Why Do They Call It That ?


This pocket-sized book is a great introduction into the world of nautical terminology.  It explains the origins of 51 common nautical terms as well as how they may have changed over time to adapt to modern seafaring.  The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs, several of them are images taken aboard "Old Irondsides", each illustrating a nautical term.

Authors: Rudy Shappe and Karl Zingheim

Paperback, 52 pages, 2011 South Jetty Publishing

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