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41 HOAGLAND, Edward Tugman's Passage. First Edition in dustjacket
Random House, New York, 1982, 
HOAGLAND, Edward. The Tugman's Passage. New York : Random House, 1982. First Edition. Pp 208. 8vo, blue cloth spine, brown paper-covered boards. The Life andTimes of Johnny Appleseed. The Life and Adventures of New York City Tugboat Men. Street Life in Cairo and Dar es Salaam. The Pains and Paradoxes of Being Male and Female; The Pains and Dilemmas of an Aging America. TheUnease of Writers between Books. The Natural History of Swallows, Juneberr ies, Foxes and Toads Remainder mark, else very good in dustjacket (df spinesun-faded). 20.00

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42 HOOYER, Henry H. Behavior and Handling of Ships.
Cornell Maritime Press, Centreville, Maryland, 1983, ISBN:0870333062 
HOOYER, Henry H. Behavior and Handling of Ships. Centreville, Maryland : Cornell Maritime Press, (1983). Pp (6), vii-x, (2), 3-139, (3). Illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine. Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Peripatetic Pivot Point ; 2. Rudder and Propellor ; 3. Wind ; 4. Bow Thruster, Tugs ; 5. Current ; 6. The Anchor ; 7. Narrow Channels ;8. Practical Applications ; Appendix A. Lateral Morion ; Appendix B. Rotat ional Motion ; Appendix C. Comparison Table. With errata slip laid in. Verygood. 25.00

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43 HUNTER, Robert. PROUD, John H., (ed.) Tug's Rescue Work : The Autobiography of a Retired Tugmaster.
Printability Publishing Ltd. on behalf of John H. Proud, Hartlepool, 2003, ISBN:1872239412 
HUNTER, Robert. A Tug's Rescue Work : The Autobiography of a Retired Tugmaster. Editor: John H. Proud. (Hartlepool : Published by Printability Publishing Ltd. on behalf of John H. Proud, 2003). Pp (2),1-44,(2). Illustrated. Maps. 4to, illustrated red stapled card covers. “This is a true account of the experiences and adventures of the writer from boyhood to retirement in connection with Tyne tugs. The River Tyne was the birthplace of tugs and tugboatmen, therefore Tyne-built tugs have been delivered all over the world, their outstanding qualities being known to all. Of all branches of shipping, least has been told about Tyne tugs and the work they have accomplished in the last fifty years. Few sailors work harder or risk more for the money they receive: the work is arduous and the long hours, often ninety to a hundred per week on duty, continually bearing the vagaries of all weathers, especially on the north-east coast of England.” (from the Foreword). Contents: The Early Years (My First Days at Work; Back To School; Coasting; To the Tugs Once More; Studying Again; The Lure of Tugboating Proves Irresistible ; The Glenmorben Episode); Tugs on which Robert Hunter Served [pictorial]; Other tugs mentioned in the text [pictorial]; In Command (Master of Ben Ledi; Master of Conqueror; Master of Robert Redhead; Master of George V (2)); Rescue and Salvage Through the Second World War (How Tyne tugs helped outwit the Germans; November 1940: S.S. Oslofjord); Other tugs mentioned in the text [pictorial]; Post War Activities (The Fate of Berengaria and Monarch of Bermuda; The Shaw Savill & Albion Liner Dominion Monarch; Rescue of the trawler Avola; First Sea Voyage of the Aircraft Carrier HMS Albion; City of Manchester); Retirement; Present day Svitzer tugs on the rivers Tyne & Tees[pictorial]. Ex-library (spine label, discard inkstamp), surface tear to t itle page, else very good. 70.00

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44 JENSON, L.B. JENSON, L.B. Vanishing Halifax. Third Printing.
Petheric Press, 1969, 
JENSON, L.B. Vanishing Halifax : Drawings by... Halifax : Petheric Press, (1969). Third Printing. Pp (90). Oblong 8vo, comb-bound card covers. Latham B. "Yogi" Jenson (b. 1921, Calgary - 2005). Pen & ink drawings with explanatory texts by the artist. Includes Government House, the Crimean Memorial, St. Matthew's Church, the Henry House, the entrance to the Citadel, the OldTown Clock, St. Paul's Church, City Hall, the old ferry terminal, George's Island, the Old Gunwharf Gate, Province House, Keith Hall, the courtyard o f Keith's Brewery, the MacDonald Bridge, St. George's Church, the Little Dutch Church, Royal Artillery Park, the Cambridge Military Library, the Bollord House (corner of Sackville & Dresden), the Public Gardens, Dalhousie's A&A building, and the Martello Tower. Of nautical interest: "Tugs at Rest," [Foundation tugs], the Bluenose II, the Mission to Seamen, "By the Centre Gate" [view of a familiar shop near the entrance to the Dockyard], Dockyard staff houses, Admiralty House, the old RNSYS Clubhouse, the Sambro Light Ship, the Battle of the Atlantic memorial, "HMC Ships Skeena & Restigouche leaving Halifax," and a sailor-frequented tattooing parlour at the corner of Barrington & Hurd. Also a few general views, a panorama of Brunswick Street, some architectural details and a map. Edges browned, else vg. 14.00

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45 JENTSCHURA, Hansgeorg, Dieter JUNG and Peter MICKEL JUNG, Dieter Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945. Secondt British Printing in dustjacket
Arms & Armour Press, London, 1982, ISBN:0853681511 1982 0853681511 / 9780853681519 
JENTSCHURA, Hansgeorg, Dieter JUNG and Peter MICKEL. Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945. (London) : Arms & Armour Press, (1982). Second British Printing. Pp (5),10-284. Double column. Over 500 illustrations in the text. Small 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
A translation (with revisions) of Die Japanischen Kriegsschiffe, 1869-1945 (1970).

Chapters :
1. Ironclads, Battleships and Battlecruisers;
2. Aircraft Carriers and Aviation Transports;
3. Armoured Cruisers;
4. Heavy Cruisers;
5. Cruising Ships, 1857-1900;
6. Protected Cruisers;
7. Light Cruisers;
8. Gunboats;
9. Torpedo Boats and Destroyers;
10. Motor Torpedo Boats and Motor Gunboats;
11. Submarines;
12. Escort and Patrol Vessels;
13. Minelayers;
14. Minesweepers;
15. Submarine Chasers;
16. Landing Ships and Landing Craft;
17. Armed Merchant Cruisers;
18. Submarine Depot Ships;
19. Repair Ships;
20. Ammunition Ships;
21. Transports;
22. Supply Ships and Colliers;
23. Oilers;
24. Standard Merchant Ships;
25. Hospital Ships;
26. Survey Vessels;
27. Research Ships and Icebreakers;
28. Tugs;
29. Utility Vessels;
30. Training Ships;
31. Target Vessels;
32. Miscellaneous Assault Craft;
33. Royal Yacht;
34. List of Miscellaneous Mercantile Auxiliary Vessels.
With index.

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46 KEEBLE, Peter. RAWLINGS, Bernard, Admiral Sir Ordeal by Water. First Edition
Longmans, Green , London, New York, Toronto, 1957, 
KEEBLE, Peter. Ordeal by Water. With a Foreword by Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings. With decorations by the author. London, New York, Toronto : Longmans,Green and Co., (1957). First Edition. Pp [i]-viii,(4),[1]-216, frontis + 6 pp plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law 1411. “In the cl osing days of 1941, a dramatic summons from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham fetched the author of this book from his minesweeper in Alexandria harbour to the Commander-in-Chief's flagship, to be dispatched to South Africa on a mission of desperate urgency. His task was to raise men and equipment to augment the almost negligible salvage ; force then operating in the Middle East - a force whose inadequacy had been revealed by the successful Italian two-man submarine attack on the battleships Valiant and Queen Elizabeth at their berths in Alexandria. This opened a new career for Lt-Cdr. Peter Keeble in the highly experimental field of Naval Salvage, and a few months laterhe found himself dropping into the luke-warm waters of the Red Sea harbour of Massawa in a diving suit he hardly knew how to control. It was his firs t salvage operation, and from this uncertain beginning he rose ultimately to command, as Fleet Salvage Officer, Eastern Mediterranean and Levant, a powerful force of auxiliary vessels, salvage ships, rescue tugs and lifting craft. But to the end of the war, Lt.-Cdr. Keeble continued to grapple at first hand with the ever-varying problems that marine salvage presented. In the deepest dive of his career he entered a sunken U-boat in a boffin-commissioned search for a top- secret device to which, he knew, a demolition charge had been wired. On another occasion, he and his men acted as human minesweepers when they crawled about the bottom of a Greek harbour, marking the mines with buoys. And with one of his Petty Officers, in what the great authority, Sir Robert Davis, has described as "perhaps the most outstanding under- water cutting operation ever undertaken", he burnt the damaged screws off Valiant in the course of an ordeal that has left its marks on him to this day.” - from the dj. Contents : 1. Altering Course. 2. Initiation. 3. Down to Work. 4. Mopping up at Massawa. 5. Holocaust in Tripoli. 6. The Fightfor 'Leopard'. 7. Make and Mend. 8. Top Secret Dive. 9. More Trouble. 10. 'Operation Manna'. 11. Surgeons to 'Valiant'. 12. Inglorious Episodes. Foxing to top edge, penned name, else very good in edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 70.00

