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BOOK REVIEWS   Alphabetically by Title
- by Carol Standish and Jessica Webster

100 Weird Ways to Catch Fish
 John Waldman
Acadia National Park A Centennial Celebration
 Tom Blagden Jr.
Across Islands and Oceans A Journey Alone Around the World By Sail and By Foot
 James Baldwin
Adventure on the High Sea - A Family's Sailing Voyage
 Susan Barry Blair     > Author Profile...
A Coastal Companion A Year in the Gulf of Maine
 Catherine Schmitt, illustrated by Kimberleigh Martul-March and Margaret Campbell
A Fat Virgin Death Romance and Murder in the British Virgin Islands
 J. Tracksler
A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife
 Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch
Afloat and Ashore
 Roger F. Duncan
African Ocean Blues Tales of landscapes and winds, of islands and people. On a sailing boat, from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
 Carlo Auriemma and Elisabetta Eordegh
Ahab's Wife or, The Star Gazer
 Sena Jeter Naslund
A Hard Water World - Ice Fishing and Why We Do It
 photographs by Layne Kennedy, essays by Greg Breining
All in the Same Boat
 Tom Neale
All This and Sailing, Too
 Olin J. Stephens II
Amazing Sailing Stories - True Adventures from the High Seas
 Dick Durham, editor
A Man and His Ship America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
 Steven Ujifusa
American Catch The Fight for Our Local Seafood
 Paul Greenberg
A Mile Down - The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
 David Vann
And Grant You Peace A Joe Burgess Mystery
 Kate Flora
An Eye for the Coast
 photographs of Eric Hudson
A Passion for Beach Glass
 C.S. Lambert, photographs by Amy Wilton
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind
 Diana and Michael Preston
A Sail of Two Idiots 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean
 Renee D. Petrillo
A Sea In Flames
 Carl Safina
A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast
 James L. Bildner     > Author Profile...
A Wretched and Precarious Situation In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier
 David Welky
The Art of Maine in Winter
 Arnold Skolnick, editor with Carl Little, commentator
The Art of Monhegan Island
 art writer, Carl Little and artist, designer Arnold Skolnick
At Home in Maine - Houses Designed to Fit the Land
 architect Christopher Glass and architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brink
Barbarian Days A Surfing Life
 William Finnegan
Bart and the Compass Rose
 Kevin Saulnier
Beach Stories by the Sand and Sea
 Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker, editors
Before the Wind A Novel
 Jim Lynch
Bear of the Sea
 Joseph E. Garland
Bert and I and other stories from Down East
 Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan
Between Land and Sea The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England
 Christopher L. Pastore
Beyond the Outer Shores The Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts
 Eric Enno Tamm
Blue Mind
 Wallace J. Nichols
Blue Horizons Dispatches from Distant Seas
 Beth A. Leonard
Boat Green 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters
 Clyde W. Ford
Bookmarks Magazine 101 Crackerjack Sea Books
 Dean King and others
The Boy, Me and the Cat Cruise of the Mascot, 1912-1913
 Henry M. Plummer
The Boys in the Boat Nine Men and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics
 Daniel James Brown
Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse
 Eric Jay Dolin
Call of the Ancient Mariner Reese Palley's Guide to a Long Sailing Life
 Reese Palley
The Camera's Coast Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England
 W.H. Bunting, Introduction by John R. Stilgoe
Catboat Summers
 John E. Conway     > Author Profile...
Celia Thaxter Selected Writings
 compiled by Julia Older
Changing Course
 Debra Ann Cantrell
The Coast of Maine
 Carl Heilman II
Cod - A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
 Mark Kurlansky
Cold Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
 Bill Streever
Cold Blood, Hot Sea (Mara Tusconi Mystery Series)
 Charlene D'Avanzo
Cold Oceans - Adventures in Kayak, Rowboat and Dogsled
 Jon Turk
The Continental Risque
 James L. Nelson
Cork Boat
 John Pollack
Creative Coastal Cooking
 Terry Ward Libby
The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing
 Scott Bannerot and Wendy Bannerot
Cruising At Last
 Elliott Merrick
Cruising Guide to Maine
 Don Johnson
Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast
 Taft, Taft and Rindlaub
Cruising Guide to the New England Coast - 11th ed.
 Duncan, Ware and Fenn
Cruising Guide to the New England Coast - 12th ed.
 Robt C. & Roger S. Duncan, W. Wallace & Paul W. Fenn
Cruising Rules
 Roland Sawyer Barth
Damaged Goods - A Jack McMorrow Mystery
 Gerry Boyle
The Dance of the Flying Gurnards - America's Coastal Curiosities and Beachside Wonders
 John Waldman
Dangerous Work - Diary of an Arctic Adventure
 Arthur Conan Doyle
Daring the Sea
 David Shaw
Dark Noon
 Tom Clavin
The Day Before Winter
 Elisabeth Ogilvie
A Day's Work - A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs
 compiled by W. H. Bunting
The Dead of Winter
 David Crossman
Deep Blue - (A Doc Ford Novel)
 Randy Wayne White
The Deep Sea Search for Amelia Earhart
 David W. Jourdan     > Author Interview...
Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island
 Mark J. Gabrielson
Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants?
 Barbara Delinsky
A Doryman's Day
 Captain R. Barry Fisher
Dream Cruising Destinations - 24 Classic Cruises Mapped and Explored
 Vanessa Bird
Eastward
 Roger Duncan
Endurance
 F. A. Worsley
The Endurance - Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
 Alfred Lansing
The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
 Caroline Alexander
English Passengers
 Matthew Kneale
Fatal Forecast - An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea
 Michael J. Tougias
Fair Wind and Plenty of It
 Rigel Crockett
Feasts Afloat
 Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Elizabeth Wheeler
Ferry Ride
 Poems Between Carol Cartier and Sarah Goodman
Field Notes from a Catastrophe - Man, Nature and Climate Change
 Elizabeth Kolbert
Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
 Chris Santella
Fisherman's Bend
 Linda Greenlaw
Fluke
 Christopher Moore
Flying Cloud
 David W. Shaw
Four Fish - The Future of the Last Wild Food
 Paul Greenberg
Four Guys in a Boat - A Decade of Rum, Cigars, Poker and Lies
 Tom Watkins
Four Short Blasts - The Gale of 1898 and the Loss of the Steamer Portland
 Peter Dow Bachelder and Mason Philip Smith
The French Prize
 James Nelson
The Frozen-Water Trade
 Gavin Weightman
F/V Black Sheep
 Mark S. Williams     > Author Profile...
The Galley - How Things Work
 Donald Launer
Getting Started in Sailboat Racing
 Adam Cort and Richard Stearns
Grand Ambition
 G. Bruce Knecht
The Great Classic Yacht Revival
 Nic Compton
The Golden Age of Maritime Maps When Europe Discovered the World
 Catherine Hofmann, Helene Richard and Emmanuelle Vagnon
Gone to the Sea An Anthology
 Herb McCormick
The Hard Way Around The Passages of Joshua Slocum
 Geoffrey Wolff
Hauling by Hand
 Dean Lawrence Lunt
Heartbeats in the Muck - A Dramatic Look at the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor
 John Waldman
The Hidden Coast of Maine - Isles of Shoals to West Quoddy Head
 Photography by Joe Devenne, Essays by Ken Textor
Hooked - Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish
 G. Bruce Knecht
Hostile Waters
 Peter Huchtausen, Igor Kurdin and R. Alan White
Hot Showers! - Maine Coast Lodgings for Kayakers and Sailors, 2nd Edition
 Lee Bumsted
How I Became a Pirate - Children, Reading level 4-8
 Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon
How to Read Water Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
 Tristan Gooley
Hull Creek
 Jim Nichols
The Hungry Ocean
 Linda Greenlaw
The Hunted Whale
 James McGuane
Inferno at Sea Stories of Death and Survival Aboard the Morro Castle
 Gretchen F. Coyle and Deborah C. Whitcraft
Innocents at Sea (The Sailing Misadventures of two)
 James A. McCracken
In Peril
 Skip Strong and Twain Braden
In Praise of Sailing
 compiled by Welleran Polternees
In the Kingdom of Ice The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
 Hampton Sides
In the Path of the Storms - Bayou La Batre, Coden, and the Alabama Coast
 Frye Gaillard, Sheila Hagler and Peggy Denniston
The International Marine Book of Sailing
 Robby Robinson
Iron Jaw - A Skipper Tells His Story
 Charles N. Bamforth, edited by Charles A. and Richard A. Bamforth
The Island Queen
 Julia Older
It's Your Boat Too - A Woman's Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water
 Suzanne Geisemann
John Paul Jones - Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy
 Evan Thomas
Just a Sailor - A Navy Diver's Story of Photography, Salvage and Combat
 Steven L. Waterman
Kennebec - Cradle of Americans
 Robert P. Tristram Coffin
The Last Fish Tale
 Mark Kurlansky
Letters from Sea 1882~1901
 Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord and family
explanatory narrative by Parker Bishop Albee, Jr.

