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The Open Boat and Other Stories By Stephen Crane
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Stranded at Sea With Three Others - Survivor "The Open Boat" is a short story by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). First published in 1897, it was based on Crane's... More > experience of surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Florida earlier that year while traveling to Cuba to work as a newspaper correspondent. Crane was stranded at sea for thirty hours when his ship, the SS Commodore, sank after hitting a sandbar. He and three other men were forced to navigate their way to shore in a small boat; one of the men, an oiler named Billie Higgins, drowned after the boat overturned. Crane subsequently adapted his report into narrative form, and the resulting short story "The Open Boat" was published in Scribner's Magazine. The story is told from the point of view of an anonymous correspondent, with Crane as the implied author, the action closely resembles the author's experiences after the shipwreck. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' By William Hope Hodgson
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The Boats of the Glen Carrig is horror writer William Hope Hodgson's 1907 novel. Written in an archaic style and presented as a true record and account, the story is narrated by a passenger of the... More > Glen Carrig, a ship lost at sea after a supposed collision with a hidden rock. The survivors abandon the sinking hull in two lifeboats, but their most horrific and terrifying experiences are yet to come. The Boats of the Glen Carrig evokes a lost world and gives an engrossing study in human relationships submitted to pressure and fear.< Less
Three Men in a Boat By Jerome K. Jerome
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humorist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat(1889). Other works include the essay collections... More > Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels-Wikipedia< Less
Three Men in a Boat By Jerome K. Jerome
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It would be unfair to say that any of the three men were hypochondriacs: it was simply that they suffered from a constant malaise, consisting of every symptom but housemaid's knee. The only cure for... More > it was a revitalizing river trip in an open boat. Bearing frying pans, elusive toothbrushes, pies, lemonade and whisky, for medicinal purposes only, the three men and Montmorency the dog (whose ambition in life is to get in the way) embark on their hilarious adventures on the Thames. After considerable enjoyment and irritation - getting lost in the maze, arguing with some quarrelsome swans, falling in the river - the three men decide that being out of a boat seems a more inviting alternative. Despite being over a century old, its sparkling insights into human - and canine - nature ensure that Three Men in a Boat is as fresh and invigorating today as when it was first published.< Less
Tub Boats and the Floating Village By Dorian Weatherley-White
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"Tub-boats", explores the life of a young boy who lives in a floating village on a lake in Cambodia. He is clever and resourceful as his life close to nature offers up its silent mysteries.... More > He must also live with the other children who are not kind to him because he is different. He has a hole in his lip, a cleft lip. Miracles happen as the boy is found by a team of mission doctors who repair the lip and change his life.< Less
Shorts Empire Flying Boats By peter dancey
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For more than a decade from the mid-1930s to the end of the Second World War Short flying boats provided the civil airlines and the military with long-range transports. Providing routes and services... More > not easily accesseable by landplanes. This ebook updates the Shorts Bros entry in this authors hardback published in the USA and UK by Fonthill Media Ltd in 2014 and available from Amazon Bookstores in both countries.< Less
Sunshine Bill & Adrift in a Boat By W.H.G. Kingston
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This pair of novellas by W.H.G. Kingston (known better as one of the primary translators of the works of Jules Verne into English) share a nautical theme. Both stories deal with the lives and... More > adventures of teenage boy sailors and how they survive the rigors and dangers of the oceans in the mid-to-late 1800s. SUNSHINE BILL — Young Bill's father is killed in an accident and his mother is hard-pressed to provide for the family. He befriends a sea captain who offers him a place on his ship and steady income. He survives hurricanes, falling overboard and other mishaps like sharks, hunger, and French sailors to fight. ADRIFT IN A BOAT - On a picnic a family is joined by a midshipman on leave. He and another boy go for a walk on some rocks but get cut off by rising tides. They try to swim but are rescued by an old man in a boat. They drift until they spot a wrecked ship, but are fired on by some privateers. The old man dies and the boys must struggle to get back home.< Less
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Paint The Boats White is a compelling story about a 14 year old boy from Cape May, New Jersey, who's brother is killed by a shark during a fishing exposition. Daniel Parker's life begins to spiral... More > out of control after the loss of his older brother, and he ultimately stows away on a Coast Guard cutter sailing for New York. Daniel has no way of knowing that the cutter's mission is to intercept a rouge freighter carrying weapons of mass destruction into New York Harbor. Daniel soon becomes trapped on the sinking freighter and discovers that he is the only one that can defuse the ticking WMD.< Less
Boat/Scapes By Mariam Stephan
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Mariam Aziza Stephan’s paintings have been exhibited at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Mobile Art Museum, among others. She is a recipient of a 2010 Fulbright Award... More > to Egypt and her works are in the collection of the Mobile Museum of Art, the Ministry of Culture in Egypt, and works on paper are available in the Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the University of Washington and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, she is an Associate Professor in painting and Director of Graduate Studies, at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Mariam Stephan's catalogue on the occasion of the exhibition Boat/Scapes, April 23 - May 18, 2013 at The Painter Center, New York, NY.< Less
Anything but the Love Boat By Elka Hacker
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'Anything But The Love Boat' describes life and work on cruise ships from a crew perspective. Forget everything you've heard, seen, or read about cruise ships so far. This book is not about glitz and... More > glamor and the always smiling people you might have seen on TV or print ads. You know the ones trying to give the impression that life at sea is always fun and relaxing. My years working on the high seas with the best known international cruises lines come together in this book. Not to compromise anybody, names, destinations, and routes have been changed. The cruise line 'Star Cruises Holidays' only exists on paper and the vessel 'Star Rise' is a work of fiction, too. The stories you are about to enjoy come from my personal experience and those of my colleagues. So get ready, get set...we're off to sea! Enjoy!< Less