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Dozier’s Waterway Guide Northern Edition

A guide by your side

Dozier’s Waterway Guide Northern Edition for many is indispensable for cruising the Atlantic coast from Cape May, N.J., to Maine, including the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and Cape Cod Bay.

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The Other Side of the Ice:

Strong will required

An 8,500-mile voyage by an adventurous bluewater sailor evolves into a test of the skipper’s mettle and his family’s resolve in “The Other Side of the Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage,” by Sprague Theobald (Smith Publicity, $18.93 hardcover on Amazon, $7.99 Kindle).

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“Ocean Fishes”

Paintings of saltwater fish

Renowned naturalist, artist and angler James Prosek captures 35 of the most pursued fish, from striped bass to swords, in beautifully detailed watercolor paintings in “Ocean Fishes” (Rizzoli, $27.20 hardcover, Amazon).

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“Rescue of the Bounty”

The loss of the Bounty

The sinking of the tall ship Bounty, the replica used in the 1962 Hollywood film “Mutiny on the Bounty,” is recounted with suspense and drama by Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell in “Rescue of the Bounty” (Scribner, $25 hardcover).

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A Thousand Miles From Anywhere

A vicarious adventure

Fans of author-turned-sailor Sandra Clayton love her evocatively descriptive narratives that allow readers to see the world through her eyes.

“A Thousand Miles From Anywhere” (Adlard Coles Nautical, $13.99 paperback, $10.49 Kindle) chronicles the third leg of her and David Clayton’s post-retirement voyage, sailing across the Atlantic and throughout the Caribbean. Following “Dolphins Under My Bed” and “Turtles in Our Wake,” this third travelogue details places they visited, the people they met and the humor that helps them through some tricky situations.

April 2014 issue

   

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