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HEMP:  COVERS OF SAILING SHIP BOOKS
of the Hemp Museum.

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SHIPS & BOATS.  By Lionel Casson.  1964.  Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York. 272  pages, 306 illustrations. 
 Hemp was there in two of the greatest endeavors of human experience, sailing ships and the written word.  It was the power of the wind caught in hemp sails held by hemp ropes that carried the commerce of the world for thousands of years.  And hemp paper has been the tablet on which was written and printed the past two thousand years of human experience and invention.

THE BOOK OF OLD SHIPS: And Something of Their Evolution and Romance. , by H. B. Culver & G. Grant.  1924. Garden City Publishing, Garden City, N.Y. 306 pages.
     "Wherein will be found drawings and descriptions of many varieties of vessels, both long and round, showing their development from most remote times; the portraiture of their progress, their garnishment, etc., etc., etc.  Together with divers dissertations upon the origins of shipping; also an appendix wherein will be discovered to the inquisitive much information appertaining to the ancient uses and customs of the sea and mariners."
     More than 70 illustrations in Line and Color.
with abundant billowing hemp canvas sails.

THE HISTORY OF SHIPS, By Peter Kemp.  1978.
A HISTORY OF SHIPS AND SEAFARING.  By Courtlandt Canby.  1963.  Hawthorn Books Inc. Publishers, New York, N.Y.  115 pages.  139 illustrations.
     Volume 2 of the New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention, this book has a chronology of seafaring.  The date 4000 B.C. is suggested as the start of sailboats in Mesopotamia.
MEN SHIPS AND THE SEA, By Capt. Alan Villiers.  1962.  An excellent history of seafaring.
THE LORE OF SHIPS.  1966.  Edited by Sam Svensson.
GHOST SHIPS.  By Emily Cain.  1983.  Fountain Press Ltd.  Berkshire, U.K.  145 pages.  90 illustrations.   Hamilton & Scourge:
Historical Treasures from the War of 1812.  Sunk in a squall in Lake Ontario in 1813, the two ships were located in 1975 and photographed in 1982 by the National Geographic Society, which found near-perfect preservation in the near-freezing waters and an astonishing range of artifacts.

 

COLUMBUS:  For Gold and Glory.  1991.  Text by John Dyson/ Photographs by Peter Christopher.
In search of the real Christopher Columbus.
"During a long sea passage in a wooden ship with canvas sails (hemp) and hemp rope, minor repairs and endless maintenance keep the crew constantly busy."  "In thirty years virtually every member of the gentle race [300,000 Tainos] first encountered by Columbus had been wiped out."
THE OLD NAVY:  1776 - 1860.  1962.  NATIONAL ARCHIVES PUBLICATION NO. 62-10.  
A Catalog of an Exhibit of Prints and Watercolors from the Naval Collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
NAVAL BATTLES AND HEROES.  1960. American Heritage Junior Library.
A GOODLY SHIP:  The Building of the Susan Constant.  1992.  The story of the ship that brought the settlers to Jamestown.  Revisiting history and the art of wooden shipbuilding.
THE WORLD'S GREAT SAILING SHIPS.  1998. By Ollivier Puget.  Picture book of today's great sailing ships.
LOST AT SEA:  Great Shipwrecks of History.  By Ronald Pearsall.  1978.
CURRIER & IVES:  Chronicles of America.  1968.  Edited by John Lowell Pratt.  Currier & Ives loved the sailing ship, especially the clipper ships.
THE PIRATES.  1978. Time-Life Books, Inc.  Book of the seafarers who waged war on the seas against the world.
Hemp rope and sails carried the good and the bad.
WINDJAMMER.  1958. The Story of Louis deRochemont's Cinemiracle Windjammer.  The ship was the Christian Radich.
JOHN PAUL JONES:   Father of the U.S. Navy.   1963. WEIR, RUTH COMER.      

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