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A Paddler's Guide to Ontario's Lost Canoe Routes

Take the path less traveled along lesser-known waterways. Some of the routes featured in this book are little known; some haven't been documented for as long as 50 years. The 15 trips range from two to eight days, involve all types of water, and are suitable for canoeists of all skill levels.

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A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Quebec

Twenty top river trips through the wilds of Ontario and Quebec. Kevin Callan is one of the foremost authorities on canoeing Central Canada's lakes and rivers. But he's that rare ah-shucks expert who gives you the best information, spins a wild-but-true story, yet doesn't have to be the hero of his own tale. Includes detailed route descriptions and maps showing all access points, important river features and accurate portage lengths.

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Adventures with Jonny

Adventures with Jonny brings family together again in a book that speaks to both children and parents. The three part book opens with a colorful fishing adventure to intrigue children. The second section educates parents on the introduction of children to the sport of fishing. The final section aids both children and parents on the identification of common game fish Entice Children, Educate Parents, Send them off fishing together. Intrigue children with the wonders of fishing and aid parents in getting their children outdoors to share quality family time together. 

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Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes

Delineating a glorious era in maritime history, Atlantic is the first comprehensive account of the legendary 1905 Kaiser’s Cup Transatlantic Race and the international–and individual–intrigue that fueled it. In the hands of master storyteller Scott Cookman–with characters no fiction can duplicate–this dazzling chronicle vividly recounts one of the most dramatic long-distance yacht races in history.

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Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage: BC's South Coast from the Gulf Islands to Cape Caution

Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage covers over 200 anchorages from Victoria to Cape Caution, and includes passes and ports. More than 120 maps; over 450 colour photographs and illustrations. Written by William Kelly and former Pacific Yachting columnist Anne Vipond, based on their 25 years of cruising the Inside Passage.

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Boat Green

Recreational boating is a pastime enjoyed by millions. Yet the waters and marine environment that boaters so love are in serious jeopardy from pollution, from resource mismanagement, and from misunderstanding. Boaters can help to change that. Although a relatively small part of the problem of marine environmental degradation, recreational boaters can be a huge part of the solution, writes Clyde W. Ford, an avid boater of over 20 years, whose encounters with polluted waters galvanized him to explore workable solutions.

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Bobby Orr: My Life

The man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice ... He shares his story and here is our favourite quote " All of us grandkids would spend endless hours during the summer months at the cottage, fishing and boating and generally having a great time. When you live in a northern climate and have to contend with a lot of cold weather, you learn to appreciate the warm summers."

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Captain Duck

Duck has run out of petrol for his truck and decides to call on his friend Goat, who always has a supply of fuel and who surely wouldn't mind if he "borrowed" some? Duck's beady gaze falls upon Frog and Sheep preparing to set off on a pleasure trip with Goat in his motor boat. Duck is immediately convinced that this is "the only way to travel" and loses all interest in his beloved truck! While Goat's back is turned, Duck commandeers the boat, appointing himself as Captain and speeds off with his reluctant crew. Of course, chaos ensues, with the friends getting washed out to sea and Duck discovering that he's a landlubber after all.

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Chasing Records: One Man's Quest to Shatter as Many Angling Milestones as Possible

For most anglers, catching a world-record fish is something they can only fantasize about. "Maybe," the angler thinks, "I'll get lucky." But if the reason you fish is to catch world-record fish, then luck is only a very small part of it, as Robert Cunningham has learned in the course of a long quest during which he has caught fifty-seven world-record fish, as certified by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Cunningham's pursuit of record fish began on the remote and austere Chandeleur Islands off the Louisiana coast, which he reached flying his own seaplane, and where he chased and landed several world-record redfish. Cunningham then moved offshore, where he took record cobia and dolphin on both conventional tackle with a fly rod, and set an astonishing eleven world records in one year. Cunningham has caught record fish in the sloughs of the Mobile River Delta, the interior lakes of the Bahamas, and along tide rips more than one hundred miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. He has fought potential world-record fish for eight hours, only to lose them at boatside, and then gone back for more, and alongthe way, learned all manner of angling skills as well as the ability to shake off the (literal) bad breaks. His account of one angler's obsession is full of humor, disappointment, and triumph.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating & Sailing

Author Frank Sargeant is a well-known outdoors writer/columnist and boating expert. An excellent overview of both power boating and sailing--and focusing on the techniques shared by both: anchoring, motoring, docking, trailering and other techniques are critical for both types of boaters to learn--and the most common techniques omitted by most sailing only books. It also covers weather, safety, maps, rules of the road, dealing with people on the boat, gear, types of boats--power and sailboats and the basics of sailing.