Lifesavers of the South Shore - A History of Rescue and Loss
 John Galluzzo, forward by Ralph Shanks
Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Maine and New Hampshire Coast
Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Massachusetts Coast
 James Claflin
The Lightkeepers - A Novel
 Abby Geni
The Lightkeepers' Menagerie - Stories of Animals at Lighthouses
 Elinor De Wire
Living and Writing on the Coast of Maine
 Lea Wait
The Lobster Chronicles
 Linda Greenlaw
The Lobster Coast - Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
 Colin Woodard
The Lobster Kings
 Alexi Zentner
London Goes to Sea - Restoring and Sailing an Old Boat on a Budget
 Peter Baumgartner
LNG: A Level-Headed Look at the Liquefied Natural Gas Controversy
 Virginia L. Thorndike
Maine - A View from Above
 Charles Feil
Maine - Cruising the Coast by Car
 Arthur B. Layton, Jr.
Maine Birding Trail: The Official Guide to More Than 260 Accessible Sites
 Bob Duchesne
Maine Curiosities - Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
 Tim Sample and Steve Bither
Maine Island Trail 2005 Stewardship and Guidebook
 Maine Island Trail Association
Maine Lobsterboats - Builders and Lobstermen Speak of Their Craft
 Virginia Thorndike
The Maine Lobster Industry A History of Culture, Conservation & Commerce
 Cathy Billings
Maine Sail - An Artist’s Journal of a Cruise Down East
 Margaret S. McCrea
Maine Street - Faces and Stories from a Small Town
 Patrisha McLean
the Maine Summers Cookbook recipes for delicious sun-filled days
 Linda Greenlaw and Martha Greenlaw
Managing the Waterway - An Enriched Cruising Guide for Intracoastal Waterway Travelers
 Mark and Diana Doyal
Meet Me in Atlantis - My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
 Mark Adams
Men and Whales
 Richard Ellis
Moby Dick
 Herman Melville
Moby-Duck - The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea
 Donovan Hohn
A New England Fish Tale - Seafood Recipes and Observations of a Way of Life from a Fisherman's Wife
 Martha Watson Murphy
The New Saturday Night at Moody's Diner
 Tim Sample
Night Train at Wiscasset Station
 photographs by Kosti Ruohomaa, text by Lew Dietz
North of Boston
 Elisabeth Elo
No Safe Harbor
 Joe Burnworth
Notes from a Maine Kitchen - Seasonally Inspired Recipes
 Kathy Gunst
Not Without Hope
 Nick Schuyler and Jere Longman
An Ocean to Cross
 Liz Fordred
Ocean's End
 Colin Woodard
On A Farther Shore The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
 William Souder
One Pan Galley Gourmet
 Don Jacobson and John Roberts
On Tugboats - Stories of Work and Life Aboard
 Virginia Thorndike
One Island, One Ocean Ocean Watch and the Epic Journey Around the Americas
 Herb McCormick, photos by David Thoreson
Our Point of View - Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse
 Thomas Mark Szelog and Lee Ann Szelog
Overboard! - A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival
 Michael J. Tougias
Patrick O'Brian - A Life Revealed
 Dean King
Phantoms Islands of the Atlantic - The Legends of Seven Lands That Never Were
 Donald S. Johnson
Pirate Hunters Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
 Robert Kurson
The Pirate Queen - The Story of Grace O'Malley
 Alan Gold
Port City Shakedown - A Brandon Blake Crime Novel
 Gerry Boyle
The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating
 John Vigor
The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge Second expanded edition
 John Vigor
Ralph Stanley - Tales of a Maine Boatbuilder
 Craig S. Milner and Ralph W. Stanley
Recipes from a Very Small Island
 Linda and Martha Greenlaw
Red's Eats World's Best Lobster Shack
 Virginia Wright and Debbie Gagnon Cronk
Reefs and Shoals An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
 Dewey Lambdin
The Restless Sea series - Ocean Wildlife, Underwater Exploration, Dangerous Crossings, Savage Waters, Shifting Shores, Human Impact
 Carole G. Vogel
Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd
 Barry Clifford
Rhythm of the Tides - The Fisheries of Grand Manan
 Tim Peters
Rigged For Murder (Windjammer Mysteries book 1)
 Jenifer LeClair
Riptide
 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs
Rivers of Fortune - Where Maine Tides and Money Flowed
 Bill Caldwell
Rowing to Latitude
 Jill Fredston
The Rudder Treasury - A Companion for Lovers of Small Craft
 edited by Tom Davin
Running Silver Restoring Atlantic Rivers and their Great Fish Migrations
 John Waldman
Safe Harbor - Exploring Maine's Sheltered Bays, Coves and Anchorages
 William Hubbell
Sailing
 Onne van der Wal, introduction by Herb McCormick
Sailing Solo - The Legendary Sailors and Great Races
 Nic Compton
The Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary
 Thompson Lenfestey
A Salty Piece of Land
 Jimmy Buffett
Sarah's Boat - Children, Reading level 8-11
 Douglas Alvord
Saving Maine - An Album of Conservation Success Stories
 Bill Silliker, Jr.
