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Looking For A Ship

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9781429958110
Genre : Transportation
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This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.
Category: Transportation

The Ship That Would Not Die

Author : Stephen Curley
ISBN : 9781603444279
Genre : History
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Starting its life as an attack transport in World War II—and one of the last five left afloat by war’s end—the USS Queens saw action at Iwo Jima and other hot spots in the Pacific theater. After the war, the ship became the SS Excambion, one of the “Four Aces” of American Export Lines: the only fully air-conditioned ships in the world at the time. In 1965, the versatile Excambion underwent yet another transformation—into a floating classroom. Recommissioned as the USTS Texas Clipper, the ship began a third life as a merchant marine training vessel with its home port in Galveston. For the next three decades the Texas Clipper would be home to merchant marine cadets, and by the time it was retired in 1996, it was the oldest active ship in the U.S. merchant marine fleet. Finally, the Texas Clipper, after protracted bureaucratic wrangling, was designated to be sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef to provide habitat for marine life. In 2007, the ship was towed to its final resting place, seventeen nautical miles off the coast of South Padre Island. Now, 136 feet below the surface, the venerable Texas Clipper lives on as the home to a wide variety of underwater species. Filled not only with meticulously researched technical and historical data about the ship’s construction, service record, crew procedures, and voyages, The Ship That Would Not Die also features lively anecdotes from crew members, passengers, and officers. More than 140 color and black-and-white photos illustrate the ship’s construction, its wide variety of shipboard life, the exacting process of making the Texas Clipper ready to become an artificial reef, and its final sinking in the Gulf of Mexico.
Category: History

Thompson S Bounty A Ship Out Of Time

Author : Duane Gundrum
Genre : Fiction
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A ruthless pirate. An English admiral out for vengeance. A Coast Guard cutter out of time and thrust into the middle of a mortal conflict between two very angry men.... Today. Stephen Thompson is a man with a problem. You wouldn't know it by looking at him: A young, brash commander of the Coast Guard cutter USS Melbourne. By all accounts, he should have his whole life ahead of him. 1579. Captain Stone is also a man with a problem. The former XO to a ruthless English captain, Stone is now the captain of his own vessel, the Eustace, a pirate ship prowling the seas of the Caribbean. Now he spends his days eluding his former captain, now Admiral Deadmon, a man who will stop at nothing to wreak havoc upon his former XO as mortal vengeance. As both of them know, it is only a matter of time before Deadmon's ship of the line comes in contact with the Eustace. But Stone has one card left to play before Deadmon catches up with him: A secret that allows the Eustace to travel through time, pulling an unsuspecting Coast Guard cutter back through time with it. Thompson, out of time and out of place, finds himself in the middle of an ageless rivalry between two very angry men. Slowly, Thompson's intentions to survive and protect his crew begin to give way to crossing grey lines of morality, as the only way home lies in the trust of a very elusive pirate captain who may hold the key to the greatest bounty of history.
Category: Fiction

Vengeance A Ship Of War

Author : Phillip Hugh MacGregor
ISBN : 9781493111909
Genre : Fiction
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This novel is a refreshing view of Science Fiction. It entails the Kidnapping of several young Scotsmen during the late nineteenth century after a period of warfare. These individuals having been kidnapped are taken on board a ship which transports them to the Koltarian Empire. This consists of four planets. K1 is the political planet, K2 is the industrial planet, K3 is the mining planet and K4 is the Military planet. On his trip to this Empire they are indoctrinated and have their DNA altered so they can survive on the surface of these planets. They are then mind wiped and given new identities. The leading character who is known as Alex Cameron eventually becomes Kushanenjing, Kushane' (nay) is his first name, with ''an'' as his second name, and 'jing' is his regiment. This story follows the rise of this individual up through the ranks to become a lord of the Empire and how he eventually commands the ship of war called the 'Vengeance.' This ship become the most legendary and lethal weapon in the quadrant....It is indeed an exciting trip.
Category: Fiction

A Ship Called Grace

Author : Douglas Berry
ISBN : 9780595174119
Genre : Fiction
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This is a story of conflict and adventure, pitting the secular triad of money, lust, and power against the religious trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. It is a religious/historical novel that concerns the slave trade in the Eighteen-thirties with the building of a slave ship in a small, coastal village in Nova Scotia, Canada. It includes a Methodist religious revival; a stormy sea voyage by a youth in a small sailing craft, an African trek capturing slaves, a slave ship caught in the doldrums in the South Atlantic, and, later, shipwrecked in a hurricane off of the coast of Haiti, a Voodoo ceremony; the attempted destruction of the new ship; and―of course―a love story. The new ship, named Grace, is owned by a New England sea captain and his nephew, who believe they live in a state of grace in which their sins have been forgiven before they are committed (Rom. 8: 1). The youth goes to Africa with the captain after being saved in the Methodist camp meeting, and is confronted with justifying his newly found faith with the injustices he finds in the slave trade.
Category: Fiction

Carrier War

Author : Tom McGowen
ISBN : 0761318089
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Offers a history of aircraft carrier-based warfare, describing battles, planes, and weapons that helped the Allies win the war and practically rendered battleships obsolete.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rodents On The Prowl

Author : Daniel S. Knowles
ISBN : 9781453543528
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The adventures of the rodents continue. Join them in another 104 stories. Some of the stories find the rodents when they were in the outside world visiting Death Valley. Two rodents, both mice of the cloth, get into a fight and burn each other’s church down. A wooden ship sinks in the Grand Squid Passage, after it is eaten by maggots. Senator Broadbut is devoured by a worm in a fashionable restaurant in Mousetown. An airship crashes on top of the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. A large commercial airplane runs out of gas over the ocean. Some rodents take their dead friend into a movie theatre and leave him. Vespers Bob hires a super-sized tractor trailer to haul his five million scorpions through Mousetown. Some courageous rodents go over Niagara Falls in a 100 foot long rubber duck. Shanny Shoes and Jeff Pelt cause a ferry boat to crash into the Mousetown Ferry terminal. Teacher Debbie Hemp’s 6th grade class mourns her death and decides to do something to get her back. These stories of your favourite rodents and another 94 more adventures appear in this book
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Golden Dolphin And Other Pirate Tales From The Pulps

Author : J. Allan Dunn
ISBN : 9780809592494
Genre : Fiction
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The golden dolphin: the story of an expedition to discover what happened to a ship lost in the South Seas. The marooner: the story of infamous Caribbean buccaneer Long Tom Pugh. Forced luck: Tells of Barthelemy "Bart" Portuguese, a superstitious freebooter who believed a gold amulet guaranteed success.
Category: Fiction

Cort S

Author : Francisco López de Gómara
Genre : Mexico
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Category: Mexico