The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Veteran Warships is coming soon!
A new addition to the Fyddeye Guide series is coming August 16, 2021. It’s been more than nine years since I published The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses, and I decided it was finally time to add another book. The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Veteran Warships pulls together information on historical ships in the United States that I’ve been collecting since 2005. I’ve managed to collect information on more than 500 historic ships and boats, which I present in this book.
Download an Advance Reading Copy today as a special preview!
I’m doubly excited that noted maritime historian and nautical archaeologist Nathaniel Howe has contributed the book’s foreword. Nat is former executive director of Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center in Seattle. He’s worked on the historic vessels S/V Wawona (1897), M/V Arthur Foss (1889), LV-83 Swiftsure (1904), and F/V Tordenskjold (1911). He’s also former curator of the four-masted bark Pommern (1903) at the Åland Maritime Museum in Mariehamn, Finland.
Here’s the back cover description:
Are you a military veteran, history buff, or just curious about America’s maritime history? The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Veteran Warships is the perfect way to explore more than 500 ships and small craft that played a role in the defense and development of the United States. You’ll discover US Navy capital ships, such as aircraft carriers and battleships, that fought fascism on two oceans and preserved our freedoms. US Coast Guard vessels performed rescues, enforced the law, and warned mariners from dangerous shoals. The country’s collection of tall ships preserve maritime skills and culture.
- Nearly 250 naval vessels from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century
- Aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, supply ships, and small craft
- Commercial cargo ships, tugboats, towboats, lightships, and specialized boats
- Dozens of two and three-masted tall ships offering brief excursions, day trips and longer voyages
- Each listing contains a short description of the vessel, its location, contact information, website, hours and ticket prices. Many vessels are free to board!
- Notes on whether the vessel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated a National Historic Landmark
I hope you’re as excited about this upcoming release as I am. And–tease here–there’s more coming!