Archive of: Good Reads

Title Issue
Modern Marine Weather (Third Edition)

Modern Marine Weather (Third Edition)

The problem with teaching marine weather is the same problem as celestial navigation: How do you demonstrate a three-dimensional concept so that the recipient can visualize it?

November/December 2018
Halfway Rock Light Station

Halfway Rock Light Station

When writing about lighthouses, it’s almost impossible to avoid lapsing into nostalgia or busting out in Faulkner quotes about the past not being dead or Masefield’s lonely sea and the sky.

September/October 2018
Run the Storm

Run the Storm

George M. Foy’s collective biography of a ship and a storm, and of the crew who would die in that storm, is a tour de force of nautical expertise coupled with sensitive treatment of one of the worst maritime disasters in our history.

July/August 2018
Shakedown Cruise: Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes

Shakedown Cruise: Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes

I approached Nigel Calder’s latest book with the usual trepidation.

May/June 2018
Rogue Waves: Anatomy of a Monster

Rogue Waves: Anatomy of a Monster

Unpredicted and thus far unpredictable waves of vast height and sudden destructive power have long animated the imagination and concern of deepwater sailors.

March/April 2018
Sun, Wind, & Water: The Essential Guide to the Energy Efficient Cruising Boat

Sun, Wind, & Water: The Essential Guide to the Energy Efficient Cruising Boat

In all my miles as a cruising sailor, I’ve always been impressed by how well other cruisers could conserve things — money in particular.

March/April 2017
Hawaii by Sextant

Hawaii by Sextant

July/August 2014
Hawaiki Rising

Hawaiki Rising

March/April 2014
Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale

March/April 2014
The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

January/February 2014
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