Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New in the Research Center: Rough Weather All Day

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Cover of Rough Weather All Day, edited by David Hirzel
We're delighted to announce that Rough Weather All Day : an Account of the "Jeannette" Search Expedition by Patrick Cahill, edited by David Hirzel, is now available in the Research Center.

Patrick Cahill, a member of the expedition, kept a diary that has been unavailable in published form until now.  Rich in details of the daily life spent among native peoples that sheltered the members of the expedition, this title is of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the exploration of the northwest coast of North America.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New in the Research Center: Shipwrecks of the California Coast

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Cover
If you're interested in the history of California shipwrecks, then be sure to stop by the Research Center--Michael White's new book, Shipwrecks of the California Coast : wood to iron, sail to steam is now available.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New in the Research Center: The Abalone King of Monterey

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Cover

Do you know the story of "Pop" Ernest Doelter, pioneering Japanese fisherman?  Interested in abalone recipes?  Then stop by the Research Center and take a look at our newly available book, The Abalone King of Monterey.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New in the Research Center: Ship steward's handbook

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Cover

The back cover of the Ship Steward's Handbook says it all:  "This charming little handbook was first published in the 1950s as an aid for stewards in the Merchant Navy. With an emphasis on pride in one's work, and a thoroughness and dedication to the highest level of service, it sets out precise instructions on a steward's duties from table etiquette to cabin service."  Illuminating not just the steward's duties, but what it may have been like to be under such a steward's care, be sure to stop by the Research Center to take a look at this glimpse into a mid-century merchant sailor's seafaring life.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New in the Research Center: WindLasses, Kindred Spirits

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Cover of the CD

We are delighted to announce that a rather scarce CD of sea music and chanties is now available in the Research Center--The WindLasses album Kindred Spirits.  Why not stop by to listen to the Glovers' delightful harmonies?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sailing Alone Across the Pacific

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Kenichi Horie's inscription on the title page of the Research Center's rare copy of Kodoku.

On Sunday, August 12, 1962, Kenichi Horie arrived in San Francisco, becoming the first person to sail alone across the Pacific.  Read more about this remarkable achievement in our blog entries celebrating the 50th anniversary.