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Flotsam and Jetsam: The Collected Adventures, Opinions, and Wisdom from a Life Spent Messing About in Boats

Robb White was a master of the art of spinning a good yarn. Readers got a taste of his stories in How to Build a Tin Canoe , but that volume barely scratched the surface of his total output. Flotsam and Jetsam includes all those stories, plus about five times more.

His stories revolve around boats and boatbuilding, with countless sidetracks into such esoterica as clam chowder, sawmills, cast-netting, and alligators. His style is similar to his sister Bailey White’s—mining a deep vein of Southern eccentricity and charm, while also imparting a great deal of practical and technical wisdom.

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How to Read A Nautical Chart: A Complete Guide to the Symbols, Abbreviations and Data Displayed on Nautical Charts

Arranged and edited by Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, --and containing four-color illustrations throughout,-- How to Read a Nautical Chart presents a number of original features that help readers make optimum use of the data found in Chart No. 1, including a more intuitive format, crucial background information, international chart symbol equivalents, electronic chart symbology, and thorough explanations of the practical aspects of nautical chart reading.

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Leap of Faith: Quit your Job and Live on a Boat

Ed Robinson was a reporter and editor of a weekly newspaper, The Smyrna Times. He was also a contributing writer for The Mariner Magazine, a Maryland based publication covering all things boating and fishing. After twenty years working for a major utility, he quit his job and moved onto a boat. He and his wife Kim are somewhere on the west coast of Florida.

Ed and Kim gave up everything and now they have it all

Follow them as they leave the working world behind and become carefree boat bums and beachcombers. Read how one couple got rid of all their belongings, quit their jobs, and moved onto a boat. This is a story of finding happiness in paradise through simplicity of life. It’s tales from tropical adventures. It’s a simple plan for financial freedom. It’s social commentary on the state of today’s society, sprinkled throughout with lyrics from the songs that inspired them.

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Motor Boating

This book is essential reading for anyone new to cruising under power. It describes how to choose a boat and maintain it (there is an extensive photo-essay on diesel engine maintenance and troubleshooting). Navigation, particularly using GPS, is fully covered as are VHF radio techniques and the Rule of the Road. Major sections deal with boat handling, weather and passage making. The whole book is beautifully illustrated with specially taken colour photos and photo-sequences.

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Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips: A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers

Provides important detailed descriptions, maps and sage advice ... has a lot going for it. (Ron Cherkewich Rural Roots 20030323)

Detailed ... a keen sense of what real life paddlers ... want out of a wilderness trip. (Bartley Kives Winnipeg Free Press 20030510)

Will be appreciated by serious paddlers... filled with route descriptions and practical details. (Laszlo Buhasz Globe and Mail 2005).

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Power Boating for Dummies

Whether you're a nautical novice or an experienced boater, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about owning and operating a power boat. From the basics of safe seamanship and docking and mooring techniques to necessary equipment, routine maintenance, and hosting guests, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport.

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Powerboat Handling Illustrated: How to Make Your Boat Do Exactly What You Want it To

Using hundreds of illustrations and photos, Powerboat Handling Illustrated shows you step-by-step how to do tasks such as docking, trimming, wave handling, and close-quarters maneuvering. These maneuvers are adapted to different types of boats under various conditions.

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Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance

 A treasure chest of proven labor-savers that can help you get those pesky maintenance chores done faster--so you can get out on the water and play. Here are 1,001 tested tips from Boating Magazine's maintenance expert, giving super-effective yet environmentally friendly ways to clean and maintain all your boat's systems: deck, hull, cabin, engine, bilge, electrical systems, tanks, and gear. Stop working on your boat and go boating!

