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121 LANDAU, Elaine Canals : A True Book
Children's Press, 2001, 
LANDAU, Elaine. Canals : A True Book. New York : Children's Press, (2001). Pp 47. 8vo, ill. card covers. An illustrated introduction to the world's canals for young readers. Vg. 6.00

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122 LARSEN, Arnold Les Voyage : Waterway Journeys : Forty years of Sailing made this a Veyage
2006, 
LARSEN, Arnold "Les". Voyage : Waterway Journeys : Forty years of Sailing made this a Voyage. N.pl.: n.pub., (2006). Pp (4),1-363,(1). Ilustrated. 4to, illustrated white card covers.

Contents :
Journey No.1. Chicago to Clearwater 1981;
No.2. Clearwater - Hampton Roads, VA 1982;
No.3. Hampton Roads to Chicago 1983. Miscellaneous Years 1984 - 1992;
No.4. Racine to Bellville,Ontario 1992;
No.5. Belleville - Quebec City, Quebec 1993;
No.6. Quebec Ci ty to Boothbay, Maine 1994;
No.7. Boothbay to Charleston, SC 1995;
No.8. Charleston to Port Salerno, FL 1996;
No.9. Port Salerno to Punta Gorda, FL '96-'97;
No.10. Punta Gorda to Ft. Pierce, FL '97-'98.
Summary of Statistics Journeys 4-10;
No.10. In Verse; Additional Journey Okeechobee Waterway 2002.
List of waterways travelled : Lake Michigan;
Great Lakes;
St. Lawrence Seaway;
Mississippi River;
Illinois River;
Intracoastal Waterway;
Hudson River;
Erie Canal;
Trent Severn Canal;
Gulf of Mexico;
Atlantic Ocean / Bahamas; Chesapeake Bay.

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123 LATHAM, John Adventures of Hebe. US in dj
Henry Regnery, 1976, 
LATHAM, John. Adventures of Hebe. Chicago : Henry Regnery Co., (1976). Pp 200. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 1247. "Sailing from Amsterdam to Athens through the waterways of Europe." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 20.00

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124 LATHAM, John Adventures of Hebe. US in dj
Henry Regnery, 1976, 
LATHAM, John. Adventures of Hebe. Chicago : Henry Regnery Co., (1976). Pp 200. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 1247. "Sailing from Amsterdam to Athens through the waterways of Europe." - from the dj. Vg. No dj. 15.00

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125 LAWSON, Lyle, (ed.) BROOKE, Marcus HARRYMAN, Elizabeth GRAYLING, CHristopher Waterways of Europe
Houghton Mifflin, London, 1996, ISBN:039566294x 
LAWSON, Lyle, (ed.). Waterways of Europe. Photographs by Lyle Lawson and others. (Boston) : Houghton Mifflin, (1996). New Edition. Pp (21),22-421,(3).Double column. Colour photos and maps throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated b lue cardcovers. No 183 in the Insight Guides series. Sections: France. "Introduction" by Lyle Lawson; "From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic" by LyleLawson; "La Charente" by Lyle Lawson; "Alsace - Lorraine" by Elizabeth Har ryman and Paul Lasley; "Burgundy" by Elizabeth Harryman and Paul Lasley; "The Mayenne and the Sarthe" by Lyle Lawson; "Brittany" by Lyle Lawson; "A Cruise through Ile de France" by Lyle Lawson; "La Somme" by Eric and Ruth Bailey. The Low Countries. "Introduction" by Lyle Lawson; "Belgium" by Pit De Jonge and Lyle Lawson; "From Den Helder to Maastricht" by Peter Spinks; "A Dutch Circle" by Lyle Lawson; "Friesland" by Lyle Lawson. Great Britian. "Introduction" by Lyle Lawson; "Southeast England" by Richard Evans; "Gloucester Waterways Museum" by Richard Evans; "British Waterways Museum" by Marcus Brooke; "The Norfolk Broads" by Marcus Brooke; "Norfolk's Vanishing Broads" by Marcus Brooke; "The Fens" by Marcus Brooke; "The Midlands" by Christopher Grayling; "Narrowboat Decoration" by Richard Evans; "Wales" by Christopher Grayling; "The Leeds to Liverpool Canal" by Christopher Grayling; Scotland" by Marcus Brooke. Ireland. "Introduction" by Carmen Anthony; "The Republic" by Carmen Anthony; "Northern Ireland" by Carmen Anthony and Marcus Brooke. Light cover creasing else very good. 25.00

