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In Our Waters & Beyond - Volume 1 By Adam Grohman
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In Our Waters & Beyond provides a virtual voyage into the rich maritime past of our local waters and far beyond. This collection of thirty “spun yarns” of the deep highlights... More > Grohman’s “dives” into the archives to bring many lost or forgotten aspects of maritime history back to the “surface.” Included are short histories that highlight rum running, an attempted assassination of a New York City mayor, heroic rescues by the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard, various ship histories, lost aircraft, the dangers of deep sea diving and exploration, palatial yachts of the rich and famous, and so much more. Includes a host of archive photographs, postcards, and original drawings culled from various sources and the archives of the Underwater Historical Research Society. Copious footnotes and a detailed source listing for each chapter are also included. Prepare for your immersion into the deep. As you turn the first page you will soon be “plunged” into the history of our waters and well beyond!< Less
Runner Aground, A History of the Schooner William T. Bell By Adam Grohman
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On February 19, 1927, the William T. Bell ran aground on the beach of Oak Neck Point after succumbing to the onslaught of a terrible Nor’easter. After the crew was saved by Bayville residents,... More > they disappeared never to be heard from again. After investigating the abandoned vessel, residents found hundreds of thousands of dollars of illegal alcohol! Diver and researcher Adam Grohman and his crew "dive" into the waters of the Long Island Sound and into the archives to investigate the history of this illegal “rum runner” and the final fate of the William T. Bell. Also Available from the Underwater Historical Research Society Library – Non Liquet – The Bayville Submarine Mystery< Less
Mask, Fins & Knife By Adam Grohman
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Mask, Fins and Knife is the definitive history of the diving equipment utilized by the Underwater Demolition Teams and SEALs from the early days of World War II to present. Clad in trunks and wearing... More > a mask, a set of fins and armed with a knife, the men of the early amphibious units stormed the beaches of Japanese-held islands in the Pacific Theater. In Europe, the men of the Naval Combat Demolition Units landed on the blood-strewn beaches of Normandy in a valiant effort to break the Atlantic Wall. Mask, Fins & Knife provides a detailed look at the early equipment from the LARU rebreather, Pirelli and Draeger closed-circuit diving rigs to the advent of the Aqua-Lung. Heavily illustrated with over twenty-five + photographs and with information gathered from official U.S. Navy Diving Manuals, various other histories and sources, Mask, Fins & Knife is the only book of its kind that explains the true history of the underwater equipment used by the “Naked Warrior” of World War II to today’s modern SEAL.< Less
Beneath the Blue & Grey Waves By Adam Grohman
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The navies of the North and South shifted from sail to steam and from wood to iron as they battled for a strategic naval advantage during the American Civil War. Beneath the Blue & Grey Waves... More > provides an in-depth study of the sub-marine warfare that occurred during the Civil War. Included is new information regarding a submarine vessel not previously identified by historians. Beneath the Blue & Grey Waves is an excellent way to dive below the surface and learn more about the exciting and pivotal submarine technology that played an important role in the naval war of the conflict.< Less
Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks By Adam Grohman
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Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks - provides an intimate look at eleven shipwrecks and maritime disasters that occurred in the waters of New York and Long Island. Diver, researcher and... More > author Adam Grohman dives into the archives to explore the histories of various wrecks including the Savannah, Lexington, U.S.S. Ohio, Circassian, Seawanhaka, Oregon, Louis V. Place, General Slocum, U.S.S. San Diego, Andrea Doria, and the Gwendoline Steers. The chapters provide an in depth history of the vessel, the circumstances surrounding their eventual demise, and subsequent exploration by divers and explorers. Claimed by the Sea is heavily illustrated and contains extensive footnotes, source listings and several appendices including a glossary of nautical and diving terminology. Claimed by the Sea is an excellent opportunity for armchair historians and seasoned underwater explorers to dip beneath the waves of history to explore the tragedy and triumph of man versus the sea.< Less
American Anarchist By Adam Grohman
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In February 1893 the S.S. Naronic departs Liverpool bound for New York City. The vessel vanishes and is never heard from again. Ten years later, the New York City Police Department receives a letter... More > indicating that an “infernal machine” or bomb is about to be loaded aboard an outbound British liner. As police agencies race to avert a disaster that could endanger hundreds of innocent lives the enigmatic suspect slips into the shadows of the bustling metropolis. “It is a story that is ripped straight from today’s headlines – homemade explosive devices, bombings, plots to incite terror, shadowy and illusive figures, detectives searching for clues, and the public demanding answers – except that it is not post 9/11 America, but rather, turn of the nineteenth century New York.”< Less
Wenonah II By Adam Grohman
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An Underwater Historical Research Society Short History Publication - Wenonah II - Researcher & Diver Adam Grohman recounts the terrible explosion aboard the Wenonah II on July 16, 1929 in... More > Hempstead Harbor, Glen Cove, New York. In addition to the loss of the motor yacht formally known as the Modesty, Grohman provides an interesting look at the vessel's owner, financier J.A. Stillman. Includes author's preface, detailed source listing, original drawings by the author based on newspaper images,and original photographs.< Less
Presidential Plunge By Adam Grohman
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Presidential Plunge is an extensive history of the myriad efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, throughout his lifetime, in support of the U.S. Navy. Exemplified through his actions as a naval historian,... More > staunch supporter of the growth and efficiency of the fleet, preserver of the nation’s naval heritage, and his characteristic rolling up the sleeves efforts to demonstrate his leadership to both enlisted and officer components of the service, Roosevelt’s lifelong support guaranteed the Navy’s role in the proud maritime history of the United States.< Less
American Anarchist - Deluxe Edition By Adam Grohman
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Deluxe Edition - Includes additional addendums including narrative transcripts of trial, etc. In February 1893 the S.S. Naronic departs Liverpool bound for New York City. The vessel vanishes and is... More > never heard from again. Ten years later, the New York City Police Department receives a letter indicating that an “infernal machine” or bomb is about to be loaded aboard an outbound British liner. As police agencies race to avert a disaster that could endanger hundreds of innocent lives the enigmatic suspect slips into the shadows of the bustling metropolis. “It is a story that is ripped straight from today’s headlines – homemade explosive devices, bombings, plots to incite terror, shadowy and illusive figures, detectives searching for clues, and the public demanding answers – except that it is not post 9/11 America, but rather, turn of the nineteenth century New York.”< Less
Frontenac - The Forgotten Steamboat Fire on Lake Cayuga By Adam Grohman
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A UHRS Short History Publication that recounts the forgotten fire aboard the Frontenac on Lake Cayuga. This short history includes images of the vessel before and after the fire and a complete... More > listing of sources.< Less

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