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281 HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel. CHASE, Owen). Stove By a Whale : Owen Chase and the Essex. First Edition, Paperback.
Wesleyan University Press; University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1990, ISBN:0819562440 
HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel. Stove By a Whale : Owen Chase and the Essex. Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press; published by University Press of New England, (1990). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),[3]-273,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with blue lettered white title blocks to front cover and spine. "This first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship's first mate of the survivors' three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative thatinspired Herman Melville's masterpiece 'Moby Dick'." - from rear. Above an d beyond chronicling the loss of the Essex and the ordeals of survival facing the crew, this volume also contains the following appendices: A. Herman Melville's Annotations and Markings in His Copy of Owen Chase's Narrative; B. The Story of the Essex shipwreck Presented in Captain Pollard's Interview with George Bennet; C. Thomas Chapple's Account of the Loss of the Essex;D. March 7, 1821, Letter of Commodore Ridgely to the Secretary of the Navy ; E. The "Paddack Letter" on the Rescue of Captain Pollard and Charles Ramsdell; F. Report of the Essex Shipwreck and Rescue in the Sydney Gazette, June 9, 1821; G. Table of Islands from Bowditch's Navigator; H. Chase Genealogy. With index. Acquisition note to half-title page, else very good. 16.00

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282 HEMMING, Robert J. Ships Gone Missing : The Great Lakes Storm of 1913. Hardcover in dustjacket
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1992, 
HEMMING, Robert J. Ships Gone Missing [: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913]. Chicago : Contemporary Books, (1992). Pp 197. Illustrated. 8vo, black spine, grey boards. "In November 1913 a storm of enormous power raged across the Great Lakes for four horror-filled days, sinking a dozen ships, damaging twenty-five more, drowning almost three hundred sailors and passengers, and wreaking havoc ashore in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan and much of Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 22.00

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283 HENNEBERRY, Allan P. Wreck Diving Tales : Diving Nova Scotia's Shipwrecks. First Edition. Signed
iUniverse, Inc., New York / Lincoln / Shanghai, 2008, ISBN:9780595500505 
HENNEBERRY, Allan P.. Wreck Diving Tales : Diving Nova Scotia's Shipwrecks.New York / Lincoln / Shanghai : iUniverse, Inc., (2008). Pp (8),ix-xvii,(1 ),1-148,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated green card covers, lettered in blue, black and white. Contents : Author's Note. Introduction. 1. H.M.H.S. Letitia: A Charmed Life? 2. Captain Brannen & the Deliverance. 3. F.V.Halfish: A Personal Tie. 4. Forgotten Submarine, HMS L-26. 5. M.T. British Freedom: Oil on Cold Seas. 6. S.S. Kolkhosnik: aka The Russian. 7. Collisi on at Sea: M.S. Kaaparen. 8. The ``Mystery Schooner''---Hebridean? 9. Disaster in Chedabucto Bay: S.S. Arrow. 10. Empire Kingfisher: Risdon Beazley's First Canadian Salvage Operation. 11. Halifax Harbour Diving: Bottles & China. 12. Deeper Into the Abyss. Afterword. Very good. Signed by the author. 24.00

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284 HICKS, Brian When the Dancing Stopped : The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake.
Free Press, New York, 2006, ISBN:9780743280082 
HICKS, Brian. When the Dancing Stopped : The Real Story of the Morro CastleDisaster and Its Deadly Wake. New York : Free Press, (2006). First Printin g. Pp [i]-xxi,(1),[1]-346,+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth spine, greypaper covered boards, black lettering to spine. "During the dark days of t he Great Depression, thousands of weary souls escaped their bleak lives fora week of paradise aboard the Ward Line's glamorous cruise ship, the Morro Castle. It was the most famous passenger liner of its day, lightning fast, elegantly appointed. It was also a ticking time bomb. It was the summer of 1934. Two sailors joined the Morro Castle crew, one a teenager on his firs t job away from home, the other a dangerous psychopath. Within two months, they would witness the end of the party in a single night of death, killer storms, and catastrophic fire. And that was only the beginning of a twenty-year-long story. In When the Dancing Stopped, we too walk up the gangplank to that art-deco liner and, at first, enjoy the glamour and the sultry Havana nights. With mounting suspense, we also witness the launch of a mystery that mesmerized the nation and then, in the midst of troubled times, faded away. Award-winning author Brian Hicks, using newly declassified FBI files,thousands of pages of investigation notes, testimony, and new interviews, takes the reader on a mid-century cruise through history, revealing a cold-case file that had been, until now, left unsolved for history. And, as he relates in this work of masterful storytelling, it all began with the last cruise of the Morro Castle. One of those two men, Thomas Torresson Jr., first sailed on the cruise ship as a high school senior recovering from seriousillness and soon found a love that would endure his entire life. Within mo nths, he would join the crew. For George Rogers, a gifted radio operator with a secret past, the ship was merely the latest in a long line of jobs. Their paths would cross several times on the way to their destiny, and the disaster would affect the two in very different ways: one would become famous, the other scarred forever. In the grand tradition of The Devil in the White City, Hicks details a desperate investigation and the search for what may be the modern era's first serial killer through the tragic backdrop of a country suffering through depression and a buildup to war. With cameos by J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ernest Hemingway, When the Dancing Stopped is the captivating true story of two men irrevocably bound by history—a true American hero and a dangerous killer masquerading as one. Morethan that, there is the larger cast of characters: crew members and passen gers, investigators, scoundrels, and, yes, additional victims. For the story that began on that storm-tossed night off the coast of New Jersey continued, as we now learn, for decades to come." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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285 HILL, A.M. FIELDING, W.S. ANCIENT, W.J., Rev. It Happened To Me. First Edition in dustjacket
Thorn Press, Toronto , 1942, 
HILL, A.M., Ph.D., D.D. It Happened To Me [dj adds : A book of interesting sketches of out-of-the-way experiences well told, and well worth telling]. Toronto : Thorn Press, 1942. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-111,(1). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.516, Rhodenizer p.385. Some reminiscences, mostly Nova Scotian, of Rev. Allen Massie Hunt (1976-1943), a Halifax native and Presbyterian churchman. Includes : I Meet the Hero of the Atlantic Wreck [Rev. W.J. Ancient]; Business with the Navy (collecting debts for his father's Halifax photography studio/shop); The Royal Yacht Comes to Port [the Ophir, Oct.1901]; The Hold-Up Man; The Vanishing Night Prowler; The Last Sad Rites; The Minister is Rebuked; The Minister's Visitors; The Death Watch [a black man from a western N.S. town on death row]. ; The Guest Speaker; The PresentationWatch [Clark's Harbour]; My Rum-Running Friend; A Minister of Finance Goes Down to Defeat [W.S. Fielding, federal minister, from Queen's-Shelburne, i n 1911]; A Midnight Visitor; Disasters [the Halifax Explosion (pp.103-7); an I.C.R. train crash at Belmont, near Truro; and the wreck of the Hestia atGrand Manan]. Very good in very good crisp dust jacket. 60.00

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286 HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1995, ISBN:0804722919 
HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. Stanford : Stanford University Press, (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),[1]-364,(8). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with copper-coloured titlesto spine. "On the morning of July 24, 1915, the steamer Eastland capsized in the Chicago River as she was casting off her lines preparing to depart on an excursion of Western Electric Company employees to a company picnic. The accident killed more than 800 men, women, and children, making it the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and in the history of the Great Lakes. This first comprehensive account of the Eastland disaster attempts to explain what has always been regarded as an inexplicable event. In the process, the author refutes many of the myths that have grown out of the Eastland tragedy, notably that the ship capsized because most of her passengers suddenly rushed from starboard -- the wharf side -- to port. No similar maritime disaster has received more attention to detail than the author has accorded the Eastland, making this a landmark study in the annals ofAmerican maritime history." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. The Michi gan Steamship Company; 2. The Lake Shore Navigation Company; 3. The St. Joseph - Chicago Steamship Company; 4. The Disaster; 5. The Immediate Aftermath; 6. The Criminal Actions; 7. The Civil Actions; 8. The Wilmette. With thefollowing appendices: A. Registry Data; B. Hull List, Jenks Ship Building Company; C. Evaluation of the Eastland by Professor Herbert Charles Sadler (pp. 243-282); D. List of Victims. With notes and index. Very good in dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by Hilton the half-title page. 50.00

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287 HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. First Paperback Printing
Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1996, ISBN:0804728011 
HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. Stanford : Stanford University Press, (1996). First Paperback Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),1-364,(8). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. "This is the first comprehensive account of the capsizing in 1915 of the steamer Eastland, an accident that killed more than 800 men, women, and children - the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and the worst in the history of the Great Lakes. [...] Alterations and the addition of more lifeboats and rafts after the Titanic sank made the Eastland so unstable that it rolled over in the ChicagoRiver." - from the back cover. Contents: 1. The Michigan Steamship Company ; 2. The Lake Shore Navigation Company; 3. The St. Joseph - Chicago Steamship Company; 4. The Disaster; 5. The Immediate Aftermath; 6. The Criminal Actions; 7. The Civil Actions; 8. The Wilmette. With the following appendices: A. Registry Data; B. Hull List, Jenks Ship Building Company; C. Evaluation of the Eastland by Professor Herbert Charles Sadler (pp. 243-282); D. List of Victims. With notes and index. Very good. 25.00

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288 HOEHLING, A. A. Lost at Sea : New evidence on 8 of nautical history's most baffling enigmas. in dj.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, 1999, ISBN:0811709299 
HOEHLING, A. A. Lost at Sea. [cover adds: New evidence on 8 of nautical history's most baffling enigmas]. (Harrisburg, PA): Stackpole Books, (1984). Pp. (4),v-ix,(1),1-246 Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering tospine. Chapters : 1. Mary Celeste - The missing log; 2. SS Waratah - "As s afe as a church!"; 3. ; RMS Lusitania - A midchannel course 4. HMS Hampshire - Who killed Lord Kitchener?; 5. The Cyclops - Spurlos versenkt; 6. MorroCastle - A case of the "human equation"?; 7. SSN Scorpion - Death at "Poin t Oscar"; 8. SS Poet - "Sudden and catastrophic". Acknowledgments, bibliography and notes. Bookplate to front pastedown, else very good in rubbed, nicked, unclipped dj. 20.00

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289 HOEHLING, A.A. Epics of the Sea. US in dj
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1977, ISBN:0809281295 
HOEHLING, A.A. Epics of the Sea. Chicago : Contemporary Books, Inc., (1977). Pp 228. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth. Chapters : 1. The Ordeal of William Bligh; 2. Blue Riband; 3. Cruise of the Alabama; 4. The Jeannette Expedition; 5. Return of the Mammoths; 6. Why Did They Sink the Lusitania; 7. U.S.S. Squalus - The Nineteenth Dive; 8.The Little Ships of Dunkirk. Bumping toextremities, dampstain to to top edge, browning to endpapers, pen notation to ffep, ow very good in chipped and dampstained dj. 30.00

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290 HOEHLING, A.A. and Mary Last Voyage of the Lusitania. 2nd US in dj
Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1956, 
HOEHLING, A.A. and Mary. The Last Voyage of the Lusitania. With Photographs. New York: Henry Holt and Co., (May 1956). Second Printing. Pp. (10),11-255,(1), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine, black boards, black lettering to spine. The story of the sinking of the Lusitania, which was the first unarmed passenger ship to be attacked withoutwarning during wartime. Tape ghosts to boards, else very good in price-cli pped, verso-taped dust jacket. 25.00

