Tugboats Illustrated

History, Technology, Seamanship
Author: Paul Farrell
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393069310
Page: 192
View: 6488
A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today s most advanced ocean-going workboats."


Author: William M. Burt
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760308240
Category: Transportation
Page: 96
View: 726
This all-color salute to everyone's favorite little ship examines "tugs" today at ports around the world. The author also shows how manufacturers are finding new markets for the vessels by revamping decommissioned tugboats for use as private cruisers. 90 full-color photos.

The Christmas Tugboat

How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City
Author: George Matteson,Adele Ursone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547935706
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 8625
Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, and the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City has said it beautifully since 1931. But how does the tree get there? One year, the tugboat captain (and author) George Matteson, his wife, and their daughter traveled by tug to fetch the giant tree. This dramatic picture book tells the story of their real-life journey up the Hudson River, and James Ransome's striking paintings capture the excitement of the trip and the pride of the young girl who helped steer the tug into New York Harbor.

On Tugboats

Author: Virginia Thorndike
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1461744725
Category: Travel
Page: 384
View: 9613
Tugboats hold a fascination not only for anyone who has worked aboard a vessel or around a harbor but for many land-bound folks as well. There is something about their chunky, powerful build and their often risky but vital work that excites our interest and admiration. The captains and crews of the tugboats are justifiably proud of what they do, and they have some great stories to tell about the ships and barges they tow or push; the harbors, storms, tides, and dangerous passages they must negotiate; the unions; the pilots; the different designs and capabilties of their boats; and the way the boats and their livelihood are irrevocably changing.

High Seas, High Risk

The Story of the Sudburys
Author: Pat Wastell Norris
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781550173451
Category: History
Page: 235
View: 5703
High Seas, High Risk is a thrilling maritime adventure story that offers unique insight into the colourful towboat industry.

Tugboats of the Great Lakes

A Photo Gallery
Author: Franz Von Riedel
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583881927
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 757
From the early days of commercial navigation on the waterways of the Great Lakes, tugboats have been needed to guide the ships in and out of the newly constructed ports. As the means of transportation progressed from wooden schooners to large steel steamships, the tugboat also grew in size. This book takes an in-depth look into the ancient practices of Great Lakes ice-breaking, ship-assistance and towing. At the turn of the century, the towing industry changed forever with the consolidation of fleets and the design of the low-profile powerful steam ship-docking tug. This "G-Tug" design has become known all around the world and these same 80-year old tugs are still the primary workhorse in most harbors on the Lakes today. Many other designs, unique to the fresh waters of the Great Lakes are profiled in this book. The severe climate of the Great Lakes region is brutal on the equipment and the tugs are built tough, for heavy ice breaking. A new class of powerful Coast Guard ice-breaking tugs came out in the 1940s. Today, many of these "WYTM" class tugs survive in commercial service on the Lakes. The Lakes have always been home to a large fleet of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tugs. Additionally, U.S. Army auctions have brought many government-class tugs such as LTs, STs, and DPCs to the Lakes in the hands of private and commercial operators. In the rivers that feed the busy port of Chicago and all throughout New York State on the Erie Canal, a rare species of tug can be found-the famous "canallers" which are also featured in this volume.

Great Lakes Ships We Remember

Author: Detroit Marine Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Lakes (North America)
Page: 413
View: 4225

Along the Waterfront

Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s
Author: William H. Miller
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445654091
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 7481
An evocative guide to the New York docks in the days of On the Waterfront by 'Mr Ocean Liner' William Miller.

That Reminds Me

Ship Yard & Tug Boat Stories
Author: Robert Mattsson,Bruce Mattsson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499629828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
View: 5502
This a compilation of stories of my younger days in the ship yard and on tug boats in New York Harbor and the New York State Barge Canal and the Hudson River.

U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II

Author: David Hubert Grover
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Category: United States
Page: 280
View: 9145


Author: Michael Garland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823428663
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3874
"A tugboat has many jobs, keeping it busy from morning 'til night. This book shows how such a little boat can do big jobs. Includes a glossary at the back"--

Crossing the Bar

The Adventures of a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot
Author: Paul Lobo
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1944824014
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 6149
There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. As a licensed harbor pilot in those treacherous waters, Lobo captained nearly 6,500 boats in a thirty-one year career—everything from mega-yachts to the USS Enterprise to the Love Boat. Each trip tells its own story, and Lobo shares many. Here readers will find gripping, tense adventure stories, all well told. Reading Crossing the Bar is like being on the rolling bridge with Lobo. Here are tragic deaths and lives saved, inspiring rescues, devastating storms, and the infamous and horrendous oil spill after the Cosco Busan rammed the Oakland Bay Bridge—which resulted in the first imprisonment of a maritime pilot for making an error. Readers will also find a December sea rescue Lobo assisted with in hurricane strength winds and monstrous seas. Without Lobo’s pilot boat and its crews’ supreme effort, the ship they saved would have foundered on the rocky Marin County, California, coastline with the loss of all hands. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

American Fireboats

The History of Waterborne Firefighting and Rescue in America
Author: Wayne Mutza
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780764352713
Category: Transportation
Page: 320
View: 9334
The first comprehensive account of fire and rescue boats in America, this profusely illustrated book sheds light on a heroic tradition dating to the nineteenth century. From coast to coast and in cities large and small, it documents everything from battleship-size fireboats so powerful their monitors could reduce concrete structures to rubble, to small water-jet-powered fireboats, and everything in between. Included are operational details that showcase the proud traditions of marine firefighting. The author traces the evolution of mammoth wood and iron fireboats to modern, high-tech aluminum vessels whose role is dictated by ever-changing dangers and technology. This book pays tribute to marine firefighters who served with purpose and pride, and who continue to answer the call of danger.

Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper's Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels

Author: Daniel Parrott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071550089
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 3376
Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going. Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticated communication equipment and integrated navigational systems—all these advanced technologies provide valuable capabilities. But accidents still happen, and they usually involve human error. This simple fact has made Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training a requirement for watchkeepers worldwide. Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper’s Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels is the first book to address the unique needs of operators of small ships (limited-tonnage vessels) including tugs, ferries, yachts, and other passenger-carrying vessels. Features: Case histories to illustrate important points A complete course in BRM, suited for studying on your own as well as a complement to your classwork Topics include: Introduction to BRM, Standard Operating Procedures, Passage Planning, Implementing the Passage Plan, Building a Passage Plan, Situational Awareness and Human Factors, including: Overreliance, Distraction, Stress, Fatigue, Complacency, and Transition; and Human Interactions, including Communications, Teams and Teamwork, Decision Making and Leadership, and Human Error


A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver
Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801892196
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 3599
Whether or not you’ve ever hailed a cab on Broadway, Taxi! provides a fascinating new perspective on New York’s most colorful emissaries.


Author: David Owen Bell
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: 9780870334252
Category: Reference
Page: 100
View: 7288
Dockmanship, according to author Bell, is "the art, skill, and practice of safely berthing and unberthing a vessel." Anyone who's ever spent time observing the action at a marina or boat ramp will concede that the way the docking skill is practiced by many recreational boaters today can hardly be considered an "art." Here, finally, is a book that provides the needed information to turn any skipper -- even a novice -- into a master of the docking art. Captains who feel they already perform well behind the helm will enjoy reviewing the standard and advanced techniques contained in this easily understood manual. The basics of rudders, propellers, lines, and fenders used on small to medium-sized boats are completely explored. For each type of propulsion (inboard, outboard, single-screw, double-screw, and sail), techniques are described for maneuvering port side to, starboard side to, stern in, and bow in, as well as for getting away and handling the boat in close quarters. For each of these situations, the author also clarifies the effects of wind and current.

The Frozen Frontier

Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage
Author: Jane Maufe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147293573X
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 9489
The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's 1903Â?06 voyage that the Northwest Passage's existence was finally proved, but the transit is treacherous and entirely dependent upon the ice giving up its grip for sufficient time to allow vessels through. This is not a journey undertaken by average sailors in small private boats. But David Scott Cowper, 73, is no ordinary sailor. There are seven possible routes through the Northwest Passage, and Cowper had sailed through six of them singlehanded. This is the account of the sixth and most northerly Â? from ocean to ocean through the McClure Strait, this time accompanied by Jane Maufe, his crew. The account of the voyage is written by Jane and she captures Cowper's steely determination, resourcefulness in the face of adversity and humility in the wake of great achievement. Theirs is an old-fashioned relationship, where each party expects to fulfil their stereotypical roles. But Jane is no push-over - she can steer a watch, haul sails, and leap ashore slippery pontoons with heavy ropes like the best of them. As well as a captivating story of adventurous sailing it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between two serious and dedicated sailors, alone together in some of the most isolated and forbidding desolate wastes on earth. It is a relationship built on respect and high expectations, mutual ambition and also self-sacrifice, and the book is a uniquely revealing and charming account.

Great Britain in Colour

Author: Paul Farrell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0752266284
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 7412
Discover a Great Britain unlike any you've ever seen before! Acclaimed illustrator, graphic designer and print-maker, Paul Farrell takes us on a journey through Great Britain that will change the way we think about it forever. Encompassing its countryside, landmarks, and architecture, from the Highlands of Scotland, to the White Cliffs of Dover, the beautiful and bold images in Great Britain in Colour are vibrant, playful and iconic. By taking a less-travelled path through our history and landscape, he also invites us to re-think what makes something quintessentially British, showing us new ways of looking at the familiar and uncovering hidden gems. What he reveals is a country rich in tradition, beauty and steeped in history, yet also vivid and alive with energy, all celebrated here in brilliant colour.

Disabled Tankers

Report of Studies on Ship Drift and Towage
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: 9780900886638
Category: Tankers
Page: 250
View: 1088

The Novel and the Sea

Author: Margaret Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691140650
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
View: 945
For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, The Novel and the Sea recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination. Margaret Cohen moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier. Cohen explores how Robinson Crusoe competed with the best-selling nautical literature of the time by dramatizing remarkable conditions, from the wonders of unknown lands to storms, shipwrecks, and pirates. She considers James Fenimore Cooper's refashioning of the adventure novel in postcolonial America, and a change in literary poetics toward new frontiers and to the maritime labor and technology of the nineteenth century. Cohen shows how Jules Verne reworked adventures at sea into science fiction; how Melville, Hugo, and Conrad navigated the foggy waters of language and thought; and how detective and spy fiction built on sea fiction's problem-solving devices. She also discusses the transformation of the ocean from a theater of skilled work to an environment of pristine nature and the sublime. A significant literary history, The Novel and the Sea challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel.