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Sperm Whaling from New Bedford: Clifford W. Ashley's photographs of Bark Sunbeam in 1904, by Elton W. Hall (Old Dartmouth Historical Society, New Bedford MA , . 1982 , 22lpp, ill. , $25). Photggraphs startling in their immediacy and beauty, sensitively selected and interpreted with some depth of knowledge-an important book for any who wish to get closer to the real ity ofwhaleships and whaling and the ways of life of people in the trade. The Tall Ships are Sailing: The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races, by Holly Hollis (David & Charles , Newton Abbot , Devon UK/North Pomfret VT, USA, 1982 , 192pp, illus., ÂŁ9.50/$22.50). A colorful , engaging on-deck report on the 1980 races in Europe, this provides much background on the ships of the sail training movement (the history of each is given), crews and cadets , of whom the young Ms. Hollis is one. The National Maritime Museum, ed. Basil Greenhill (Philip Wilson, London [also Sotheby, 81 Adams Drive, Totowa NJ 07512 USA-$39.50], 1982 , 144pp, color, illus.) . This beautifully produced history and review of the holdings of the world's leading maritime museum is almost as good as a visit-and is in itself a gorgeously stuffed cram course in the history of ship development, navigation , weapons, marine art , etc.

chronicle of the work of Charles Tinkham focused on Boston and Five Islands, a seacoast village in Maine, capturing unique views on the coast and ashore. Nantucket: The Other Season, by Stan Grossfeld , intro. David Halberstam (Globe Pequot Press, Chester CT, 1982, 148pp, illus. , photo, $12.95) . A photo-essay portrait of Nantucket Island , 20 miles off Cape Cod-where, in the off season , this community shaped by the sea that surrounds it , celebrates the simple gifts of the water, the land and the folks around town . Here we meet the people, walk the shores , face its horizons. Explorer's Map and Directory of the New England Coast (Great Circle Productions, Southwest Harbor ME 04679, 1982 , 24" x 72", full color, $9.95) . A well presented guide covering natural areas, physical features, recreation and education facilities, navigation aids, shellfish locations. Includes 20 annotated indexes on museums, nature centers, boatbuilding and sai l training programs , environmental organizations, marine advisory services.

Boston and Five Islands: A Retrospective, by Charles William Tinkham (Down East Books, Camdem ME , 1981 , 165pp, 175 b/w photos , $17.95 + $1.25 handling) . A 40-year photographi c SEA HISTORY, FALL 1983

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COLIN GLENCANNON ! Your Society offers, with some trepidation , not only Guy Gilpatric's Glencannon stories, immortalizing the tramp steamer lnchcliffe Castle and confining her sottish Scots chief engineer in hard covers, for $7.95, but also-Norman Reilly Raines's Tugboat Annie, also for $7.95! Or both (what a combination!) for $15. And still at large is the Society's rambunctious Curator-at-Large Peter Throckmorton, whose pioneering report from the Mediterranean in the early days of marine archaeology, Shipwrecks and Archaeology, is available, hardcover, 360 pages, 45 photos, for $17.75. And there is our Society's Senior Advisor, that grand sailorman Captain Irving Johnson, writing as a youth about a Cape Horn passage in square rig-and coming back to view it all 48 years later in The Peking Battles Cape Horn, hardcover, 225 pages, 40 photos , $11 .95, or $5.95 paperback .

The L-Og of HMS Mentor, 1780-1781, ed . James A. Service, intro. Robert R. Rea (University of Florida Press, Pensacola FL, 1982, $11 .75, 204pp, illus., $11 .75). In the Battle of Pensacola , during the American Revolution , the sloop-of-war HMS Mentor played an important role in defending the British garrison against the Spanish . Her log records the day-to-day events of the battle and includes sail plans and the captain's personal log. Newburyport and the Merrimack, by Peter E. Randall (Down East Books, Camden MA 04843, 1981, 88pp, illus ., $6.95 + $1 handling) . A small but rewarding photographic ramble through the streets of one of our old New England seaport towns . Others in series are Portsmouth ($8.95) and Isles of Shoals ($5.95) . If everyone had the feeling for his town shown here, we'd have no problems in urban America .

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