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Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions

Margaritaville may not appear on a map, but it does exist--at least in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett. Tales from Margaritaville is a collection of short stories (some purely fiction, some based in truth) so vividly packed with restless dreamers, wild wanderers, and pure gypsy souls that just reading it is a wild adventure. Travel along with a cowboy named Tully Mars, as he heads from Heartache, Wyoming, to Graceland, and relive the autobiographical odyssey of a third-generation sailor and first-rate musical outlaw. With unforgettable stories that present the true roamer's twin loves--the sea and the road--Tales from Margaritaville is one "smooth sailing book of infinite imagination" (Chicago Sun-Times).

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The Adventure of Louey and Frank

PreSchool-Grade 2-Sitting by a pond one day, Louey the Rabbit and Frank the Bear decide to tie some old (giant-sized) shoes together and use them to sail out to sea, armed with pickle sandwiches and a bag of marshmallows. They sail along until they reach a blue bump poking from the waves and then debate whether it is a rock or a whale. This conversation continues even after the "rock" eats their marshmallows, throws the two into the sea, and abandons them. Finally, the two latch on to what might be a log or a fish and reach the shore. They agree that whether it was a rock or a whale, it was an adventure.  

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The Chapman Deck of Essential Knots: 47 Boating Knots

All the knots a boater needs! With step-by-step illustrations of 45 essential knots, plus information on how best to use them, this 52-card deck is a sure-fire follow-up to the bestselling Chapman Book of Knots. Not only do the cards explain the parts of a knot, they outline such basics as how to coil, toss, clean, splice, and maintain lines and troubleshoot common errors. There’s a single, laminated, water-resistant card for every knot, and they’re all classified by usage and color-coded into logical sections. Portable and practical, this invaluable deck is a must-have aboard every boat.

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The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing

Here is the first-ever complete guide to finding, catching, processing, and cooking fish from the decks of a slow-moving cruising sail- or powerboat. Scott and Wendy Bannerot have successfully cruise-fished tropical and temperate seas for more than two decades.

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The Long Way

Bernard Moitessier's memoir is one of the best-ever narratives of a philosophic master sailor singlehanding around the world.

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The Perfect First Mate: A Woman's Guide to Recreational Boating

From packing and planning for needs aboard to enjoying life at dock or anchor and ashore, The Perfect First Mate helps boaters streamline tasks and maximize efficiency, safety and comfort, while above all leaving plenty of time for pleasure. Contents include storage issues, moving and sleeping comfortably below decks, keeping the cabin warm/cool, counteracting boat odor, mold and mildew, and dealing with trash, laundry, and marine toilets.

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The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating: An A-Z Compendium of Naviagation, Seamanship, Boat Maintenance and Nautical Wisdom

Whether it’s boat maintenance, navigation, boat handling in all kinds of weather, or the physics of how boats function, every sailor and powerboater needs a comprehensive go-to source for specialized information.

“You name it, it’s in here. Covers every boating situation. This book is both informative and entertaining.”--Latitudes & Attitudes

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The Wind in the WIllows

Since its beginnings as a series of stories told to Kenneth Grahame's young son, The Wind in the Willows has gone on to become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. The timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger, brought to vivid life by Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, has delighted readers of all ages for more than eighty years.

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Things I Wish I'd Known: Before I Started Sailing

Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. The alphabetical reference format offers the reader opportunities to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. Cartoons by Sail Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne enliven the text. A comprehensive appendix covers over 50 technical topics.

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Waterway Guide

Waterway Guide

Updated annually by on-the-water cruising editors and office staff, these resources are the indispensable cruising companions for boaters exploring the Bahamas as far south as the Turks & Caicos and Cuba to the upper reaches of Maine, and includes the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, from South Padre Island, TX, to the Keys. Each guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way.

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Wilderness Rivers of Manitoba: Journey by Canoe Through the Land Where the Spirit Lives

Detailed information... Hap Wilson has personally explored the rivers. (Wildlife Activist 200410)

Personally documented maps... far more information than a volume size might lead the reader to expect. (Linda Turk Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal )

Sound advice on important topics... Anyone planning a canoe trip to the areas covered by Wilson will benefit greatly. (Glenn Perrett Cottage Times )

Engaging and idiosyncratic... the clear pen-and-ink maps are full of details. (J.A. Lamont Canadian Camera )

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