Saving Sailing - The Story of Choices, Families, Time Commitments, and How We Can Create a Better Future
 Nicholas D. Hayes
Schooner Building a Wooden Boat on Martha's Vineyard
 Tom Dunlop, photos by Alison Shaw
Sea Change - Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat
 Peter Nichols
The Seacoast Reader
 edited by John A. Murray
Seafaring Lore & Legend
 Peter D. Jeans
Sea of Glory - The U.S Exploring Expedition 1838-1842
 by Nathaniel Philbrick     > Author Profile...
Seashells in My Pocket - Children, Reading level 8-up
 Judith Hansen, illustrated by Donna Sabaka
Seaworthy - A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea
 Linda Greenlaw
Shackleton's Boat Journey
 F. A. Worsley
The Ship and the Storm - Hurricane Mitch and the loss of the Fantome
 Jim Carrier
Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
 1821 narratives
Shipwrecks & Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast
 Peter Dow Bachelder
Shucked - Life on a New England Oyster Farm
 Erin Byers Murray
Sightings - A Maine Coast Odyssey
 Peter Ralston
Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts - Children, Reading level 4-8
 Graeme Base
Silver Return to Treasure Island
 Andrew Motion
The Skiff, The Scow and the Footbridge
 Arch Davis     > Author Profile...
Skirting the Shore Reflections on Sailing the Great Loop
 Adrian Martin
Slipknot
 Linda Greenlaw
Snow Squall - The Last American Clipper Ship
 Nicholas Dean and Dave Switzer
Something in the Water
 Peter Scott
The Soul of an Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
 Sy Montgomery
Soundings The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
 Hali Felt
The Sounding of the Whale - Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century
 D. Graham Burnett
South
 Sir Ernest Shackleton
Southeast to Panama
 Robert C. Devine
South With Endurance - Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917
 The Photographs of Frank Hurley
A Speck on the Sea - Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels
 William H. Longyard
A Splendid Madness
 Thomas Froncek
The Speedwell Voyage - A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century
 Kenneth Poolman
Stories of the Sea
 Diana Secker Tesdell, editor
Submerged - Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team
 Daniel Lenihan
Sun, Sand, Murder - A Mystery (Teddy Creque Mysteries)
 John Keyse-Walker
Tahiti Bound
 Donald J. Langley, Sr. and Holly J. Blake
Taking on the World - A Sailor's Extraordinary Solo Race Around the Globe
 Ellen MacArthur
Tale of the Green Dragon
 Jay Irwin
Temple to the Wind - The Story of America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance
 Christopher Pastore
Ten Hours Until Dawn - The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do
 Michael J. Tougias
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat - An Optimist Afloat
 Chris Stewart
Time and Navigation The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
 Andrew K. Johnston, Roger D. Connor, Carlene E. Stephens, Paul E. Ceruzzi
Titanic's Last Secrets - The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
 Brad Matson
True North - Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
 Myron Arms
True Spirit - The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop and Unassisted Around the World
 Jessica Watson
Tugging on a Heartstring - Life on a Family Tugboat on the Chesapeake Bay
 E. V. Lambert
Under the Sea - Children, Reading level 9-12
 Frank H. Talbot, editor
A Unit of Water a Unit of Time - Joel White's Last Boat
 Douglas Whynott
The Unnatural History of the Sea
 Callum Roberts
The Urban Whale - North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads
 edited by Scott D. Kraus and Rosalind M. Rolland
The Voyage
 Philip Caputo
Voyage of the Liberdade
 Captain Joshua Slocum
The Voyage of the Yankee Lady Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat
 Judith Silva
Voyage to the North Star
 Peter Nichols
Washed Up - The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam
 Skye Moody
The Wave - In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
 Susan Casey
Weather - Children, Reading level 9-12
 David Ellyard, editor
Weight of Water
 Anita Shreve
What the Sea Left Behind - Children, Reading level 4-8
 Mimi Gregoire Carpenter
What's in a Picture? - Uncovering the Hidden Stories in Vintage Maine Photographs
 Joshua F. Moore
Why Read Moby Dick?
 Nathaniel Philbrick
William Fife - Master of the Classic Yacht
 Franco Pace
Windjammers, Lighthouses and Other Treasures of the Maine Coast
 Frank M. Chillemi
Windswept A Maine Classic
 Mary Ellen Chase
Windswept the Story of Wind and Weather
 Marq de Villiers
Without a Prop
 David S. Yetman
With Reckless Abandon Memoirs of a Boat-Obsessed Life
 Captain Jim Sharp
Women Sailors and Sailors' Women
 David Cordingly
The Wooden Nickel
 William Carpenter
The World is Blue How our Fate and the Ocean's are One
 Sylvia A. Earle
Written in Water An Uncharted Life Aboard a Wooden Boat
 Laura McCrossin
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