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1. Boat Building and Boating by D.C. BEARD (1911- 1931) 201 pages
With Many Illustrations by the Author
Author’s Introduction : THIS is not a book for yacht-builders, but it is intended for beginners in the art of boat-building, for boys and men who wish
to make something with which they may navigate the waters of ponds, lakes, or streams. It begins with the most primitive
crafts composed of slabs or logs and works up to scows, houseboats, skiffs, canoes and simple forms of sailing craft, a motorboat, and there it stops. There are so many books and magazines devoted to the higher arts of ship-building for the graduates to use, besides the many manufacturing houses which furnish all the parts of a sail-boat, yacht, or motor-boat for the ambitious boat-builder to put together himself, that it is unnecessary for the author to invade that territory. Many of the designs in this book have appeared in magazines to which the author contributed, or in his own books on general subjects, and all these have been successfully built by hundreds of boys and men
2. ANCIENT AND MODERN SHIPS. PART I (1906) 196 pages
WOODEN SAILING-SHIPS. SIR GEORGE C.V HOLMES K.C.V.O C.B.
SECRETARY OF THE INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS
WITH SEVENTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS.
Author’s Introduction : AN endeavour has been made in this handbook, as far as space and scantiness of material would permit, to trace the history of the development of wooden ships from the earliest times down to our own. Unfortunately, the task has been exceedingly difficult ; for the annals of shipbuilding have been very badly kept down to a quite recent period, and the statements made by old writers concerning ships are not only meagre but often extremely inaccurate. Moreover, the drawings and paintings of vessels which have survived from the classical period are few and far between, and were made by artists who thought more of pictorial effect than of accuracy of detail
3. Canoe and Boat Building (1889) 264 paages
Author’s Introduction : COMPLETE MANUAL FOR AMATEURS.
CONTAINING PLAIN AND COMPREHENSIVE DIRECTIONS
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CANOES, ROWING
AND SAILING BOATS AND
W. P. STEPHENS,
Canoeing Editor of Forest and Stream.
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND FIFTY PLATES OF
REVISED AND EXTENDED TO DATE.
FOREST AND STREAM PUBLISHING Co.
Author’s Introduction : THE character and object of this book are set forth on its title page. It is a manual designed for the practical assistance of those who wish to build their own canoes The number of boating men who find pleasure merely in sailing a boat is small compared with those who delight not
only in handling, but as well in planning, building, improving or "tinkering" generally on their pet craft, and undoubtedly the latter derive the greater amount of pleasure from the sport. They not only feel a pride in the result of their work, but their pleasure goes on, independent of the seasons.
4. The elements of wood ship construction (1919) 230 pages
BY W. H. CURTIS. NAVAL ARCHETITECT AND MARINE ENGINEER
Preface to Pamphlet, Part I, issued by the United States Shipping
Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, for use in its classes in Wood
Author’s Introduction : This text on wood shipbuilding was prepared by W. H. Curtis, Portland, Oregon, for the Education and Training Section of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation. It is intended for the use of carpenters and others, who, though skilled in their work, lack the detail knowledge of ships
necessary for the efficient performance of their work in the yard. Sea-going vessels are generally built according to the rules of some
Classification Society, and all important construction and fastening details have to be passed upon by the Classification Society under whose
inspection the vessel is to be built. Due to this fact, requirements may vary in detail from types of construction here explained. It is hoped,
however, that this book may be helpful to shipbuilding classes and to individual men in the yard.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTION
UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD
EMERGENCY FLEET CORPORATION
5.Wooden ship-building (1919) 229 pages
By CHARLES DESMOND
Author’s Introduction : THE object of this book is to place at the disposal
of builders of wood ships some much needed information about construction and equipment. Each principal part of a vessel's construction is explained, the information being arranged in such a manner that the reader can either use the book for reference purposes and quickly obtain from it desired information about any selected part of hull or equipment, or he can read the book as one continuous story covering the construction and equipment of a vessel. If it is desired to make use of the book for reference purposes, turn to indexed name of part or piece you desire information about. (The headings are arranged alphabetically.) The photographs used to make the illustrations Figs.
29, 31, 38, 43a, 43b, 44, 47, 53, 57, 66, 69, 74, 75, 76, 76a,
77, 78, 79, 84, 92, 93, 95a, 124 and 125, and of the Accoma are
copyright Underwood & Underwood.
The illustrations numbered Figs. 81, 81a, 97 and 99
are published by the courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand Co.
The illustration Fig. 73 in Chapter X is copyright
by the Publishers' Photo Service.
6. Models of ships and boats (1913) 282 pages
by PAR M. G. A. REISNER
IMITATING THE PAPYRUS RAFT IN FORM.
Author’s Introduction : A series of river boats, manifestly of wood, are represented in the reliefs and in the models whose form suggests a derivation from that of the papyrus raft. The bow and stern-pieces are rouglily cylindrical and end in buttons which are decorated to resemble papyrus (lowers. Even the bands are shown with which the bundle of reed stems were bound (like the bundle columns with open (lower capital). This boat bears a canopy with a figure of the owner, a masi and sail, and a crew of six or more padfllors or rowers, and is thus sharply distinguished
from the ship.
7. Motor boats, hydroplanes, hydroaeroplanes (1917) 263 pages
BY Russell, Thomas Herbert, 1862-1947; Rathbun, John B
Author’s Introduction : Motor boats, hydroplanes, hydroaeroplanes, construction
and operation, with practical notes on propeller calculation
and design; an illustrated manual of self instruction for
owners and operators of marine gasoline engines and amateur
8. MODEL YACHTS AND MODEL YACHT SAILING. (1880) 127 pages
MODEL YACHTS AND MODEL YACHT SAILING.
