Fourth Annual Edition of the Yachtmasters' and Engineers' Book of Reference the Only Official Publication of the National Association of Yachtmasters and Engineers
(National Association of Yachtmasters and Engineers)

Brooklyn, New York: National Association of Yachtmasters and Engineers, 1911. F 80 pages; color plates of international flags, code signals; black and white illustrations, some of which are excellent yachting and nautical history: Start of the "Schooner Class" in race from Vineyard Haven to New Bedford; The Kanawha fastest large Steam Yacht ever built in America; Comparative picture of the Lusitania, built in 1909, and the Clermont, built in 1807; French Dirigible "Repubique" preparing for flight; The Zeppelin Airship, destroyed by fire, Aug. 3, 1908, leaving its hangar at Lake Constance, for its last voyage; index of advertisers at back; (From the Introduction): "...object in presenting this little book of reference to our numerous friends, is to place in their hands a ready reference of value, bearing the seal of approval of the that appears has been carefully and conscientously compiled...benefit to those upon whose shoulders fall the responsibility of the preservation of human life..."; including Table of Time Allowance at back; Rules for Foretelling the Weather, Adapted for Use with Aneroid Barometers; various tables for object distances, more; of Long Island interest is a page for "Measured Trial Course" New York Yacht Club Hempstead Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., with the ranges, speeds, times listed; original publisher's black cloth binding, with gilt titles on front cover; light wear to binding; contents clean and very good; overall, very good condition and a good New York Yacht Club and United States yachtmasters and engineers nautical historical reference. Very Good H (Item ID: 17519)


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