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Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)

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Captive passage : the transatlantic slave trade and the making of the Americas by Va.) Mariners' Museum (Newport News( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book features material from the collections of the Mariners' Museum and artifacts from around the world brought together specifically for this exhibition. Included are rare engravings, published here for the first time, of slave forts along the west coast of Africa; a sailor's sea chest illustrated with slaving motifs; a Colombian postage stamp honoring Jesuit priest Fray Pedro Claver, known as the "apostle of the Negroes" for his kindness; and period images of the Amistad rebellion."--Jacket
The Monitor chronicles : one sailor's account : today's campaign to recover the Civil War wreck( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical text largely based on and including Civil War letters written by George Geer
Titanic : fortune & fate : catalogue from the Mariners' Museum Exhibition by Beverly McMillan( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalog of an exhibition at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va. sheds light on the lives of the passengers and crew of the Titanic. Photographs show portraits of the people on board, postcards, passenger lists, letters, newspaper articles, clothing, and more
Collis Potter Huntington by Cerinda W Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship names: origins and usages during 45 centuries by Don H Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seaport : New York's vanished waterfront : photographs from the Edwin Levick Collection by Phillip Lopate( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the end of the nineteenth century, the Port of New York was the center of a huge global maritime enterprise - a waterfront colossus astride Manhattan that encompassed hundreds of miles of piers and shore facilities. For much of the first half of the twentieth century, American's seaborne commerce with Europe and Central and South America converged here." "Phillip Lopate, renowed essayist and lifelong taker of New York's pulse, shows us the port through the images of Levick, Sperr, and others as they strove to portray its fluid ensemble of people, ships, business bustle, daily tasks, and rare quiet moments - all against the backdrop of a metropolis that was inexorably evolving beyond them. Many of images, now in the Edwin Levick Collection at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, have never been published. Seen at last in this volume, they bring to life a time when New York was the grandest seaport of them all."--BOOK JACKET
Aak to Zumbra : a dictionary of the world's watercraft( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boat lovers will rejoice when they see this delightful new dictionary of indigenous watercraft from around the world. This reference work is both a great contribution to 'the ethnography of the boat' and includes boats with such names as zumbra and abubuz, making it a treasure trove of terms for Scrabble players everywhere. Accompanied by line drawings, the 5,600 entries list country of origin, function, dates of operation, and appearance."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
The Bard brothers : painting America under steam and sail( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of what we know about how steamboats looked between about 1835 and 1900 comes from the meticulously detailed paintings of John and James Bard, twin brothers who were born in New York City in 1815, coincidentally the same year that Robert Fulton died. The Bard brothers taught themselves to paint, turning out their first joint work at the age of twelve, and they became the greatest chroniclers of the steamboat era. Working for owners, captains, boat builders - anyone who would commission a ship's portrait - John and James Bard turned out thousands of stunning paintings that have long been treasured by museums and collectors. Sometimes regarded as folk artists because of the naive directness and simplicity of their paintings, the Bards created works that have become icons of Americana." "The narrative tells the life stories of the brothers, who grew up in modest circumstances in lower Manhattan. Tragically, John Bard's life ended early. Estranged from his brother, John drifted away from New York, only to return to die in a city poorhouse at about the age of forty. James, however, perhaps the more talented of the two, built a substantial career and continued painting for another forty years, completing his last two watercolors in 1890." "The Bard paintings combine the naive charm of these untutored artists with the sharp observations of craftsmen working for demanding clients. Every detail in their work is attended to, from the sculpted figureheads decorating the pilot houses above the steamboat roofs to the gleaming, mullioned glass windows of the passenger saloons. Almost invariably seen in strict profile moving from right to left (so that the trailing banners would read correctly), the steamboats and sailboats in Bard paintings seem as fresh and alive today as they did 150 years ago."--Jacket
Bark canoes : the art and obsession of Tappan Adney by John Jennings( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and work of Edwin Tappan Adney, who preserved the history of Native and fur trade bark canoe construction in North America by building historically accurate canoe models using authentic materials and traditional techniques. Includes photographs of 110 models with captions explaining the source, building techniques and materials used for each canoe
The history of pirates by Angus Konstam( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of piracy, tracing crime on the high seas from the ancient world through the modern age
The disappearing islands of the Chesapeake by William B Cronin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book surveys the changing fortunes of the bay's forty-odd islands - from Garrett in the north to Gwynn's and James in the south. Retired oceanographer William B. Cronin used historical nautical charts, current data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and colonial and state records to document the erosion, loss of marsh land, and islands that have completely disappeared beneath the water's surface. On Holland, rising water in the late 1910s forced townspeople to move their houses by barge to the mainland. On Barren, a sizable hunting lodge housed guests as late as the 1970s but by 1985 had become a wreck beneath the water. This book features photographs from celebrated Maryland photographer A. Aubrey Bodine."
American naval prints : from the Beverly R. Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland by United States Naval Academy( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mariners' Museum, 1930-1950; a history and guide by Va.) Mariners' Museum (Newport News( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Moran, (1829-1901), American marine and landscape painter : exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, April 27-June 3, 1979, the Mariners Museum, June 17-August 5, 1979 by Paul D Schweizer( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of maps, ships' papers and logbooks by Va.) Mariners' Museum (Newport News( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the world's watercraft from Aak to Zumbra( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boat lovers will rejoice when they see this delightful new dictionary of indigenous watercraft from around the world. This reference work is both a great contribution to 'the ethnography of the boat' and includes boats with such names as zumbraand abubuz, making it a treasure trove of terms for Scrabble players everywhere. Accompanied by line drawings, the 5,600 entries list country of origin, function, dates of operation, and appearance."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," AmericanLibraries, May 2002
An America's Cup treasury : the lost Levick photographs, 1893-1937 by Gary Jobson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the sea : a loan exhibition of the marine paintings of Winslow Homer by Winslow Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Captive passage : the transatlantic slave trade and the making of the Americas
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The Monitor chronicles : one sailor's account : today's campaign to recover the Civil War wreckTitanic : fortune & fate : catalogue from the Mariners' Museum ExhibitionSeaport : New York's vanished waterfront : photographs from the Edwin Levick CollectionAak to Zumbra : a dictionary of the world's watercraftThe Bard brothers : painting America under steam and sailBark canoes : the art and obsession of Tappan AdneyThe history of piratesThe disappearing islands of the Chesapeake
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Mariners' Museum

Mariners' Museum (Warwick Co., Va.)

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