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47 KILGOUR, Robert W History of the Canadian Naval Auxiliary Fleet. First Edition.
1968, 
KILGOUR, Robert W. A History of the Canadian Naval Auxiliary Fleet. No place [Halifax?] : The Author, n.d. [ca 1968]. Pp 34 leaves, [10] of appendix. Printed one side only. Large 8vo, (8½ x 11) , in yellow cardcovers, with metal duotang. Cover title is : history of Canadian Naval Auxiliary Vessels. A detailed (as far as surviving records permit) account in seven chapters of the development of auxiliary vessel services in the Canadian navy, concentrating chiefly on those in Halifax. The appendix has 15 b&w photos and a listing for the CNAV Sackville, the Flower-class corvette. Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. Scarce. 75.00

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48 LANG, Steven SPECTRE, Peter H. On the Hawser: A Tugboat Album. 1st pr in dj.
Down East Books, 1980, 
LANG, Steve and Peter H. SPECTRE. On the Hawser: A Tugboat Album. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvi,1-506,(2). Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, grey cloth with blue lettering to spine. A very nice copy of this classic, photographically-rich review of American tugboat operations, historical and contemporary. "Tugboats, the workhorses of the maritime world, are seldom written about, much less pictured. Here, for the first time, are phoots and stories of many of the oldest and most famous of the American tugs, as well as a representative selection of foreign tugs, especially the larger sea-going vessels that roam the world." -from the dust jacket. Contents include "Steam Tugs", "Diesel Tugs", "Salva ge and Rescue", "Foreign Tugs", "Building, Launching and Repair", "Tugs at Work", "The Crews", "Tug Moods". Name inked to ffep, light spotting to spine, light soiling to fore-edge of endpapers, else very good in lightly spine-foxed, nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 85.00

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49 LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Clyde. 1st.
Adlard Coles, Southampton, 1960, 
LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Clyde. Southampton: Adlard Coles, 1960. 1st ed. Pp. [1]-40. Illustrated. Small 8vo, stapled illustrated yellow card covers. Description of the Clyde, photos and statistics of the ocean liners andfreighters, ocean tankers, short sea and coastal ships, and tugs, informat ion about shipping companies, and a colour guide to funnel markings. Small tear in cover at staple, pen stroke to front, else vg. 30.00

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50 LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Clyde. 1st. lesser copy.
Adlard Coles, Southampton, 1960, 
LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Clyde. Southampton: Adlard Coles, 1960. 1st ed. Pp. [1]-40. Illustrated. Small 8vo, stapled illustrated yellow card covers. Description of the Clyde, photos and statistics of the ocean liners andfreighters, ocean tankers, short sea and coastal ships, and tugs, informat ion about shipping companies, and a colour guide to funnel markings. Spine quite worn, else vg. 20.00

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51 LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the London River. 1st.
Adlard Coles, Southampton, 1959, 
LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the London River. Southampton: Adlard Coles, 1959. 1st edition. Pp. (1), 4-38. Small 8vo, stapled illustrated red card covers. Diagrams of London docks, photos and specifications of ocean liners and freighters, short sea and coastal ships, colliers, and tugs, a list of shipping companies, and a colour funnel markings guide. Vg. 30.00

