Archive of: Good Reads

Title Issue
Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World

Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World

Talk about good timing: Just as British author Peter Moore was putting the finishing touches on his biography of HMS Endeavour and its multifarious 18th-century voyages, marine archaeologists in Rhode Island pinpointed its final resting place near Newport, where in 1778 it had been scuttled by the British to prevent the French fleet from attacking.

November/December 2019
Sailing America

Sailing America

In a magazine like Ocean Navigator, the photos play as big a part as the words, from the front cover all the way through.

November/December 2019
Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonder of How Animals Find Their Way

Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonder of How Animals Find Their Way

When Cole Porter wrote, “And this is why birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it,” he was referring to falling in love.

September/October 2019
Murder Aboard: The Herbert Fuller Tragedy and the Ordeal of Thomas Bram

Murder Aboard: The Herbert Fuller Tragedy and the Ordeal of Thomas Bram

Murder Aboard jumps right into the action: An 11-person crew of the barquentine Herbert Fuller departs Boston with a load of timber in July 1896, bound for Buenos Aires.

July/August 2019
Sailing to the Edge of Time

Sailing to the Edge of Time

Sailing to the Edge of Time is a splendid book of nautical lore and, in its way, a profound book — a philosophical inquiry into the seductive enticement of seafaring.

March/April 2019

Winter Passage: Essays, Memoirs, Journeys

Longtime newspaperman, travel writer and Ocean Navigator contributor Alan Littell has compiled a volume of his writings that demonstrates both his globetrotting experience and his keen skill at eyewitness journalism.

January/February 2019
Celestial Navigation: A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are

Celestial Navigation: A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are

This short book — only 133 pages — delivers just enough information for the reasonably competent coastal navigator to become a reasonably competent celestial navigator.

January/February 2019
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
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