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291 HOGG, Elaine Ingalls Images of Our Past) Historic Grand Manan. First Edition.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096013 
HOGG, Elaine Ingalls. Historic Grand Manan . (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2007). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-152. With 168 b&w photos in the text as well as other illustrations. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey cardcovers with blue spine. A volume in the Images Of Our Past series. "The largest island of the archipelago situated at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, Grand Manan has for centuries served as a shelter to the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Nations, Norse explorers, American privateers, Loyalists, and more. Its history has been doubtlessly enriched by the basaltic cliffs and underwater ledges around the island, which have caused countless shipwrecks, but there is much more to the island's story. A thriving fishery, a close-knit community, and the challenges of island life have all contributed to Grand Manan's rich past. In Historic Grand Manan, the island's story is recountedthrough historic images and detailed captions. Extending well beyond a mer e recitation of dates and events, the book breathes life and meaning into the history of Grand Manan -- the stories behind place names like Bonnys Brook and Tar's cove, the establishment of the first schools, and the perils of early travel to the mainland. Long-time residents, first-time visitors, and even admirers from afar will cherish this guide to the remarkable history of Grand Manan." - from rear cover. Contents : Preface; Timeline; Introduction; 1. Geology and Geography; 2. Lighthouses and Landmarks (pp.20-31); 3. The Fisheries (pp.32-54); ; 4. Transportation (pp.55-68); 5. Schools; 6. Churches; 7. Businesses and Homes; 8. People and Community Life; 9. Wood Island. With index. Very good. 20.00

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292 HOLLETT, David. Passage to the New World : Packet Ships and Irish Famine Emigrants, 1845-1851. First Edition in dustjacket.
Heaton Publishing, Abergavenny, Gwent, 1995, ISBN:1872006086 
HOLLETT, David. Passage to the New World : Packet Ships and Irish Famine Emigrants, 1845-1851. Abergavenny, Gwent: P.M. Heaton Publishing, 1995. FirstEdition. Pp. (4),5-232. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to s pine. "After outlining the development of the Great Hunger, this work givesmuch attention to the maritime aspects of the ensuing exodus. The voyage f rom Ireland to Liverpool, in the early steamers, being covered in great detail. Attention has been given to the hazards faced by emigrants in Liverpool, the ships used by these emigrants; and the commanders, officers, and crews of these sailing ships. Details are given about the American owners, andbuilders of these early packet ships; and conditions in the steerage accom modation is described at length. There are also chapters on shipwrecks and disasters; the St. Lawrence River, and the Fever ships of 1847; and the prospects and pitfalls facing the emigrants, on their arrival in the New World." -from the preface. Contents: 1. The Great Hunger; 2. From Ireland to Liverpool; 3. Liverpool, Gateway to the World; 4. Racketeers, and Advice to Emigrants; 5. The Western Ocean Packets; 6. The Officers and Crews; 7. The Passage Out; 8. Shipwrecks and Disasters; 9. The St. Lawrence, and the Fever Ships of 1847; 10. The New World. With notes and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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Wreck of the Deutschland.  deluxe ed. signed by Dickey., HOPKINS, Gerard Manley DICKEY, James, ed.
293 HOPKINS, Gerard Manley DICKEY, James, ed. Wreck of the Deutschland. deluxe ed. signed by Dickey.
David Godine, 1971, 
HOPKINS, Gerard Manley. The Wreck of the Deutschland. Introduction by JamesDickey. Boston: David Godine, 1971. Pp [32]. 8vo, patterned paper-covered boards. See Bruccoli & Baughman, James Dickery: A Bibliography B10. Number 34 of a Deluxe Edition limited to 1250 copies. Poet and novelist James Dickey's own copy with his signature and bookplate. Faintest rubbing to spine ends and front corners, else very good in mylar wrapper. 650.00

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294 HOPKINS, Gerard Manley DICKEY, James, ed. Wreck of the Deutschland. trade edition.
David Godine, Boston, 1971, 
HOPKINS, Gerard Manley. The Wreck of the Deutschland. Introduction by JamesDickey. Boston : David Godine, 1971. Trade Edition. Pp [32]. 8vo, ill. car d covers. See Bruccoli & Baughman, James Dickery: A Bibliography B10. Very faint rubbing to extremities, else very good. 40.00

