Captain Rick's Books


HERON ISLAND GUIDES

 

176 8½"x11" pages (SOFT COVER).

 
 Price: $25.95
 
   

THE OHIO RIVER–Voyaging on Today’s River –A Boating Guide,
SOFT COVER, 176 pages.


Published in 2010, “The Ohio River –Voyaging on Today’s River –A Boating Guide” also addresses the Allegheny, Monongahela, Kanawha, Muskingum, Kentucky, Green and Wabash Rivers.  This book also discusses safe boating practices for the Ohio River, how to negotiate through locks and dams, and offers an appreciation and insight into present day commercial towboat operations.
 
This work also contains 27 river locality sketches, information on 59 locks and dams, 45 photographs, 85 helpful GPS waypoints, and hundreds of small boat launching ramps.  Eight appendices list more than 60 river festivals, hundreds of marina, restaurant, and town docks, 179 bridges, and more.

 
224 8½"x11" pages (HARD COVER).
Price: $29.95
THE OHIO RIVER --In American History (i.e., History Only), HARD COVER, 224 pages.

Published in 2008, “The Ohio River -In American History” also addresses the Allegheny, Monongahela, Kanawha, Muskingum, Kentucky, Green and Wabash Rivers. Three centuries of American History are woven into this book, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution in the West, our country’s expansion into the Northwest Territories, Lewis and Clark on the Ohio River, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the Steamboat Era, the evolution of the current lock and dam system, the rise and decline of 19th & 20th Century river industries, and present day commercial towboat operations, as well as the colorful local histories of 200 river towns.
 
This work also contains 23 river locality sketches and 86 photographs, and hundreds of phone numbers. Five appendices list more than 60 river festivals, connecting roads on both sides of the Ohio River, 59 locks and dams, as well as local universities and hospitals. 
 
 
 
 
320 8½"x11" pages (SOFT COVER).
Price: 35.95
THE OHIO RIVER --In American History and Voyaging on Today's River, (i.e., Boating and History) SOFT COVER, 320 pages.

Published in 2007. “The Ohio River -In American History and Voyaging on Today's River” has a few limited copies left.  It has been replaced by the two prior listed books.  The first book listed here, and updated is 2010, is primarily for Boaters.  The second book listed, and updated in 2008, is primarily for river history buffs.
 
 
 
 
360 8"x9¼" pages.
Price: $32.95

Cruising Guide to FLORIDA'S BIG BEND --including the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint & Suwannee Rivers  
     
Published in 2003, this book contains 27 full pages of black and white NOAA chart extracts, 11 coastal town maps, 11 river/lake sketches, three canal maze sketches and a wind rose sketch on the Gulf of Mexico. Ninety marinas and scores of restaurants and fueling sites are also addressed. This book provides
hundreds of phone numbers and information on 160 boat launching ramps, along with providing 66 GPS waypoints. Three hundred miles of Gulf Coast and 500 miles of inland rivers are covered in this book. One hundred and fifty black & white photos are also incorporated.
 
     
 
205 8"x9¼" pages.
Price: $32.95
Cruising Guide FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO KENTUCKY LAKE -- The Heartland Rivers Route.

Published in 2002, this book contains five pages of black and white NOAA chart extracts, and 21 pages of sketch charts depicting rivers, selected geographical areas and locks. Scores of marinas, restaurants and fueling sites are addressed, along with 30 river towns. This book also provides hundreds of phone numbers and information on 170 bridges and 140 boat launching ramps, along with providing 33 GPS waypoints. Seventy black & white photos are also incorporated.
    
 
 
 
 
240 8½"x11" pages.
Price: $26.95
SOLD OUT
Discovering the Tidal POTOMAC, 2nd Edition
     
Published in 2003, this book, retailing for $26.95, is SOLD OUT.  We hope to be able to do the research for a later comprehensive edition sometime in the future.
    
 
 
 
 
200 8½"x11" pages.
Discounted Price: $19.95

Discovering the Tidal POTOMAC, 1st Edition
 
   
Although this 1998 First Edition has been updated, it's the only edition containing 35 COLOR NOAA chart extracts, along with another half-dozen COLOR photographs.  This book originally retailed for $24.95, but is now reduced to $19.95.  This edition contains information on 87 marinas, including 5 shoreside locality & 31 popular dock sketches, 88 boat ramps, and 43 useful GPS Waypoints. This book also addresses more than 60 restaurants, 160 phone numbers & 52 fueling sites.  Two hundred (plus) miles of shoreline are woven with 400 years of river history.
    
 
 
      
Price: $17.95
SOLD OUT
HONDURAS and its Bay Islands --A Mariner's Guide 
      
Published in 1998, this book retailing for $17.95 is SOLD OUT.  We hope to be able to do the research for a later and even more comprehensive edition sometime in the future.
    
      

Contact Captain Rick Rhodes:
    360 Mt. Oak Ave. NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702
    Toll Free: 888-459-5992
    Mobile: 727-459-5992
    Fax: 727-527-8287
    Emails:
rick@rickrhodes.com
    or rickkrhodes@gmail.com
 

Waterway & History-Laden Regional Guidebooks

Captain Rick's Books
Website Builder