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Boats and Boating Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about boats, boating and boating safety.

World Wide Web Resources


“This site is the most complete directory of Boating Links on the Web. Boaters can compare boats, charters, products, and information sources available on the web.”

New Jersey State Police-Marine Services

NJSP's Marine Services Bureau, boating Information, Contacts, Safety and more...

Official Boating Safety Courses

“This site provides online boating safety courses for a variety of states. If you want to learn about boat safety, you can view the online courses for free. The site also offers programs for a fee to get certified in boat safety.”

Print Resources


Calder, Nigel Boatowner's mechanical and electrical manual : how to maintain, repair, and improve your boat's essential systems Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2005. Call # R 623.85 CA

N.A.D.A. marine apraisal guide, 7 feet - 100 feet Costa Mesa, CA : N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides, c1998. Call # R 629.8 NA

Non Fiction

Bartlett, Tim The book of navigation New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2009. Call # 623.89 BA

Boater 101 : a full - reference guide to boating basics / Marine University  Highland City, FL : Rainbow Books, c2007. Call # 797.1 MA

Boating safety pamphlet  Trenton, NJ : State of New Jersey, c2002. Call # 623.881 BOA

Brown, David G. Hearst Marine Books complete guide to boat maintenance and repair New York, NY : Hearst Marine Books, c1993. Call # 623.82 BR

Brown, David G. Make money with your captain's license : how to get a job or run a business on a boat Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2008. Call # 387.5 BR

Calder, Nigel The instant handbook of boat handling, navigation, and seamanship : a quick reference for sail and power Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2007. Call # 797.124 IN

Casey, Don This old boat Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2009. Call # 623.822 CA

Collier, Everett The boatowner's guide to corrosion : a complete reference for boatowners and marine professionals Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2001. Call # 623.8 CO

Doane, Charles J. The modern cruising sailboat : a complete guide to its design, construction, and outfitting Camden, ME : International Marine, c2010. Call # 797.1 MO

Gullion, Laurie Canoeing Camden, ME : Ragged Mountain Press, c1999. Call # 797.1 GU

Jones, Gregory O.  Chapman : practical boat handling New York, NY : Hearst Books, c2006. Call # 797.1 JO

Maloney, Elbert S. The boater's handbook : the essential look-it-up book New York, NY : Hearst Books, c2002. Call # 623.88 MA

Manley, Pat Simple boat maintenance Arundel : Fernhurst, c2005. Call # 623.82 MA

Moeller, Jan and Bill The intracoastal waterway - Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida : the complete cockpit cruising guide Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2010. Call # 797.1 MO

Payne, John C. Understanding boat diesel engines Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, c2005. Call # 623.87 PA

Payne, John C. Understanding boat plumbing and water systems Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, c2008. Call # 623.8 PA

Sargeant, Frank The complete idiot's guide to boating and sailing Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2005. Call # 797.1 SA

Sears, Natalie The insider's guide to boat cleaning and detailing : professional secrets to make your sailboat or powerboat shine Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2009. Call # 623.82 SE

Siminoff, Roger H. Boating 101 : essential lessons for boaters Camden, ME : International Marine, c1999. Call # 797.1 SI

Sleight, Steve Go sail New York, NY : DK, c2006. Call # 797.1 SL

Sleight, Steve New complete sailing manual New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, c2005. Call # 797.1 SL

Small - boat seamanship manual / edited by Richard Aarons Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2002. Call # 797.1 UN

Sorensen, Eric W. Sorensen's guide to powerboats : how to evaluate design, construction, and performance Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2008. Call # 623.82 SO

South, Mary The cure for anything is salt water : how I threw my life overboard and found happiness at sea New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2007. Call # 797.1092 SO

Stewart, Chris Three ways to capsize a boat : an optimist afloat New York, NY : Broadway Books, c2009. Call # 797.1 ST

Vance, Randy Power boating for dummies Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2009. Call # 623.8231 VA

Vigor, John The practical mariner's book of knowledge : 420 sea-tested rules of thumb for almost every boating situation Camden, ME : International Marine, c1994. Call # 797.1 VI

Wing, Charles The one - minute guide to the nautical rules of the road Camden, ME : International Marine / McGraw - Hill, c2007. Call # 623.88 WI


Eidson, Bill The mayday : a Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard novel Boston, MA : Kate's Mystery Books ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by National Book Network, c2005. Call # F EID

Rapoport, Nessa House on the river : a summer journey New York, NY : Harmony Books, c2004. Call # 818.5403 RA

Rosenfelt, David Don't tell a soul New York, NY : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2008. Call # F ROS

Schwandt, Stephen Siren song : a novel Bridgehampton, NY : Bridge Works, c2004. Call # F SCH

Vreeland, Susan Luncheon of the boating party New York, NY : Penguin books, c2008. Call # F VRE

Whitlow, Robert Water's edge [text (large print)] Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, c2012. Call # L WHI


Motor Boating

Educational Videos

100 boating mistakes & how to avoid them Venice, CA : Bennett Marine Video, c2004.
Call # DVD 623.88 ONE

Advanced heavy weather boating. How to cross coastal bars safely Venice, CA : Bennett Marine Video, c2003. Call # DVD 623.8 ADV

The boater's guide to improving your boats fuel economy Venice, CA : Bennett Media Video, c2010. Call # DVD 623.8 BOA

Don't hit the dock! The boater's guide to boat handling & safety, marinas, launches & inlets Venice, CA : Bennett Marine Video, c2011. Call # DVD 623.88 DON

U.S. Coast Guard license : boating course : advanced piloting & rules of the road Venice, CA : Bennett Marine Video, c2002. Call # DVD 623.88 US

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