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52 LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Mersey and Manchester. 1st
Adlard Coles, Southampton, 1959, 
LE FLEMING, H.M. Ships of the Mersey and Manchester. Southampton: Adlard Coles, 1959. First ed. Pp. [1]-40. Illustrated. Small 8vo, stapled illustrated green card covers. Description of the Mersey, photos and statistics aboutthe ocean liners and freighters, ocean tankers, short sea and coastal ship s, coastal tankers, and tugs, information about shipping companies, and a colour guide to funnel markings. Very light wear to corners, else vg. 40.00

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53 LE FLEMING, H.M. Ian Allan ABC series) British Tugs. 3rd ed.
Ian Allan, London, 1960, 
LE FLEMING, H.M. British Tugs. London: Ian Allan, (1963). Third Edition. Pp. [1]-64,(1). Illustrated. Small 8vo, iillustrated stapled beige and blue card covers. A volume in the Ian Allan ABC series. Covers rubbed and lightlysoiled, else vg. 25.00

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54 LLOYD, Michael, Captain In Command : 200 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was Captain
Witherbys Publishing, London , 2007, ISBN:9781856093538 
LLOYD, Michael, Captain. In Command : 200 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was Captain. (London) : Witherbys Publishing, 2007. Pp [i]-xviii,1-227,(3).Illustrations throughout. 8vo, whie cardcovers. "Entertainingly written by Captain Michael Lloyd, and drawing on his own extensive experiences from 5 0 years at sea (retiring in 2007), this book will amuse, provoke and informon the subject of commanding a ship. " Foreword by Captain Edward Martin S cott. Chapters : 1. Shipping Companies : 1.1 The Company and Your Relationship; 1.2 Your Contract; 1.3 The Department; 1.4 Charterers and Charter-Party; 2. Joining the Ship: 2.1 Questions for the Leaving Master; 2.2 On Your Own; 3. Relationships : 3.1 The Chief Engineer; 3.2 The Chief Officer; 3.3 The Catering Department; 3.4 The Crew 4. Sailing : 4.1 Gangway Notice Board with ETD; 4.2 Crew Lists Ready; 4.3 Other Forms; 4.4 Stowaway Search; 4.5 Draught Read; 4.6 Pilot Boarding; 4.7 Weather Reports; 4.8 Tide States; 4.9 Testing Navigation Equipment, Steering and Engines; 4.10 All Crew Onboard; 4.11 One Hour Before Sailing; 4.12 Draught and Stability Information; 4.13 Squat; 4.14 From the Agent; 4.15 Sailing; 4.16 The Pilot; 4.17 Tugs; 4.18 Berth Clearance; 4.19 Anchor; 4.20 Bridge Orders; 4.21 Lights; 4.22 Leaving the Harbour; 4.23 Disembarking the Pilot; 4.24 Speed; 5. At Sea : 5.1 The Fairway; 5.2 Securing the Anchors; 5.3 Securing Ship; 5.4 Full Away; 5.5 Standing Orders; 5.6 The Night Order Book; 5.7 The Watches; 5.8 The Lookouts 6. Your Ship : 6.1 Items for Attention; 6.2 Engine Room; 6.3 Weekly Inspection 7. Ship Management : 7.1 Defects - Deck Safety; 7.2 Safety Training; 7.3Bunkering; 7.4 ISM 8. Discipline : 8.1 Assault; 8.2 Theft; 8.3 Drugs; 8.4 Disobedience to a Direct Command; 8.5 Insolence and Verbal Abuse 9. Safety : 9.1 The Paperwork; 9.2 The Safety Committee; 9.3 Your Equipment; 9.4 The Fire Detection System; 9.5 Emergencies; 9.6 The Stations Bill / Muster List; 9.7 Exercises; 9.8 Fire; 9.9 The Emergency Party; 9.10 Radio Medical Assistance 10. Difficult