Author: Review by John Snyder

Water Power! — Short Stories

If you are looking for a collection of fast-moving short stories, 20 to be exact, Robert Beringer’s recently published e-book collection of water-themed tales fits the bill.

Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea By James W. Graham ForeEdge - University of New England, 2014 266 pages, hardcover James Graham’s new book, Victura, revisits the Kennedys through a new lens. It is a perspective that is…

Hawaii by Sextant

Hawaii by Sextant: An In-depth Exercise in Celestial Navigation Using Real Sextant Sights and Logbook Entries By David Burch & Stephen Miller Starpath Publications, Seattle, Wash. 2014 Hawaii by Sextant is an exercise in ocean navigation by celestial navigation alone.…

World Cruising Routes: 7th Edition

World Cruising Routes: 7th Edition By Jimmy Cornell Paradise Cay Publications, Arcata, Calif., 2014 616 pages Since its first publication in 1987, Jimmy Cornell’s World Cruising Routes has been the go-to reference for anyone planning an extended ocean passage. This…

The Navigators - Pathfinders of the Pacific

Available on amazon.com or from the author at Samfilm2@gmail.com Produced and written by Sam Low Original release 1983, restored and remastered 2013 DVD, 59 minutes More than 1,000 years ago the islands of Polynesia were inhabited by an ancient seafaring…

Hawaiki Rising

Hawaiki Rising By Sam Low Island Heritage Publishing, 2013 Hardcover, 343 pages It has been nearly 38 years since the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a first set sail from Hawaii without instruments or charts, using only the stars, wind, and waves…

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale

Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale By Robin Lloyd Sheridan House, 2013 Hardcover, 368 pages Author Robin Lloyd had no intention of writing a historical novel when he began researching his seafaring ancestor Capt. Elisha Ely Morgan. He…

Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story

Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story A film by Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte Antidote Films, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 96 minutes When Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway on Martha’s Vineyard in 1980 they built more than just…

The Billionaire and the Mechanic

The Billionaire and the Mechanic – How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, the America’s Cup By Julian Guthrie Grove Press, 2013 323 pages, hardcover In The Billionaire and the Mechanic, award-winning San…

Suddenly Overboard – True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble

Suddenly Overboard – True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble By Tom Lochhaas McGraw-Hill/International Marine, 2013 185 pages, softcover Suddenly Overboard is a collection of true stories of real maritime casualties — drownings, capsized boats, groundings and more. Author and…

Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews

Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews – Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island By Mark J. Gabrielson The History Press, 2013 176 pages, paperback The history of the America’s Cup is rich and fills many a library shelf. Most of…

Voyaging Under Power – Fourth Edition

Voyaging Under Power – Fourth Edition By Capt. Robert P. Beebe, revised by Denis D. Umstot International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2013 432 pages, hardcover   First published in 1975, Voyaging Under Power has become the “go to” reference for anyone planning an…

Wilderness and Rescue Medicine

Wilderness and Rescue Medicine By Jeffrey E. Isaac, PA-C and David E. Johnson, MD Sixth edition Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013 226 pages, softcover Jeff Isaac and David Johnson’s book continues to be the last word on wilderness and rescue…

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms By William Hammond Naval Institute Press, 2012 256 pages, hardcover A Call to Arms is the fourth novel in William Hammond’s historical fiction series following the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Mass. Primarily set in the…

Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia

By RADM Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) and Michael Hirsh Naval Institute Press, 2012 272 pages There have been a number of books and articles dealing with the global security issue of Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden. Some are…

Kialoa US-1: Dare to win

Kialoa US-1: Dare to win By Jim Kilroy Smith/Kerr Associates, Seapoint Books 2012 Hardcover, 447 pages   The yachting world has always been filled with larger-than-life characters, men and women who pursue their passion with intensity and drive. But only…