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126 LEGGET, Robert Ottawa River Canals and the Defence of British North America. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1988, ISBN:0802057942 1988 0802057942 / 9780802057945 
LEGGET, Robert. Ottawa River Canals and the Defence of British North America. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1988). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-308. Illustrations, tables, maps in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine.

Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April 17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario).

From the author of Rideau Waterway, an examination of the canals constructed by the Royal Staff Corps of the British army between Kingston and Montreal in the years following the War of 1812. The book traces the subsequent fate of these canals up to the 1960s.

"Three small canals with locks were built from 1819 to 1834 between Carillon and Grenville, Quebec, by the Royal Staff Corps of the British army. Their purpose was to provide a navigable waterway on the Ottawa River around the Long Sault and associated rapids, which had a total drop of about sixty feet. The canals constituted a vital part of a military route between Montreal and Kingston, well north of the US border - a need recognized following the War of 1812. The rest of that route - the better known Rideau Canal - could not be used until these were built. The Ottawa River canals were in constant use, every summer, for over 120 years. Long after their original defensive function became obsolete they were used in commercial shipping and later by pleasure craft. In 1963 the canals were replaced by an electrically operated liftlock in the Carillon Dam of Hydro-Québec.Robert Legget describes the historical background, construction, operation, and reconstruction of the canals." - from the dj.

Contents : The Ottawa River canals.
1. Prologue: Wars and rumours of wars.
2. Montreal to Kingston: The alternative route.
3. The Grenville Canal: The start.
4. The Grenville Canal: 1820-7.
5. The Grenville Canal: 1827-34.
6. Chute à Blondeau, Carillon, and Ste Anne-de-Bellevue.
7. Under the British flag: 1834-56.
8. The Ottawa River canals under Canada: 1856-1962.
9. Epilogue: The canals today.

Appendices :
A. The Royal Staff Corps in Canada.
B. Records of Royal Staff Corps personnel.
C. Trade on the Ottawa River canals.
D. The Georgian Bay Ship Canal.

