Are you looking for the best maritime history books on the seven seas? Yes, then you should meet the Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania.
For seven years I travelled the coastlines, islands, ports, anchorages and boat sheds of Tasmania photographing and documenting the fascinating tales of the islands oldest living mariners.
My journey has resulted in the publication of two coffee table books full of tall tales, high adventures and seascapes of our beautiful island. Combined the books feature the coastlines of mainland Tasmania, King Island, Flinders Island, Maria Island, Bruny Island and Port Davey, remote areas of the world full of stunning coastlines and rich in maritime adventures. Both books have been printed in hard cover, and are available through my online shop or from many bookshops and gift shops around the state.
“Hi Andrew, Your books have arrived safely. They are truly wonderful. My son and his Dad were recently at the Boat Festival and my son spotted your lovely books. He ordered them as a birthday gift for his dad who grew up with boats around Tassie. They are really beautiful books…..a gift from you to the boating world. And a gift of Tasmanian life.”
“I have received book No.2 and it is stunning. I love it. Thank you and look forward to book No 3!”
What The Smith Journal had to say.
Both Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania books, by resident author and photographer Andrew Wilson, are not only homages in words and images to his island home, they are also love letters to the sea and those that cast away their lines and set forth seeking adventure and fortune across the globe.
Coffee table books for anyone who wishes to be swept away. Both Book 1 and Book 2 make great gifts for men, a year round present for those hard to buy for granddads, dads and sons!