Ted Drover was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1907. He had polio as a child which left him with one leg shorter than the other and gave him a distinctive walk but did not prevent him from living an … Continue reading
Paul Simpson has written another book about ships, life and voyages in the great days of sail. (The last was Around Cape Horn Once More, previously reviewed). This time he has told the story of the clipper Neptune’s Car, built … Continue reading
Canada’s former national flag, the Canadian Red Ensign, evolved over the years as the nation grew. In this video, based on a talk he has given several times in 2016-2017, Charles D. Maginley outlines the history of the former national … Continue reading
In the 1920s and 30s quite a large number of retiring shipmasters who had started their careers in sail were writing their memoirs, while authors like Basil Lubbock, conscious that the days of commercial sail were effectively over, published popular … Continue reading
No navy has had so much written about it as the British Royal Navy. Every aspect: materiel, policy, strategy and performance in action has been described, dissected and analysed by many qualified and unqualified commentators. This is not surprising considering … Continue reading
Gary Staff is the author of numerous books about the Imperial German Navy, its ships and battles. This book describes the battle of Jutland (Skagerrak in German terminology) making use of official documents but much enlivened by the letters and … Continue reading
With the 100th anniversary of the battle of Jutland approaching, our distinguished late member William (Bill) Schliehauf decided it was time to re-examine the very controversial Naval Staff Appreciation of that great clash of the dreadnoughts that had occurred on … Continue reading
Now available from Long Hill Publishing!
Created in 1962 as a successor to the civilian Canadian Government Fleets that had existed since Confederation, the Coast Guard has included a wide variety of ships and smaller craft from large icebreakers to small patrol vessels and rescue lifeboats as well as hovercraft and helicopters.
All are described and illustrated in this volume.
This new book updates The Ships of Canada’s Marine Services, describing the fleet from the official creation of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962 through its first 50 years. Smaller vessels not covered by the previous volume are fully described here.
The authors, Charles Maginley, Bernard Collin and Ronald Barrie, have all served in the Coast Guard and have contributed to other books about Canada’s nautical heritage.
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This impressive book by John Jordon and Jean Moulin provides a detailed technical description of all the cruisers of the Marine National that were built between the two world wars together with a brief account of their operational history. The … Continue reading
The book tells two stories. One is about undersea explorer Barry Clifford’s expeditions to Ile Sante-Marie off the eastern coast of Madagascar searching for the remains of Captain William Kidd’s ship, the Adventure Galley (Clifford was backed by TV’s Discovery … Continue reading