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127 LEGGET, Robert Ottawa Waterway : Gateway to a Continent. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto, Toronto and Buffalo, 1975, 
LEGGET, Robert. Ottawa Waterway : Gateway to a Continent. Toronto and Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, (1975). First Edition. Pp (9),x-xi, (3),[3]-291, (1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario). "The mighty river that flows through the capit al of Canada was called the 'Grand River of the North' by the first French explorers, before they even knew of the existence of the Great Lakes which are part of the St Lawrence waterway today. The Ottawa is still a great river, despite the changes made by man, and contributes on a vast scale to theindustry, commerce, and amenities of the region. In this book, Robert Legg et tells how the river basin was formed geologically in prehistoric times, and how it has been used by explorers, missionaries, fur traders, lumbermen, settlers, travellers, and industry for more than 250 years. He describes the river as it appeared, with its spectacular rapids, waterfalls, and gorges, to those who voyaged on it in birchbark canoes (very often reproducing these vivid and picturesque accounts), and the major role it played in the development of the fur trade.Then came the heyday of the timber industry, when huge rafts of logs cut from the forests bordering tributary streams were floated downriver to Montreal. Dr Legget describes the building of early canals and the great days of steamboating, when one luxurious vessel could carry a thousand passengers up the river to the capital, Famous pioneer personalities are brought to life, and curious and fascinating incidents are related , including Royal visits by water. He brings the story up to date byshowing how the river has been turned to the use and convenience ot man by vast power developments, and concludes by taking the reader on a tour ot t he river today, indicating the best sites for viewing the scenery and how these may be reached by road, ferry, and rail." from the dj 1. The Waterway;2. The Setting; 3. Canoes on the Ottawa (pp 31-71); 4.Travellers' Tales; 5 . Lumbering on the Ottawa (pp 100-132); 6. Canals and Steamboats (pp 133-175); 7. Settlement on the Ottawa; 8. The River Today . Appendix: Sir George Simpson's Account of the Ottawa Waterway (pp.256-262) . With references, bibliography and index. Ex-library (spine label, bookplate, inkstamp, rear pouch), else very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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128 LEGGET, Robert Ottawa Waterway : Gateway to a Continent. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
University of Toronto Press, Toronto and Buffalo, 1975, 
LEGGET, Robert. Ottawa Waterway : Gateway to a Continent. Toronto and Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, (1975). First Edition. Pp (9),x-xi, (3),[3]-291, (1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario). "The mighty river that flows through the capit al of Canada was called the 'Grand River of the North' by the first French explorers, before they even knew of the existence of the Great Lakes which are part of the St Lawrence waterway today. The Ottawa is still a great river, despite the changes made by man, and contributes on a vast scale to theindustry, commerce, and amenities of the region. In this book, Robert Legg et tells how the river basin was formed geologically in prehistoric times, and how it has been used by explorers, missionaries, fur traders, lumbermen, settlers, travellers, and industry for more than 250 years. He describes the river as it appeared, with its spectacular rapids, waterfalls, and gorges, to those who voyaged on it in birchbark canoes (very often reproducing these vivid and picturesque accounts), and the major role it played in the development of the fur trade.Then came the heyday of the timber industry, when huge rafts of logs cut from the forests bordering tributary streams were floated downriver to Montreal. Dr Legget describes the building of early canals and the great days of steamboating, when one luxurious vessel could carry a thousand passengers up the river to the capital, Famous pioneer personalities are brought to life, and curious and fascinating incidents are related , including Royal visits by water. He brings the story up to date byshowing how the river has been turned to the use and convenience ot man by vast power developments, and concludes by taking the reader on a tour ot t he river today, indicating the best sites for viewing the scenery and how these may be reached by road, ferry, and rail." from the dj 1. The Waterway;2. The Setting; 3. Canoes on the Ottawa (pp 31-71); 4.Travellers' Tales; 5 . Lumbering on the Ottawa (pp 100-132); 6. Canals and Steamboats (pp 133-175); 7. Settlement on the Ottawa; 8. The River Today . Appendix: Sir George Simpson's Account of the Ottawa Waterway (pp.256-262) . With references, bibliography and index. Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Legget, May 6, 1986. 45.00

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129 LEGGET, Robert Rideau Waterway. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960, 
LEGGET, Robert. Rideau Waterway. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1955. First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),[3]-249,(1). With [16] pp. of plates. 8vo, brown cloth, silver titles to spine, maps to the endpapers. Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April 17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario). The book tells the history and many difficulties encountered when building the canal, as well as describing many of the locks, towns, lakes, rivers and islands located along the Waterway, which connectsthe cities of Kingston and Ottawa. "The beautiful chain of lakes and strea ms that forms the Rideau Waterway of Ontario is one of Canada's favourite playgrounds. Yearly it is visited by thousands of vacationing tourists from all parts of Canada and the United States. A pleasure craft which has reached the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario through the connecting inland waterways of the continent can pass from the city ot Kingston through the lovely Ontario countryside to the heart of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. One may, in fact, disembark a stone's throw from the nation's Parliament Buildings, and practically at the steps of the Chateau Laurier. To the fisherman,seeking richer waters "higher up," the locks are a convenient and pictures que means of passing from one enticing sheet of water to another; to the amateur photographer, the locks and dams are quaint and delightful subjects for his pictures; to the young, a mechanical marvel whose fascination never fails. But these waterways, now devoted solely to the enjoyment of the people of two friendly nation- neighbours, were planned in a time of stress, and built in the shadow of war. British engineers and Canadian contractors fought with the wilderness, driven by the spectre of a renewal of war with the United States, which might cut off communications by the St. Lawrence route. Fortunately the route was never needed for defence, but over the years it helped in the opening of Ontario for settlement and bore a varied freight of such things as lumber, coal, and cheese for communities between Kingston and the Ottawa River. Its commercial life is now over, and a delightful vacation-land remains. This book tells of the adventure of building the canal by soldiers and civilian labourers through rough bush, swamps, and rockywilderness, a magnificent piece of engineering over a route full of proble ms. It tells of the career and character of its ingenious Superintending Engineer, Colonel John By, whose achievement was clouded over in the haze of debate in the British government and Press concerning financial problems, although his record ultimately stood up to all examination. It describes allthe spots of interest - locks, towns and villages, lakes, rivers, and isla nds, along the Waterway - with stories of the pioneers who settled in this part of the country. The final chapters describe the growth of Bytown into Ottawa, of a construction camp into a regal city, showing how the story of Canada's capital is closely linked with that of the canal at whose head it stands." from the dj. Chapters [unnumbered in the book] : 1. Rideau Waterway; 2. The Setting; 3. Why the Canal was Built; 4. Building the Canal; 5. Financial Worries; 6. John By, Soldier and Administrator; 7. Down the Years; 8. Cruising the Canal: Kingston to Chaffeys Lock; 9. Cruising the Rideau Lakes: Chaffeys Lock to Poonamalie; 10. Down the Rideau: Poonamalie to Ottawa; 11. The Canal in Ottawa: Hog's Back to the Ottawa River; 12. Bytown and Ottawa. Appendices: A. References; B. The Superintending Engineers; C. Information, Maps, and Charts; D. Fishing on the Rideau Waterway; E. Table of Mileages, Lifts, and Clearances. With index. Very good in very good nicked dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Legget, May 6, 1986. 50.00