Circumstances : 10.1 Port of Refuge; 10.2 Abandon Ship; 10.3 Grounding; 10.4 Piracy; 10.5 Medical Emergencies 11. Collisions : 11.1 Why Collisions Really Happen; 11.2 The Ideal Situation; 11.3 The Prevailing Situation; 11.4 STCW (Politics); 11.5 The Financial Dimension; 11.6 TheHuman Element; 12. Man Overboard : 12.1 The Present Predicament; 12.2 Prep aration; 12.3 Mob - The Plan; 12.4 The Execution; 13. Welfare : 13.1 You and the Ship's Company; 13.2 Social Relationship; 13.3 Newly Joined Personnel; 13.4 Dependants; 13.5 Provisions; 13.6 Bedding; 13.7 Work Clothing; 13.8 Alcohol; 13.9 Bond; 13.10 Wages; 13.11 Medical; 13.12 Shore Leave; 13.13 Crew Mail; 13.14 Cash Advances; 13.15 Visitors; 13.16 Uniform; 13.17 Unions; 13.18 Animals; 13.19 Bullying; 13.20 The Chaplain; 14. Communications, Letters and Reports 14.1 Communication; 14.2 Letters; 14.3 Reports; 14.4 Meetings; 15. Surveys and Inspections : 15.1 Port State Control; 15.2 ISM Audits;15.3 Security Audit; 15.4 Charterer's Inspections; 15.5 Flag State Inspect ions; 15.6 P&I Inspections; 15.7 Class Inspections 16. Breakdowns; 17. Helicopter Operations; 18. Stowaways; 19. Passengers; 20. Ethics; 21. Portage Accounts, Budgets and Stores 22. Ocean Routeing 23. Weather Conditions and Ship Handling : 23.1 Poor Visibility; 23.2 Weather; 23.3 Seas; 23.4 Taking Water; 23.5 Heading Into the Sea; 23.6 Running Before the Sea; 23.7 Turning the Ship; 23.8 Heaving To; 23.9 Severe Weather in Port; 23.10 Precautions; 23.11 Cold Weather Conditions; 23.12 Extreme Weather; 23.13 Extreme Weatherat Sea; 23.14 The Rogue Wave 24. Drydock: 24.1 Responsibilities; 24.2 Safe ty; 24.3 Security; 24.4 Pollution; 24.5 Fire Control; 24.6 Shipboard Management; 24.7 Catering; 24.8 Crew Welfare; 24.9 Completion; 25. Port Entry: 25.1 Port Planning; 25.2 Forward Preparation; 25.3 The Agents; 25.4 Note of Protest; 25.5 Ship Regulations 26. Anchoring: 26.1 Regulations; 26.2 Manoeuvrability; 26.3 Anchorages; 26.4 Positioning; 26.5 Responsibilities; 26.6 Anchorage Design; 26.7 Anchoring Your Vessel; 26.8 The Anchor Watch; 27. Arrival at the Port: 27.1 The Port Approach; 27.2 Pilotage; 27.3 Port Navigation; 28. In the Port: 28.2 Official Visitors; 28.3 The Port; 28.4 Cargo Management; 28.5 Ship Management; 28.6 Personnel; 28.7 Port Services; 28.8 Pollution Control; 28.9 The Berth; 28.10 Berth Preparation; 28.11 The Gangway; 28.12 The Watch in Port 29. You and the Law; 30. The Final Word. Very good. 40.00

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55 LYNN, E.J. Lynn's American and Canadian Great Lakes Marine Directory, 1918
Lynn Publishing Co., Cleveland, OH, 1917, 
LYNN, E.J. Lynn's American and Canadian Great Lakes Marine Directory, 1918.Giving the Owners, Masters and Engineers Names and Addresses; List of Appo intments of Vessels' Masters and Chief Engineers; Old Vessels, Sidewheelers, Propellers, Tugs and Barges on the Great Lakes, with Illustrations. (Cleveland, OH: Lynn Publishing Co., 1917). Pp. 1-540. Illustrated. Small 8vo, red cloth with black decoration and lettering to front and spine. An important reference piece regarding shipping in the Great Lakes and approaches in the early part of the twentieth century. Some light wear to extremities, rubbed, small white stain to top edge, inking to ffep, else vg. 200.00

