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Old 19-08-2011, 18:06   #1
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Free Public Domain Sailing Books

the cruise of the hippocampus from google book
and. a summer cruise on the coast of new england, also from google books
both are a great read,
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Old 19-08-2011, 18:18   #2
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Check out my blog for a few public domain book links.
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Re: free public domain sailing books

Easier to download from Internet Archive:
A summer cruise on the coast of New England : Carter, Robert, 1819-1879 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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Re: Free Public Domain Sailing Books

I've enjoyed a lot of Lincoln Colcord's stories. Not really cruising or small-boat sailing -- more about serving on large ships -- but still good reading.

The Game of Life and Death: Stories of the Sea : Lincoln Colcord : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
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Old 22-08-2011, 05:41   #5
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I've enjoyed a lot of Lincoln Colcord's stories. Not really cruising or small-boat sailing -- more about serving on large ships -- but still good reading.

The Game of Life and Death: Stories of the Sea : Lincoln Colcord : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Got it. Looks good, I'll read it as soon as I can. It's on the site. I may have to redesign the site to accommodate all the books and poems that are out there.

I am giving the links for the books back to the original source. I don't think it is efficient for me to download then repost the book on my site, rather a waste of cyberspace. You may need to register to download, but the books are public domain. Also the linked site (American Libraries at The Internet Archives) is a gateway to over 2 million other books and texts.

I have just been exploring the site and I can see a lot of things I am going to link to. Great site!
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Old 23-08-2011, 13:36   #6
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Re: Free Public Domain Sailing Books

ALONE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Being the Yarn of a Cruise in the Lesser Antilles
in the Sailing Canoe "Yakaboo"
BY FREDERIC A. FENGER

Fenger/Alone in the Caribbean/Contents

A great yarn. So much so, I still have a copy on my PC 10 years after reading it on the web!

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Old 23-08-2011, 15:58   #7
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Re: Free Public Domain Sailing Books

I have Sea Wolf (conrad) and of course Slocum's. Any recent books about circumnavigating up in the ether?
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I have never circumnavigated the ether.

Sounds like a mind-enhancing experience
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If you guys get one more disaster you may be circumnavigating from the ether.
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Here is a link to over 650 nautical ebooks you can download in pretty much any format you might want.

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If you guys get one more disaster you may be circumnavigating from the ether.
haha?
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I have never circumnavigated the ether.

Sounds like a mind-enhancing experience
It is necessary when the rum runs out.
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Re: Free Public Domain Sailing Books

Here's another big list of free ebooks. Probably has a lot of overlap with the list above. . . .

Nearly 600 brilliant sea yarns

I may have to steal my wife's Kindle and load it up.
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Thanks for the links- the circ in the ether comment was made because the poster just had a earthquake and now a hurricane. I did not mean it to be a threat of any type.
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