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130 LEGGET, Robert BY, John John By : Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers 1779-1836. Builder of the Rideau Canal, Founder of Ottawa. inscribed/signed by author
Historical Society of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1982, ISBN:0920969146 
LEGGET, Robert. John By : Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers 1779-1836. Builder of the Rideau Canal, Founder of Ottawa. (Ottawa): Historical Society of Ottawa, May 1982. Printed by LeDroit - LeClerc. Pp (6),1-63,(1). Genealogical table. 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April 17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario), the author of Rideau Waterway, Ottawa River Canals and Ottawa Waterway. Foreword by Judith N. Burns; Prologue; Part One; 1779-1826. Woolwich - Plymouth - Canada First service - Peninsula War - Waltham Abbey; Enfield - Shernfold Park, Frant. Part Two; 1826-1836. Why the Canal was built - Selection of John By - The Canal - The Setting - How John By Built It - John By'sAssistants - Care of his men - A Man of Vision - Problems - Helping Others -Bytown-Ottawa - Some other Pleasures - Domestic Life - Triumph and Traged y -Some Tributes -The End. With epilogue, notes, bibliography. Fine copy. .Signed withut inscription by Legget, May 6, 1986. 40.00

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131 LEGGET, Robert BY, John) John By : Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers 1779-1836. Builder of the Rideau Canal, Founder of Ottawa. inscribed/signed by author
Historical Society of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1982, ISBN:0920969146 
LEGGET, Robert. John By : Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers 1779-1836. Builder of the Rideau Canal, Founder of Ottawa. (Ottawa): Historical Society of Ottawa, May 1982. Printed by LeDroit - LeClerc. Pp (6),1-63,(1). Genealogical table. 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April 17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario), the author of Rideau Waterway, Ottawa River Canals and Ottawa Waterway. Foreword by Judith N. Burns; Prologue; Part One; 1779-1826. Woolwich - Plymouth - Canada First service - Peninsula War - Waltham Abbey; Enfield - Shernfold Park, Frant. Part Two; 1826-1836. Why the Canal was built - Selection of John By - The Canal - The Setting - How John By Built It - John By'sAssistants - Care of his men - A Man of Vision - Problems - Helping Others -Bytown-Ottawa - Some other Pleasures - Domestic Life - Triumph and Traged y -Some Tributes -The End. With epilogue, notes, bibliography. Presentationcopy inscribed and signed by author. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 30.00