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56 MacDONALD, Robert; Frew, David FREW, David Home Port Erie : Voices of Silent Images First Edition in dustjacket
Erie County Historical Society, Erie, PA, 1996, ISBN:0969842775 
MacDONALD, Robert and David FREW. Home Port Erie : Voices of Silent Images.Erie, Pennsylvania : Erie County Historical Society, 1996 First Printing. Pp (5),vi-xvii,(1),[1]-318. Illustrated throughout. Large oblong 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to front and spine. With photo end-papers A well illustrated anecdotal account of life along the shore of Lake Superior; produced as a companion to a documentary film of the same name. "Erie is, and always has been, a port town. Its central Lake Erie location, canal linkage to Pittsburgh, and natural harbor made it an important city in the development of North America. Home Port Erie celebrates the stories of the town's development in words and photographic images. It chronicles the growth of theearly 19th Century military fleets, and narrates the regional history of s hipping. shipbuilding, and commercial fishing. It tells stories of Erie's people, ships, maritime companies, and harborfront. its images remind us of our remarkable maritime heritage, as its individual chapters recall the unique staqges in our history: the 144 fish tugs which worked the harbor in the 1920s when Erie was the freshwater fishing capital of the world, the shipwrecks which populate the lake bottom, and the exploits of the irreplacablecharcters who built and sailed ships here." from the rear of dj. Chapters : 1. The Harbor ; 2. Military Ships; 3. Reed Steamship Line; 4. The Anchor Line; 5. Bulk Shipping Companies; 6. Loomis, Paasch, Lund & Nolan; 7. Erie Sand & Gravel; 8. Modern Shipping and Shipbuilding ; 9. Lay-Ups; 10. Excursion Ships; 11. Commercial Fishing; 12. The Business of Fishing; 13. Yachting ; 14. Early Shipwrecks; 15. Modern Shipwrecks; 16. Erie's Sea Captains; 17. Conclusions. With epilogue, references and index. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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57 MASIEL, David. 2182 kHz : a novel. 1st US pr in dj
Random House, New York, 2002, ISBN:0375506063 
MASIEL, David. 2182 kHz : a novel. New York : Random House, (2002). First Printing. Pp (8),[1]-294,(2). 8 vo, white cloth spine with white paper covered boards, grey lettering to spine. "By all accounts, Henry Seine should have packed it in long ago, certainly before he started scanning marine distress channels for fun. But sixteen-hour days spent hauling heavy cargo aboard tugs and icebreakers along the frozen arctic offshore (not to mention smoking copious amounts of Cannabis indica) can warp a man's sense of reality. Desperate for real human contact, he tunes the sideband radio to 2182 kHz(twenty-one eighty-two kilohertz), the international distress channel, in the vague hope of finding someone he can save. Soon, though, even the paycheck that fattens his wallet each season isn't enough to fix his interest. Seine journeys south, but weathers a capsizing that leaves his fellow crewmen dead. Unable to break from his old habits, and haunted by the ghosts of dead shipmates, he flies north for another season. One day, idly monitoring 2182, Seine catches a fading distress call from somewhere out in the circumpolar twilight. A scientist named Louis Moneymaker is trapped alone on an ice floe that threatens to melt beneath his feet. Cobbling together a motleyrescue team - the frostbitten Wolf, a six-foot-eight Russian known as Big Man, a tattooed Eskimo nicknamed the Buff, and an intrepid, dark-eyed sailor named Julia - Seine travels farther north than he's ever gone, determinedto save Moneymaker and exorcise his demons in one grand sweep. 2182 kHz co mbines the white-knuckle adventure of The Perfect Storm with the dark humorand deadpan wit of Chuck Palahniuk to create an absorbing tale of search-a nd-rescue. David Masiel introduces us to a compelling antihero who is only one step away from either destruction or salvation." - from the dj. Very good to fine in dustjacket. 20.00