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295 HOUGH, George A. Disaster on Devil's Bridge
Marine Historical Association, 1963, 
HOUGH, George A., Jr. Disaster on Devil's Bridge. Mystic, CT : The Marine Historical Association, Inc., No.42, (1963). Pp 146. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. On the loss of the steamer City of Columbus. Spine ends chipped, else vg. 25.00

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296 HOUGH, Richard Blind Horn's Hate. UK pb
Arrow Books, London, 1971, 
HOUGH, Richard. The Blind Horn's Hate. (London): Arrow Books, (1973). Pp 336. 8vo, ill. card covers. An examination of the few triumphs and many frustrations experienced by Drake, Magellan and other European explorers in their attempts to find a passage around Cape Horn. Illustrated with photographsby the author. Very slightly rubbed, else vg. 8.50

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297 HOWELLS, Richard Myth of the Titanic. in dj.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999, ISBN:0312221487 
HOWELLS, Richard. The Myth of the Titanic . New York: St. Martin's Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,1-213,(7), + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The first critical analysis of the Titanic as modern myth, this book focuses on the second of thetwo Titanics. The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remnants of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic. Thesecond is the mythical Titanic, which emerged just as its tangible predece ssor slipped from view on 15 April 1912. It is the second of the two Titanics which remains the more interesting and which continues to carry culturalresonances today. 'The Myth of the Titanic' begins with the launching of t he 'unsinkable ship' and ends with the outbreak of the 'war to end all wars'. It provides an insight into the particular culture of late Edwardian Britain and beyondd this draws far greater conclusions about the complex relationships between myth, history, popular culture and society as a whole." - from the dust jacket. Very good in dust jacket. Curiously relatively uncommon in hardcover. 35.00

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298 HUNTER, Andrew To a Watery Grave / La mer, lieu de repos eternal
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2004, ISBN:0920089577 
HUNTER, Andrew. To a Watery Grave / La mer, lieu de repos éternal. [Charlottetown, PEI]: Confederation Centre Art Gallery, (2004). Pp. 99 of leaves ofonion skin paper. Illustrated. Bilingual text. Small 8vo, blue cloth, blac k cloth covered spine with silver titles. To a Watery Grave, curated by Andrew Hunter, is a collection of stories linked by the theme of the shipwreck, literal and metaphorical. New. 9.95

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299 Hurricanes - United States] New England Hurricane : A Factual Pictorial Record
Hale, Cushman & Flint, Boston, 1938, 
[Hurricanes - United States]. New England Hurricane : A Factual, Pictorial Record . Written and compiled by members of the Federal Writers' Project ofthe Works Progress Adminstration in the New England States. Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, (November 1938). Fourth Printing. Pp. [1]-220,(4). Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth with yellow lettering to spine. A photographicdocumentary of the devastation caused by an Atlantic coast hurricane. Spin e roll, nicking to spine ends, else vg. 25.00

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300 INGERSOLL, L.K. CATHER, Willa GUPTILL, Ernest W. On This Rock : An Island Anthology. First Edition
Gerrish House Society, Grand Manan, N.B.:, 1963, 
INGERSOLL, L.K. On This Rock : An Island Anthology. Grand Manan, N.B. : "Published for the Benefit of the Museum Fund, by Gerrish House Society", 1963. First Printing. Pp (12),13-70,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, french wraps. Chapters :1. A Province for Pilgrims; 2. Wreck of the Lord Ashburton (January, 1857, pp.25-33); 3. Gannet Rock - Fundy Guardian; 4. Buoys, Bells and Beacons(pp.42-46, on the CGS Walter E. Foster, Bay of Fundy lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, commanded by Capt. Burnett E. Denton); 5. The Man Behind the Screen [on contribtions to marine radar done by Dr. Ernest W. Guptill, a native of Grand Manan and long-time professor at Dalhousie]; 6. The Grace Darling Sails Away; 7. Shadows on the Rock [pp.55-66, on Willa Cather and the cottage that was her hideaway], 8. The Cross Endures. Minor waterstain, else vg. 25.00

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