Classic Boating Tales

When works have fallen into the public domain, copyright no longer applies and anyone is free to reproduce those works. We are pleased to present here some of the classic public-domain literature about boating.

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 2

By Joshua Slocum Failure as a fisherman — A voyage around the world projected — From Boston to Gloucester — Fitting out for the ocean voyage — Half of a dory for a ship's boat — The run from Gloucester to Nova Scotia — A shaking up in home … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 1

By Joshua Slocum Buy The Book! A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities — Youthful fondness for the sea — Master of the ship Northern Light — Loss of the Aquidneck — Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade — The gift of a "ship" — … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World

By Joshua Slocum Table of Contents CHAPTER I A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities — Youthful fondness for the sea — Master of the ship Northern Light — Loss of the i — Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade — The gift of a … [Read more...]

Small Boat Sailing (Part 2) by Jack London

Books from Amazon Small Boat Sailing Small-Boat Sailing — Part Two By Jack London At last, after many narrow escapes from complete swamping, the fishermen got into action. All hands tailed on to the anchor and hove it up. For'ard, as the … [Read more...]

Small Boat Sailing by Jack London

Books from Amazon Small Boat Sailing Small-Boat Sailing By Jack London A sailor is born, not made. And by "sailor" is meant, not the average efficient and hopeless creature who is found to-day in the forecastle of deepwater ships, but the man … [Read more...]