Sea History 019 - Winter 1980-1981

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Announcing a New Series of Reprints

All volumes are hard bound and are faithful facsimiles of the original.

SEAFARING MEN: Their Ships and Times From Earl M. Coleman, Publisher. Series Editor, Robert Wolk, Seamen's Church Institute Arctic Harpooner, A Voyage on the Schooner Abbie Bradford 1878- 1879, by Robert Ferguson. Edited by Leslie Dalrymple Stair, illustrated. by Paul Quinn . On the morning of May 8, 1878, the schooner Abbie Bradford set sa il from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its destination was Hudson Bay, in search of the whales that inhabit those icy waters. Aboard this whaler was a young harpooner, Robert Ferguson . ARCT IC HARPOONER is Ferguson's diary, in narrative fo rm , of thi s remarkable voyage. 224 pages 7 illus. ISBN: 0-930576-29-2 $19.50 The Sealers, by PeterTulein. Translated by Eugene Gay-Tifft illustrated by Ernst Hansen. Every spring scores of Norwegian fishing vessels embark for the polar regions to hun t for seals. THE SEALERS is the true account of one such hunting exped ition aboard the schooner Quest. Its author, PeterTutei n, a yo ung Danish seaman, has written a fast-paced story of courage and end urance in the face of constant peril. 247 pages ISBN: 0-930576-28-4 $22.50 Mutiny at Sea, by Robert L. Hadfield . This collection of true stories demonstrates the varieties of insurrection aboard ship. The reader will encounter murderous mates, desperate convicts, insubordinate sailors and rebellious slaves. Each chapter is a gracefully written narrative. 253 pages9illus. ISNB: 0-930576-27-6 $22.50

Fair Winds & Foul, A Narrative of Daily Life Aboard an American Clipper Ship, by Frederick Perry. One o f the few narratives told from the officer's point of view, its author, Frederick Perry, was first mate on the clipper Continental in the New YorkSan Francisco-Liverpool trade of the 1870s. The passage of the clipper from New York was not an easy one. After nearly six months al sea the Continental dropped anchor in San Franciscoslightl y worse for wear, wit h the loss of two crew members, and a log book that added another chapter to the fabulous history of the cli pper ship. 204 pages 9 illus. ISB N: 0-930576-25-X $17 .SO Merchant Seamen, A Short History ofTheir Struggles, by William L. Standard . In the mid-1930s, the fight for seamen's rights gained recognition and momentum . As a former seaman, union organizer, and counsel to the National Maritime Union, William Standard was in the vanguard of this movement. IN MERCHANT SEAMEN he has written an info rmative firsthand acco unt of this struggle. 224 pages ISBN 0-930576-30-6 $15.00 Men of the Merchant Service, by Frank T. Bullen. As a career seaman, captain, and author, there are few as well qualified as Frank Bullen to relate the saga of British seafaring li fe in the 19th cent ury. As a witness to the passing of the great days of sail. Bullen recognized that the economies of the steam-

The short life and vio lent end of the grea t German capital s hip Bismarck is o ne of the bestknown dra mas of the Second World ¡War. Neve rtheless, not until now has her inside story been told. Baron von Miillenheim-Rechberg, senior survivor at the time of her s inking and toda y her o nl y survivin g officer, has filled that void. Ordered to the Bismarck before s he was commissioned, the Baron served in he r th ro ug hout her career. His absorbing story g ives the world the most intimate look that it has ever had a t the ship the British said "put up a most ga llant fight against impossible od ds."


ship, and the soon-to-be-opened Panama Canal, would signal the demise of the sailing ship. Bullen's lament , MEN OF THE MERCHANT SERVICE, is in the form of a manual, detailing the various occupations and skills necessary for a seafaring career. 347 pages ISBN: 0-930576-26-8 $29.50

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