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58 MASIEL, David. 2182 kHz : a novel. book club in dj.
Random House, New York, 2002, 
MASIEL, David. 2182 kHz : a novel. New York : Random House, (2002). Book Club Edition. Pp (8),[1]-294,(2). 8vo, black paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. "By all accounts, Henry Seine should have packed it in long ago, certainly before he started scanning marine distress channels for fun. But sixteen-hour days spent hauling heavy cargo aboard tugs and icebreakers along the frozen arctic offshore (not to mention smoking copious amounts of Cannabis indica) can warp a man's sense of reality. Desperate for real human contact, he tunes the sideband radio to 2182 kHz (twenty-one eighty-two kilohertz), the international distress channel, in the vague hope of finding someone he can save. Soon, though, even the paycheck that fattens his wallet each season isn't enough to fix his interest. Seine journeys south, but weathers a capsizing that leaves his fellow crewmen dead. Unable to break from his old habits, and haunted by the ghosts of dead shipmates, he flies north for another season. One day, idly monitoring 2182, Seine catches a fading distress call from somewhere out in the circumpolar twilight. A scientist named Louis Moneymaker is trapped alone on an ice floe that threatens to melt beneath his feet. Cobbling together a motley rescue team - thefrostbitten Wolf, a six-foot-eight Russian known as Big Man, a tattooed Es kimo nicknamed the Buff, and an intrepid, dark-eyed sailor named Julia - Seine travels farther north than he's ever gone, determined to save Moneymaker and exorcise his demons in one grand sweep. 2182 kHz combines the white-knuckle adventure of The Perfect Storm with the dark humor and deadpan wit of Chuck Palahniuk to create an absorbing tale of search-and-rescue. David Masiel introduces us to a compelling antihero who is only one step away fromeither destruction or salvation." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 12.00

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59 MASON, Tim ALLISON, John, foreword Secret Years : Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945. First Edition in dustjacket
Hikoki Publicatins, Aldershot, Hants, UK, 1998, ISBN:0951989995 
MASON, Tim. The Secret Years : Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945. (Aldershot, Hants, UK) : Hikoki Publications, (1998). First Edition. Pp (2),3-320. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, maroon cloth, gilt letteringto spine. "This is the story of the highly-classified work of the A&AEE (A eroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) at Bascombe Down and the intense, ever-expanding business of testing aircraft and their varied armaments in wartime. Every one of over 1,500 Brtish, American and German aircraftof the RAF, Fleet Air Arm, Army - and the Luftwaffe - which were tested at Boscombe Down are covered. Using much new material and some 500 photograph s (many previously secret and unpublished) unusual variants of standard service aircraft types, as well as machines which remained purely experimental, and the trials with their guns, bombs, rockets and equipment are desribedin detail." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword (by Air Chief Marshall Sir John Allison). 1. The Establishment : The move to Wiltshire. 2. Flying : The heart of the matter. 3. Performance Testing : Exploring the envelopes. 4.Armament : Bombs, guns and things under wings. 5. Heavy Bombers : Hampden to Heinkel He 177. 6. Light and Medium Bombers : Battle to Brigand. 7. Single-seat Fighters : Hurricane to Hornet. 8. Multi-seat Fighters : Defiant toBlack Widow. 9. Maritime Aircraft : Hudson to Warwick. 10. Transports : Fr eighters, tugs and taxis. 11. Trainers : Tiger Moth to Buckmaster. 12. Wings for the Navy : Fighters and Observers. 13. Wings for the Navy : Carrier attack aircraft. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. very good in unclipped dustjacket. 40.00

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60 MEAKIN, Alexander C. ` G : The Story of The Great Lakes Towing Co. First Edition
Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermilion, Ohio, 1984, 
MEAKIN, Alexander C. G : The Story of The Great Lakes Towing Co. Vermilion,Ohio : Great Lakes Historical Society, (1984). First Edition. Pp (3),iv-xi ,(1),1-301,(3). Illustrated. Index.8vo, red cloth. gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. A Corporation Is Born. 2. The Company Grows Up, 1901-1918. 3. The Company Continues To Grow, 1919-1946. 4. The Company Enters A New Era, 1947-1984. 5. Towing and Special Services. 6. Wrecking and Rescue Operations. 7. The Fleet and The Shipyard. 8. A LookAt The Past and A Glimpse Into The Future. Appendices : A. Vessels purchas ed 1899-1903. B. Vessels built by or for The Company. C. Vessels purchased 1904-1984. D. Vessels leased to or operated by The Company. E. Vessel list as of January 1,1984. F. Cross reference of vessel names. G. Miscellaneous vessel data. Vessel Index. Very good. 50.00

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