Nov 25, 2021

You can do all your holiday shopping at once – your boating friends will unwrap their nautical gifts with glee.

Historiche 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historische Schiffsplakate Calendar 2022
by Edition Maritim
CAD $66.95

Glorious, full-colour reproductions of posters from the heyday of liner travel. Posters cover full area of page with calendar located along the bottom. Imported from Germany. 47 x 67 cm (19 x 26 in.)

Nautical Puzzle Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nautical Puzzle Book
by National Maritime Museum
CAD $26.99

Inspired by England’s National Maritime Museum’s objects and their stories, The Nautical Puzzle Book’s 100-plus puzzles will tickle your fancy and test your knowledge, or both. What’s the difference between a ship and a boat? What do all the different flags at sea mean? Find out here–or simply amuse yourself and your shipmates with word games, codewords, trivia, picture puzzles, word scrambles, anagrams, crosswords, and much more.

E.J. Hughes Book of Boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats
by Amos, Robert
CAD $24.95

One of British Columbia’s most beloved painters, E.J. Hughes (1913-2007) depicted paddle wheelers, steamships, fishing boats, and car ferries. This handsome new volume showcases many of his paintings of boats on the West Coast–a book for art lovers and boating enthusiasts alike.

 

Yachtsport 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faszination Yachtsport Calendar 2022
by Pace, Franco
CAD $66.9

Breathtaking views of beautiful yachts in a European setting by master yacht photographer, Franco Pace. Imported from Germany. 47 x 69 cm (19 x 27 in.).

 

Puzzle Spinnaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puzzle: Spinnaker Parade
by Ultimate Sailing
CAD $49.95

Keep the kids (and adults) out of the kitchen with this colourful and challenging 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle features perfect flying formation of spinnakers in San Francisco Bay during the annual Big Boat Seried hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The image is from the Sharon Green-Ultimate Sailing Collection 1984. Size 48 x 69 cm (19 x 27 in.).

Spinnaker Sailing Playing Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spinnaker Sailing Playing Cards
by Green, Sharon
CAD $33.95

These Ultimate Sailing custom top-quality playing cards feature two classic Sharon Green images. Includes 2 decks playing cards: each deck contains 52 suited cards and 2 jokers. The plastic-coated decks shuffle easily and have a smooth feel and extra durability. Playing cards measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ (63mm x 88mm). Cello wrapped & inserted in a white window tuck box.

 

The Book Locker is curated by:

Nautical Mind Bookstore
249 Queen's Quay West, Unit 108
Toronto, ON M5J 2N5 Canada
Phone: 416-203-1163
Canada/US: 1-800-463-9951
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Web: www.nauticalmind.com

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