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132 LEGGET, Robert F. Canals of the World series. Canals of Canada. First Edition in dustjacket.
Douglas, David & Charles, Vancouver and Newton Abbot, 1976, ISBN:0889140456 
LEGGET, Robert F. Canals of Canada. Vancouver and Newton Abbot : Douglas, David & Charles, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(1),1-261,(1), + 24 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, pebbled black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Canals of the World series. "Canad's river and lake systems are vast, so that transportation and communication by water havebeen possible without the massive canal building that was needed in Europe , especially in Britain. Canada therefore is not crisscrossed wtih canals winding their way across level ground. Here is the story of how engineers, by building connections and skilfully placing locks, have adapted and improved the natural waterways to enable giant ships to penetrate deep into the land." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Waterways of Canada: an introduction; 2. Short-cuts in the Maritimes: The Chignecto, St Peter's, Shubenacadie and Canso Canals (21-35); 3. Water Route to the States: The Chambly Canaland the Lock at St Ours; 4. Canals for Defence: The Ottawa River Canals an d the Rideau Canal; 5. Canals along Indian Routes: The Trent Canal system and the Murray Canal; 6. Some Minor Canals: Branch Canals -- Locks at Poupore, Muskoka and St Andrews -- Canals in the West, on Lake Ontario and at Newmarket; 7. The Great Dream: the Georgian Bay Ship Canal; 8. The St LawrenceSystem; 9. The Lachine Canal; 10. The St Lawrence Canals; 11. The Welland Canal; 12. Locks at Sault Ste Marie; 13. The St Lawrence Seaway; 14. A Journey up the Seaway; 15. L'Envoi. Very good in lightly spine-sunned dustjacket. 20.00

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133 LEGGET, Robert F. Transactions of the Newcomen Society, Vol. 40 Ottawa River Canals and Portage Railways. signed
1968, 1968 
LEGGET, Robert F. The Ottawa River Canals and Portage Railways. Excerpt Transactions of the Newcomen Society, Vol. XL, 1967-68. Pp 61-73,(1) + one plate. Maps. 8vo, pale blue stapled cardcovers, lettered in black.

Robert Ferguson Legget (b. September 29, 1904, Liverpool, England - d. April 17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario).

Contents :
The Ottawa River;
Military Route - Montreal to Kingston;
The Lock at Ste. Anne's;
The Ottawa River Canals;
Traffic on the Ottawa River;
The Carillon and Grenville Railway;
Navigation of the Upper Ottawa;
The (Proposed) Georgian Bay Ship Canal;
Conclusion.

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134 LEROY, Edwin D. Delaware and Hudson Canal : A History
Wayne County Historical Society, 1950, 
LEROY, Edwin D. The Delaware and Hudson Canal : A History . [N.pl.]: The Wayne County Historical Society, (1950). Pp. 1-95,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, bluecloth with gilt lettering to front and blank spine. Some spotting to front gutter, else vg. 30.00

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135 LESSTRANG, Jacques Seaway. in dj.
Salisbury Press, 1976, 
LESSTRANG, Jacques. Seaway: The Untold Story of North America's Fourth Seacoast. Seattle, Wash.: Salisbury Press Book, (1976). Pp 214. 4to, pebbled blue cloth. An illustrated volume of Seaway boosterism that examines the politics of its development from a distinctly partisan perspective. Vg in rubbed dj. 50.00

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136 LEWIS, Wm. Draper TAFT, William Howard, intro. ROOSEVELT, Theodore Life of Theodore Roosevelt. US no dj
United Publishers of the United States and Canada, 1919, 
LEWIS, Wm. Draper. The Life of Theodore Roosevelt. With an Introduction by William Howard Taft. Illustrated. N.pl.: United Publishers of the United States and Canada, 1919. Pp 544. 8vo, green cloth. Chapters of nautical interest : 8. Assistant Secretary of the Navy; 14. The Panama Canal; 17. What HeDid for the Navy. Rubbed, rear hinge cracked, else vg. 25.00

