Notes/Canoeing, Sailing & Motor Boating



 

 
CANOEING, SAILING
AND MOTOR BOATING.

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PRACTICAL BOAT BUILDING AND HANDLING

BY

LIEUT. WARREN H. MILLER U.S.N.R.

AUTHOR OF "RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS,"
"CAMPING OUT," "THE AMERICAN HUNTING DOG," etc.

NEW YORK
GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1917, 1919.
By GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY THE FIELD AND STREAM PUB. CO.
COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY OUTING PUBLISHING CO.
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


 

  NOTES.

First published in 1911 under a different title? See below for Library of Congress records. The 1917 edition bears a slightly different title. The first two parts don't seem to have changed between the 1919 and 1928 editions.

 

  PREFACE (1919 edition)

WITH most men whose homes are beside salt water, river or lake, the desire to get afloat and navigate their own craft is ineradicable. Beginning with the boyhood batteau, we grow to the youth's catboat or dory, and then to manhood's yacht or motor boat. The seafaring blood seems well distributed throughout the country, as witness the army of inland bluejackets trained at the Great Lakes and other stations far from our seacoasts.

Once a sailorman always a sailorman, -- even if the craft is of the most modest pretensions. And we do not outgrow our old loves. At forty we get as much fun out of the tiny canoe as from the expensive power cruiser, and to those of us whose purse (and we are many) does not permit anything resembling a fancy yacht, the craving to venture forth on the waters is well satisfied by a cruising canoe, a small sailboat, or a twenty-foot power boat, home-built, perhaps from knockdown frames. It is to this great class that I write.' It is not needful to be even moderately wealthy to enjoy your own craft. Boys, youths, workmen of modest means, all find the way, in one fashion or another, to satisfy the craving to cruise, each in his own choice of craft. To help such a one to select, manage or build the boat of his heart's &e' sire is the purpose of this volume. The author has never been well blessed with this world's goods,"yet, from earliest boyhood, has managed to own his fill of pleasure craft, and to this day gets as much enjoyment out of the least as from the most pretentious of them -- with always still another boat looming in the future, on paper! His experiences afloat have given him golden memories future ones in store, and the knowledge and self-reliance that years of boat handling have brought have been useful to his country on two occasions in time of war. For, after two years in the Naval. Reserve as a youth, it was the author's privilege to serve in the Navy as Ensign during the Spanish War, and, after twenty years' retirement from naval affairs in the Fleet Reserve, he was again called to duty as Senior Lieutenant in the German War now happily terminated.

As the knowledge of nautical terms is one of those things that stamp the sailorman as true blue aboard ship, a yacht design, with many of the proper names of the various parts of rig and hull marked on it, has been included in this preface. A study of it is recommended, as being the easiest way for the tyro to become familiar with the seaman's names for things aboard a yacht. It is believed that the book will have wide appeal, not only to the boy making his first ventures on blue water and to the youth learning to become an able yachtsman, but to the man who would still keep to his love for adventures afloat, yet whose pocketbook may prevent him from becoming a yacht owner in the accepted meaning of the term. To the Poor Man, therefore, let this volume be dedicated. May its perusal steer him clear of expensive pitfalls, show him the way to enjoy his days afloat, and keep alive in him that love of, the sea which lies at the root of this nation's sea power.

WARREN H. MILLER
INTERLAKEN , N. J., 1919
 


Miller, Warren Hastings, 1876-

Main Title: The boys' book of canoeing and sailing; building and
rigging sailcraft, canoe handling and motor boat
management,
Published/Created: New York, George H. Doran company [c1917]
Description: xiv, p., 1 l., 17-351 p. front., plates. 20 cm.
Subjects: Boats and boating. Canoes and canoeing. Sailing.
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GV775 .M5
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Miller, Warren Hastings, 1876-

Main Title: Canoeing, sailing and motor boating;
Published/Created: New York, George H. Doran company [c1919]
Description: xiv p., 1 l., 17-351 p. front., plates, plan. 22 cm.
Subjects: Boats and boating. Canoes and conoeing. Sailing.
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GB775 .M6
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Miller, Warren Hastings, 1876-

Main Title: Canoeing, sailing and motor boating;
Published/Created: New York, London, D. Appleton and company, 1928.
Description: xiv p., 1 l., 17-351 p. front., plates, plans. 21 cm.
Subjects: Boats and boating. Canoes and canoeing. Sailing.
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GV775 .M6 1928
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