The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. This comprehensive and authoritative series explores every significant ship type, from the dawn of seafaring to the present day, and is analyzed in detailed and coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme that allows it to stand on its own, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.
At one time, Liverpool's landing stage was so busy that ships would be literally queuing in the Mersey to discharge and embark passengers. However, the period from the late 1940s saw both the golden age of Liverpool shipping as well as the decline of its passenger trade. From the early 1960s, though, Liverpool's passenger trade entered a downturn that was unstoppable. The Jet Age had seen the loss of much of its trade and shipping line after shipping line moved away from the port or stopped its ships sailing and sold them for scrap or service with foreign lines. Liverpool now has a new landing stage to accommodate visiting cruise ships, and so, whilst the era of the passenger liner has gone for ever, it is pleasant to see today's cruise ships back in the Mersey. Here John Shepherd tells the story, using the memories of those who sailed in them, of the halcyon days of the passenger liners which sailed from the Mersey.
Lt Cdr Julian Stockwin shares his love and knowledge of the sea in this entertaining collection of maritime stories and little-known trivia. Featuring nautical facts and feats, including superstitions at sea, the history of animals on the waves - until 1975 when all animals were banned from Royal Navy ships - and how the inventor of the umbrella helped man the British Navy, it is packed with informative tales. Focusing on the glory days of tall ships he explores marine myths and unearths the truth behind commonly held beliefs about the sea, such as whether Lord Nelson's body was really pickled in rum to transport it back to England after his death at Trafalgar. Interspersed throughout are salty sayings showing the modern words and phrases that originate from the mariners of old - 'cut of his jib', 'high and dry', 'the coast is clear', 'first rate' and 'slush fund'. Accompanied by nostalgic black and white line drawings Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany is a charming giftbook guaranteed to appeal to the sailing enthusiast, but also amuse and inform even the staunchest landlubber.
Post war Problems of the United States Maritime Fleet
George T. Wetzel (1921-1983) was, for decades, the leading researcher into the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft. His scholarly essays (which Wildside Press is working on collecting) appeared in numerous books and magazines from the 1940s through the 1970s. All the time he dabbled in writing weird fiction on his own, but never pursued it beyond the occasional contribution to a small press anthology or fan-produced magazine. Like his idol, H.P. Lovecraft, he dabbled in the art. We are pleased to include a fine selection of virtually all of his fiction, including: A TALE OF THE ELDER GODS ANONYMOUS THE GOTHIC HORROR CAER SIDHI THE ENTITY EATER OF THE DEAD NIGHTMARE HOUSE WHAT THE MOON BRINGS NIGHT ON FORT CARROLL POISON PEN THE ADVENTURE OF GOSNELL JUMBEE SEEING THINGS AT NIGHT THE PIRATE OF SHELL CASTLE If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 180 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!
This exciting scholarly work examines Dutch maritime violence in the seventeenth-century. With its flourishing maritime trade and lucrative colonial possessions, the young Dutch Republic enjoyed a cultural and economic pre-eminence, becoming the leading commercial power in the world. Dutch seamen plied the world's waters, trading,exploring, and colonizing. Many also took up pillaging, terrorizing their victims on the high seas and on European waterways. Surprisingly, this story of Dutch freebooters and their depredations remains almost entirely untold until now. Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands presents new data and understandings of early modern piracy generally, and also sheds important new light on Dutch and European history as well, such as the history of national identity and state formation, and the history of crime and criminality.
For 5000 years shipping has served the world economy and today it provides a sophisticated transport service to every part of the globe. Yet despite its economic complexity, shipping retains much of the competitive cut and thrust of the perfect market of classical economics. This blend of sophisticated logistics and larger than life entrepreneurs