E-Books Boats and Ships

These public domain books describe boats and ships of the past.

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A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building by Richard M. Van Gaasbeek: There is some great stuff here, with lines, tools, methods, all you need to know. It is eavily illustrated with some great old photos too. Published in 1918 and 1919. 251 Pgs
14 MB
All Afloat by William Wood: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways from Canada from 1915. This includes lots of smaller boats and fishing vessels. 62 Pgs
8 MB
Boat-Building and Boating By D. C. Beard: This is a 1931 book with simple boats for the home builder including everything from canoes to shanties. 218 Pgs
13 MB
How Wooden Ships are Built by Cole Estep: Published in 1918, this has many great old photographs and shipbuilding techniques in the US, back in the days of wooden ships and iron men. 112 Pgs
16 MB
Ship-Building in Iron and Wood by Andrew Murray: This is an 1869 Classic textbook coming out of Edinborough Scotland (one of the capitols of great shipbuilding.) This is very engineering intensive with lots of math but is very complete in its treatments of the topic. 277 Pgs
24 MB
The Building of a Wooden Ship by Chas. G. Davis: Another great shipbuilding book with lots of details of the accessories, and the construction methods. It also has many great photos too. Publishied in 1918. 151 Pgs
11 MB
The Sailing Boat By H. C. Folkard: Treatise on English and Foreign Boats, a Descriptive of the Various Forms of Boats and Sails of Every Nation, by H. C. Folkard in 1863. 378 Pgs
9 MB
Windjammers and Sea Tramps by W. Runciman: These experiences and opinions of things naval, new and old, are dedicated with every sentiment of esteem. From 1905 72 Pgs
1.4 MB
Wooden Sailing Ships, by Sir George C. V. Holmes: 1906 - This is an interesting historical perspective of many different styles of sailing ships across history. 98 Pgs
5 MB