2013 Know Your Ships Now Available!
You've arrived at the digital home port of Marine Publishing Co.'s annual field guide Know Your Ships: Guide to Boats & Boatwatching on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway, now in its 54th year. Meant not only for those with a casual interest in the parade of nautical commerce that passes our shores, Know Your Ships also has plenty to interest the more serious-minded individuals who have a passion for the ships that ply the inland seas.
Besides the essential stats (owner, year built, length, capacity and former names) for hundreds of freighters, tugs, barges, Coast Guard cutters and saltwater visitors, Know Your Ships also contains essentials about the cargoes the big boats carry; where they load and unload; the locks, canals and waterways they transit; what the boat whistles mean; a guide to stack markings and nation flags, plus ways to follow the freighters as they make their way from port to port.
In 2012 we added a section dedicated to Marine Museums, in 2013 we pay tribute to the ships and men lost in the Great Storm of 1913 and also salute the Interlake Steamship Co., 100 years old in 2013. All these extras required an additional 16 pages, bringing the 2013 KYS up to 184 pages. But it's still the same price!Get your 2013 KYS now!
If you'd like to find out more about the new edition of Know Your Ships, visit our 2013 KYS section.
Now Available as an iBook!
This year, for the first time, Know Your Ships is also available as a iBook for the iPad and iPhone. Now you can have all of the comprehensive information in KYS at the touch of a finger and you'll never have to worry about forgetting your book at home! With the iBook, you can even touch a boat name in the index and jump directly to its fleet listing page. (Sorry, not currently available for Nook or Kindle Fire)
You can purchase the iBook on its own, or in a bundle with either the regular or spiral bound printed copy, and for the consummate collector, all three!Get your 2013 KYS iBook now!
If you pre-ordered Know Your Ships before the digital version was available, you can still get the iBook at the discounted bundle price of only $6.00. Just email us and we'll send you a special link code.
More from KYS
Check out our fashionable t-shirts and hats. If you're proud to be from the Great Lakes region, a hardcore fan of BoatNerd.com, or just like the idea of steaming Full Ahead!, these shirts are just the thing to show your passion. We've even added a shirt for Little BoatNerds.
The presses have also rolled on an updated edition of our popular Stack & Flag Chart, showing the funnel markings, house flags and flags of registry for the major Great Lakes and Seaway fleets, as well as frequent saltwater visitors. It measures 18x24 inches and is perfect for framing.
Not sure what to get the BoatNerd in your life? We now offer gift certificates, redeemable on PayPal orders. And don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook (click the link at right) to receive special announcements and updates from Know Your Ships.
Be sure to check out the KYS Gallery. We've just added our 2013 Reader's Photo Gallery featuring pictures that could have made it into the 2013 KYS if we had more room. Our other galleries include hundreds of images featuring historic ships and tugs, a collection of historic ship stack markings and flags, as well as a growing selection of Great Lakes shipping-related videos from KYS Home Movies for you to enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by!