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Maritime Wales

Llyfrau | Books

  • Captain's Wife, The


    Aled Eames, the well known maritime historian, has written about the women who went to sea during the zenith of the age of sail.


  • Ships and Seamen of Anglesey 1558-1918

    Ships and Seamen of Anglesey 1558-1918

    This is a new edition of a book which was originally commissioned by Anglesey County Council as No. 4 of a series of specialist studies on the history of the island, and first published in 1973.


  • Borth - A Maritime History

    Borth - A Maritime History

    Borth, a small seaside village in Ceredigion, is mainly known nowadays as a holiday location, but formerly it was full of seafaring families - Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, fishermen and lifeboatmen.


  • Porthmadog Ships

    Porthmadog Ships

    In order that Emrys Hughes's gazetteer of Porthmadog ships (compiled thirty years ago when there were still many survivors of the age of sail about Porthmadog) should be made available to a wider public, the Gwynedd Archives Service invited Aled Eames, the eminent maritime historian, to edit Emrys Hughes's manuscript.


  • Coast to Coast

    Coast to Coast

    An intriguing book to accompany a TV series of the same name, detailing the author's journey on various boats around the coast of Wales.

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  • Caernarfonshire Sail

    Caernarfonshire Sail

    A short, simple, illustrated story of sail from the earliest watercraft to the clipper ship, with particular reference to sail in old Caernarfonshire during 1750 to 1910, as contained in David Thomas' martime classic Hen Longau Sir Gaernarfon, appendices one and two.


  • Hearts of Oak Nerves of Steel

    Hearts of Oak Nerves of Steel

    A colourful and exciting account of tragic shipwrecks and heroic lifeboat rescues around the Celtic coasts from earliest times until the present day.


  • Historic Shipwrecks of Wales

    Historic Shipwrecks of Wales

    Drama and disaster, tragedy and triumph, horror and heroism, this account of Welsh shipwrecks from the earliest times to the present day encompasses all these and more: lost treasure, smuggling, wrecking and the most gallant attempts at rescue.


  • Welsh Ships and Sailing Men

    Welsh Ships and Sailing Men

    An informative volume following the Welsh coast from Chepstow to Deeside tracing the rich contribution of the Welsh nation to seamanship, comprising details about boat builders and owners, the variety of sea trade, the lives of sailors, smugglers and pirates, written by an expert in the field.


  • Did Prince Madog Discover America?

    Did Prince Madog Discover America?

    An investigation by the author into the claim that it was Prince Madog, son of Owain Gwynedd, who discovered America in 1170, including details of the story and the people who have promoted the claim over the years.