By: Stanton H. King
Dog-Watches at Sea
Stanton H. King was from Barbados and followed his brothers to sea at the age of twelve in 1880. He spent only twelve years at sea for reasons given in this book. Thereafter, he became associated with the Sailors’ Haven, Boston, Massachusetts and became its director. He was also a renowned Chantie singer and, in 1918, King’s Book Of Chanties was published. King views the sailing life from “before the mast”, that is, through the eyes of the common sailor.
By: H. De Vere Stacpoole (1863-1951)
The Blue Lagoon
Two shipwrecked children grow up on a South Pacific island. This beautiful story of adventure and innocent love was H.D. Stacpoole’s most popular work.Parents who may have seen the Hollywood film need not be anxious about the book's suitability for kids -- the author's treatment of adolescent sexuality is almost mystical and very mild. The story of The Blue Lagoon (1908) continues in The Garden of God (1923) and The Gates of Morning (1925). A ship’s doctor, Henry De Vere Stacpoole (1863–1951) published over 90 works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and translation.
By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
|Marjorie at Seacote|
By: Maturin Murray Ballou
Maturin Murray Ballou was the author of dozens of books, chiefly centered around his extensive sea travel. He was deputy navy-agent in the Boston Custom House and circumnavigated in 1882, collecting material for several travel accounts and various nautical romances, amongst which The Sea-Witch can be counted.
By: Kirk Munroe (1850-1930)
The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines
The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines is an adventure set in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The delightful story features a brave and wholesome hero struggling for his rightful copper mining inheritance against smugglers and bandits. He also encounters a beautiful and mysterious maiden who is caught in her father’s secret crimes.
|Under the Great Bear|
By: Victor Appleton
|Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, on the border for Uncle Sam|
By: Morgan Robertson
Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan
This novel was published a full 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, but listeners may be surprised at how many parallels this fictional tale has with subsequent true events. The Titan is the largest and most technologically advanced steamship of her time. She is considered unsinkable. Her full speed crossings of the Northern Lane Route carry her rich passengers in the highest standards of luxury and comfort. The less well-off travel in rougher quarters but still benefit from the speed of travel...
|"Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|
|The Grain Ship|
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Battery and the Boiler Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables|
|Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters|
|The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers|
|The Eagle Cliff|
|The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole|
Charlie to the Rescue
Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal...
|Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader|
|Rivers of Ice|
|The Coxswain's Bride also, Jack Frost and Sons; and, A Double Rescue|
|The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|
|The Life of a Ship|
The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".
|Fighting the Whales|
|The Crew of the Water Wagtail|
|The Young Trawler|
|Shifting Winds A Tough Yarn|
|The Battle and the Breeze|