The fleet of tall ships continues to evolve and to explore the ever-changing horizons and domains of the “ocean-planet”. With ever-increasing audiences and the support of harbors large and small, the ships bring romance, adventure, and international friendship along with sail training. Since the last edition, some ships have been built, while others have been retired or lost at sea.
"With brilliant color photographs of each page, Thad Koza's collection of the world's most majestic sailing vessels will undoubtedly take its place in the libraries of ship aficionados. From fighting ships like USS Constitution to the Sedov, a Russian training ship that is the largest sailing vessel afloat, this soft cover includes scantlings and a description for each of (more than) 150 featured ships." --Professional Mariner
by Brian Lavery. 99 pages. Publisher: DK Publishing (August 16, 2010)
From dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians to battleships and modern cruise liners, Ship looks at every aspect of water-going vessels and the people who have sailed them.
Soon after its introduction to the Chesapeake in the 1890s, the skipjack became the preferred oyster dredge boat. Some have estimated nearly two thousand skipjacks were built, all specifically designed for dredging oysters from the Chesapeake Bay. The peak building years were during the 1890s and the first decade of the 20th century.
Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks documents the skipjack and its role in the oyster dredging industry, describing the natural and manmade disasters that affected the trade, including the August storm of 1933 that swept vessels into pastures; ice-locked harbor that led to the idea of dredging through the ice with sleighs, cars, and trucks; and the Great Depression that crushed the oyster market overnight and forced many to abandon their vessels and way of life. The author interviewed some thirty captains, former captains, and relatives of the men who worked the boats, to recreate events that took place between 1917 and 1993.