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tommy7 08-16-2016 06:50 PM

Ocean Lore.... whats a good read
 
I just re-ordered California Blue Water Gold Rush. Its about the early urchin fishery in California. I also like the story of the USS Essex. I thought that a thread dedicated to good reading about the ocean would be cool. Book Review :p

WESTBURY 08-17-2016 01:56 AM

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Tommy
did you read "Heart of the Sea"? That was the story of the whaling vessel "Essex".
How about "Endurance"? About Shackleton's voyage. Another great read.

paddow 08-17-2016 09:13 PM

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Mens Lives by John Mathison
Highliners by William McCloskey
Striper by John Cole
not sure if these were the kind of books you were looking for, but they are all good books about fish and fisherman

tommy7 08-17-2016 09:57 PM

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Hi Joe,
Yes heart of the sea was disturbingly excellent! I will check out Endurance as well as the books that Paddow listed..... I was kinda of thinking that Spearboard could have a dedicated book review.... Then again there would need to be enough material and interest :toast: ... Thanks Gentlemen

Behslayer 08-18-2016 09:19 AM

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Shackleton's adventure is a great read. I had this collection of stories of shipwrecks which included stories from hundreds of years ago until present day. I forget the name but it was a great book, I'm sure others have read it.

WESTBURY 08-19-2016 12:54 AM

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I just bought Highliners off Amazon for .1 cent! (3.99 shipping though)

tommy7 08-19-2016 12:09 PM

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I just ordered Highliners and Endurance.... It was cheaper to buy hard-cover ;)

North Star 08-19-2016 02:33 PM

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Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson

Fatal Depth, by Joe Haberstroh

Both are real life stories of wreck diving.

WESTBURY 08-22-2016 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by North Star (Post 2114914)
Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson

Fatal Depth, by Joe Haberstroh

Both are real life stories of wreck diving.

Ordered!
Thanks Max!

WESTBURY 08-22-2016 12:18 AM

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If you have any interest in Santa Cruz Island's history, these are 2 must read books.
The one written by Fredric Caire is fantastic.
In fact, I couldn't put it down.
F. Caire is the Great Grandson of Justinian Caire. Justinian Caire owned the island in the 1800's and ended up in a 20 year legal battle with his daughters and their husbands (Gherini and Rossis).
This book is written from the Caire family perspective.
The other book is written from the Gherini family perspective and is also a fantastic read.

darian 08-22-2016 12:44 AM

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I've been reading Len Jones "Hooks, Spears and Spanners" and it's great. I've been trying to find his other books but they are almost impossible to find. (if anyone knows where to get them let me know)

Every Carlos Eyles book I'ver read is good.

darian 08-22-2016 12:45 AM

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Also, In the Slick of the Cricket. Inspiration for Cap Quint from Jaws.

tommy7 09-13-2016 12:15 AM

Re: Ocean Lore.... whats a good read
 
Ordered and re-read Blue water gold rush.......Awesome read. Also read Highliners, another great read.
Tonight I ordered Shadow Diver and Mens Lives. Thanks guys

WESTBURY 09-13-2016 10:16 AM

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I'm almost done with Shadow Divers.
It's been a great read.

Boatboy 09-13-2016 10:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WESTBURY (Post 2117711)
I'm almost done with Shadow Divers.
It's been a great read.

Shadow Divers is an awesome read :thumps:


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