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137 LILLIE, Harry R. Path Through Penguin City
Ernest Benn, London, 1955, 
LILLIE, Harry R. The Path Through Penguin City. L.: Ernest Benn, (1955). Pp. 302. 24 paged of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with metallic lettering and tooling to spine. Contents: 1. Through All the Seas, 2. Two Canals to China, 3.The Piglets go South, 4. Penguin City, 5. Elephant Beach, 6. In the Wake o f Shackleton, 7. What Dreadful Thing is This?, 8. Abattoir in a Gale, 9. Thou shalt Pay a Price, 10. Sedna Triumphant, 11. So This is Whaling, 12. Back to South Georgia, 13. The Council Rock, 14. The Penguins go North, 15. The Road through the Isles, 16. What must be Done?, 17. To the Land of the Bald Eagle, 18. The Waters of the White Seal, 19. Dawn, 20. The Path Goes On.Top edge spotted, ow vg. 30.00

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138 Liverpool] Port of Liverpool
Modern Transport, London, 1928, 
[Liverpool]. The Port of Liverpool : Transport on Mersey-side : A reprint of special articles, appearing in the enlarged issue of Modern Transport dated May 12, and published in connection with the Seventh Annual Congress of the Institute of Transport, May 17-19, 1928. L.: Modern Transport, 1928. Pp. 44. Illustrated. Quadruple column. Oblong 8vo, printed stapled olive cardcovers. Reprinted from Modern Transport, May 12, 1928. Includes maps and b lack and white panoramic photographs of the Liverpool waterfront. Rubbed, two small damp spots to front cover, minor creasing, two small chips to rearcover, front upper corner clipped, else vg. 70.00

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139 LOOMEIJER, Frits R Met Zeil en Treil. in dj.
Uitgeverij De Alk b.v., 1980, 
LOOMEIJER, Frits R. Met Zeil en Treil de tjalk in binnen- en buitenvaart. Alkmaar: Uitgeverij De Alk b.v., 1980. Pp 160. 4to, brown cloth. An illustrated examination of the Netherlands' traditional canal and coastwise trades. In Dutch. Vg in slightly rubbed dj. 60.00

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140 LOURIE, Peter. River of Mountains : A Canoe Journey down the Hudson. First Edition in dustjacket
Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, N.Y., 1995, ISBN:0815603150 
LOURIE, Peter. River of Mountains : A Canoe Journey down the Hudson. (Syracuse, N.Y.) : Syracuse University Press, (1995). First Printing. Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-327,(3). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine.“Lourie completed his trip. It took him three weeks and marked the first t ime anyone has traveled from the source of the Hudson to the mouth in a single vessel. The Hudson proved to be a very changeable river. It includes seven locks and nine power dams. The northern half is a true river with strong current, but the lower half is tidal, a sunken river from the days of glaciers. In its first 165 miles, it drops more than 4,000 feet to Albany. Thesecond half falls no more than a foot. Lourie's account of his trip is a f resh look at one of America's great and complex waterways, one of the few, in fact, that still contains its historical and biological species of fish.It is also the longest inland estuary in the world. Henry Hudson called it the "great river of the mountains." Nowadays, too often the Hudson is ster eotyped as a ruined, polluted industrial river. its glorious past is compared to its present neglect. In River of Mountains, Peter Lourie combines theHudson's rich history and descriptions of some of the region's most impres sive landscape with the residents of its mill towns, the loggers, commercial fishermen, and barge pilots - all of whom are proof that the river is still a thriving, vital waterway.” - from the dj. Contents : Part One : Adirondack Hudson. 1. Preparation. 2. The Great Portage. 3. Lake Tear of the Clouds. 4. The Adirondack River. 5. The Gorge. 6. Adirondack Miners, Loggers, and Good-bye. Part Two : Dams and Locks. 7. A Forgotten Town. 8. Dams. 9. The Feeder Canal. 10. Lock. 11. The Hudson River Champlain Canal. Part Three : The Tide. 12. Canoeing the Tides. 13. Albany. 14. The Catskill Hudson. 15. Catskill to Poughkeepsie. 16. Home. Part Four : River of Mountains to theSea. 17. The Hudson Highlands. 18. Big Bays and Big Water. 19. Last Night on River Time. 20. Maximum Ebb to the Sea. Name, else very good in slightlyedgeworn dustjacket. 27.00

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