By: F. Marion Crawford
Peculiar happenings aboard the schooner Helen B. Jackson when one night during a storm, the small crew found themselves diminished by one. Somebody had gone overboard, and it was surmised that it was one of the twin Benton brothers. But oddly enough, it seemed that the ‘presence’ of the missing twin continued to exist on board during the following weeks. For example, one extra set of silverware was found to be used after each meal, but nobody claimed to be using them. What then did happen that stormy night, and which brother, if indeed it was one of the brothers, was the man who went overboard?
By: Louis Tracy (1863-1928)
|The Stowaway Girl|
|The Captain of the Kansas|
By: Samuel Merwin (1874-1936)
The Merry Anne
This 1904 maritime adventure is set in the Great Lakes region, upon water and in wood. Our hero is caught in a smuggling scheme and may lose his boat and his sweetheart. With a fast pace and interesting plot, the story is made realistic with very modern "bad-guys".
By: Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
For Treasure Bound
For Treasure Bound is one of the earlier novels by Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster), published in 1897. We follow the hero, whose name is incidentally also Harry Collingwood, on a quest to the pacific islands for treasure and his marooned father, through all the perils he encounters on his journey, such as pirates, sea monsters, and beautiful young ladies. (Summary by Carolin)
|A Pirate of the Caribbees|
|Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess|
|The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba|
|The Log of the Flying Fish A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure|
|The Pirate Slaver A Story of the West African Coast|
|The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn|
|The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer|
|The Cruise of the Thetis A Tale of the Cuban Insurrection|
|The Log of a Privateersman|
|A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story|
|A Middy in Command A Tale of the Slave Squadron|
Cruise of the Esmeralda
After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is said to have buried a vast fortune in gold and jewels somewhere in the Eastern Seas. The catch: all directions are encrypted. Nevertheless, Captain Saint Leger decides to take a chance and sails east. A journey full of adventure begins, including pirates, storms and mutiny...
|A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy|
|The First Mate The Story of a Strange Cruise|
|Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War|
|The Missing Merchantman|
|Overdue The Story of a Missing Ship|
|Two Gallant Sons of Devon A Tale of the Days of Queen Bess|
|The Voyage of the Aurora|
By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Rover Boys on the Ocean
The hearty, all-American Rover Boys sail by yacht to Africa in search of their kidnapped father.
By: Ben Ames Williams
All the Brothers Were Valiant
Joel Shore, newly appointed captain of the whaling ship Nathan Ross following his brother’s apparent demise as captain of the same ship, elects to make his first cruise as captain to the very location where his brother had last been seen – the Gilbert Islands, in order to try to learn more about what happened to his brother. The focus of this tale is of that voyage halfway around the globe and the adventures which he and his crew encounter.
By: Charles Johnson
A General History of the Pyrates
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat...
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea|
|The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure|
|The Boy Tar|
|The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea|