Be sure to select PRINT or DIGITAL when you order.SANDY HOOK PILOTS
The Sandy Hook Pilots have been guiding ships in and out of the Port of New York and New Jersey since the 1680s. Their role is stressful, at times dangerous, but as the organization continues into its fourth century, the pilots are still honoured for their bravery and unsurpassed levels of professionalism.
Francis J. Duffy
DUNKIRK 1940-2000 VICTORY OR DEFEAT?
The extraordinary evacuation of British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 has, for sixty years, been recorded and celebrated as a "glorious triumph". Yet was it much more than a miraculous escape, achieved thanks to good luck, good weather, and good will? The author reconsiders a famous chapter in British history.Hannah Cunliffe
THE NESS YOLE
They were among the most localized and specialized of British working boats; so why has the reputation of the Ness yoles not only survived long after the demise of the commercial activity but also spread so far? And why, against all the odds, have "yole" knowledge and shills lived on into the twenty-first century?Adrian Osler
THE OCEAN-GOING MERCHANT STEAM SHIP
In the second half of the 1800s steam-powered vessels made steady inroads into world trading routes but their sailing counterparts would remain a significant element of international shipping to the very end of the century. Nevertheless there was no struggle between the two types, but, says the author, steam and sail were complementary and the eventual demise of the sailing ship was the result of myriad changes.Basil Greenhill
AN AMERICAN IN BRITTANY
John Muir, President of the Museum Small Craft Association, spearheaded the visit of a delegation of American maritime museum boats to Brest and Douarnenez 2000. Here he offers an informal account of the group's experiences and reactions to the highly international yet particularly Breton festivals.John Muir
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