HOW TO BUILD, RIG, AND SAIL
A SELF-ACTING MODEL YACHT.
BY JAMES E. WALTON, V.M.Y.C.
ILLUSTRATED WITH FIFTY-EIGHT ENGRAVINGS.
9. BOYS' BOOK of MODEL BOATS (1920)
BY RAYMOND FRANCIS YATES
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS
FROM DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Author’s Introduction : EVERY boy likes to build boats. The interest in boats seems to be born in the race. The little three-year-old chap is instinctively attracted
by a puddle of water in which to sail his "boat," which may take the form of a piece of shingle or common board. Few
men have passed through their boyhood days without having built boats at some time.
10. Nine motorboats and how to build them (1913) 135 pages
BY Motor boat publishing company, New York
Author’s Introduction : A Book of Complete Building
Plans and Instruction, which
contains all necessary information
for the amateur who
wants to build his own boat.
11. The Boys Book of Boats (1868) 400 pages
BY William Henry Giles Kingston
Author’s Introduction : My endeavour in the following pages has been to give my young friends an account of the vessels and boats, of every rig and size, to be
found floating on the waters in all parts of the world. I hope that I may have in most points succeeded ; but the subject is a very extensive
one, and I dare say that there are many craft in various directions differing from those I have described, though not, I believe, in any material
respect. I have written for those who wish really to gain useful information about vessels.
12. Model engines and small boats (1898) 100 pages
by Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
Model engines and small boats, new methods of engine
and boiler making; with chapter on elementary ship design and constrution
with FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS
13. Man on the ocean. A book about boats and ships (1863) 429 pages
BY Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael)
14. Garages and motor boat houses (1911) 136 pages
COMPILED BY W. M. PHILLIPS COMSTOCK
Author’s Introduction : Comprising a large number of designs for both private and
commercial buildings. Showing the latest ideas in their
planning and construction. For the country, suburban towns
and cities. Also motor boat houses. The designs are contributed
by architects from different sections of the United States
15. A manual of yacht and boat sailing (1900)
Author: Kemp, Dixon, 1839-1899; Heckstall-Smith, Brooke
Subject: Yachting; Yacht building
Over 1100 pages
16. A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building (1918)
Author’s Introduction : The fundamental principles and practical methods described
in detail, especially written for carpenters and other woodworkers
who desire to engage in boat or ship building, and as a textbook
for schools (1918)
Author: Van Gaasbeek, Richard Montgomery, 1877-
17. American Practical Navigator (1916)
An epitome of navigation and nautical astronomy
Author: Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838; Logan, George Wood, 1868-1915;
United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Equipment
Subject: Navigation; Nautical astronomy
18. Canoe travelling (1871)
Canoe travelling: log of a cruise on the Baltic; and practical hints
on building and fitting canoes
Author: Warington Baden - Powell
19. Census of shipbuilding (including boat building) 1916 and 1914 (1919)
Author: United States. Bureau of the Census; Spring, Everett; Hartley, Eugene Fuller, 1879-
Subject: Shipbuilding -- United States; Boatbuilding
20. How Wooden Ships Are Built (1918)
Author’s Introduction : A practical treatise on modern American wooden ship construction, with a supplement on laying off wooden vessels (1918)
Author: Estep, Harvey Cole, 1886-
21. Modern seamanship (1921) over 800 PAGES
Author: Knight, Austin Melvin, 1854-1927
22. Navigation and nautical astronomy (1903)
Author: Stebbing, Frank Cole
Subject: Navigation; Nautical astronomy
23. Practical ship production (1919)
Author: Carmichael, Andrew Williams
24. Small Boat Building (1916)
Author: Patterson, H. W. (Harold Wallace), b. 1875
25. Stem to stern; or, Building the boat (1886)
Author: Adams, William Taylor, 1822-1897
Publisher: Boston : Lee and Shepard ; New York, C.T. Dillingham
26. The Clipper Ship Era (1911)
Author’s Introduction : An epitome of famous American and British clipper ships,
their owners, builders, commanders, and crews, 1843-1869
Author: Clark, Arthur Hamilton, 1841-1922
Subject: Clipper ships
27. The Elements of Navigation (1917)
A Short and Complete Explanation of the Standard
Author: William James Henderson
28. The Kedge Anchor or Young Sailors Assistant (1882)
Author’s Introduction : Appertaining tothe practical evolutions of modern seamanship,
rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging,
and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and
others ; illustrated with engravings ; also tables of
rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every
class of vessels
29. The sailing boat (1901) fith edition
Author’s Introduction : A treatise on sailing boats and small yachts, their varieties of
type, sails, rig, etc. With practical directions for sailing and
management; also, the one-design and restricted classes, fishing
and shooting boats, sailing chariots and ice yachts, foreign and
colonial boats, canoes, etc., etc (1901)
30. The sailing ships of New England, 1607-1907 (1922)
Author: Robinson, John, 1846-1925; Dow, George Francis, 1868-1936,oint author
Subject: Ships; Shipping
31. The science of ship building (1863)
Author’s Introduction : The science of ship-building, considered in its relations to the laws of nature (1863)
Author: Willson, Hugh Bowlby, 1813-1880
Subject: Naval architecture
32. Wooden hull inspection & repair manual (1900)
Author: United States. Coast Guard. Merchant Marine Technical Division
Subject: Ships, Wooden -- Maintenance and repair Handbooks, manuals, etc; Shipbuilding
-- Inspection Handbooks, manuals, etc
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