” by Lowell Thomas dtd 1927

#15 – “Steamship Coefficients, Speeds & Power” by FYFE dtd 1907 (poor condition)

#17 – “The last of the Windjammers Vol I by Basil Ludbock dtd 1927 – first edition with one fold out drawing - see # 27 for Vol II

#18 – “American Pratical Navigation – by Bowitch – dtd 1958

# 19 – “Hand Book of Masters” by W. H. LaBoyteaux dtd 1919

# 20 – “Watch Officers Manual” by Ensign C.B. Covey and Lt S. Endel USN dtd 1917

#23 – “Navigation” by George L. Hosmer – second edition dtd 1926

#26 – Eldrige Coast Pilot No 1 – Chatham to St. John NB dtd 1880

#27 – “The Yacht America” by Winfield M. Thompson, William P. Stephens, William V. Swan dtd 1925

#28 – “Last of the Windjammers” Vol II by Lubbock – First Edition dtd 1927– see # 17 for Vol I

#32 – “Astronomy From A Dipper” by Eliot C. Clark dtd 1909

#33 – “Ships and Ways of Other Days” by E. Kehle Chatterton dtd 1924

#34 – “Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing” by Dixon Kemp – third edition dtd 1882

#35 – ‘Ancient & Modern Ships part II” by Sir George CV Holmes K.C.N.O., C.B.

#36 – “Denizens of the Deep” by Frank T. Bullen dtd 1904

#37 – “Whale Ships & Whaling” by George Francis Dow dtd 1925

#39 – “The Nautical Almanac” – US Navy dtd 1982

# 40 – “A Hundred Years of Sail” by Beken of Cowes dtd 1981

#41 – “Brown’s Flags and Funnels” by Philip L Wedge sixth edition dtd 1958

# 42 – “Fishing Schooner Columbia Story of the Model” dtd 1931 – only 24 copies were printed of this book (see inside front cover) this is #22 and was presented to Wetmore Hodges on December 1932 by:

Horatio Alden

Bruce Barton

Clarence Birdseye

Kellogg Birdseye

Benjamin S. Foes

E.B. Freeman

Bassett Jones

Gardner Poole

Isaac L. Rice

W.E.S. Strong

Eugene V. R. Thayer

Includes 5 original photos of the actual boat under sail and one with individuals



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