Wet and wild = the H20 display at Robbins “Little Table”





You’ll find fiction and nonfiction, , movies, music,  musical scores,  plays, vinyls, and CD books.  These materials are all about boats,  rivers, oceans, the lost towns of the Quabbin, Spy Pond stories, pirates,  hiking the Quabbin, shipwrecks, diving, fishing, and all things water-related  – and can be seen floating on the tissue paper ocean there.

If you don’t see what you want, ask at the Reference Desk, call 781-316-3233, or email arlmail2@minlib.net.

Some movies:

Pirates of the Caribbean: the curse of the Black Pearl

Free Willy 

Master and Commander: the far side of the world

Lifeboat  directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The river wild 





Some nonfiction books:

The hungry ocean: a swordboat captain’s journey by Linda Greenlaw

Into the wild by Jon Krakauer

The lobster chronicles: life on a very small island by Linda Greenlaw

The lost towns of the Quabbin Valley by Elizabeth Peirce

The outermost house: a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston

Quabbin: a history and explorers guide by Michael Tougias

The last season by Eric Blehm

Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick

A night to remember by Walter Lord

The perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea by Sebastian Junger

Revenge of the whale: the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

Shadow divers: the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson

Spy Pond stories by Eva Belazs

The wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell






Some fiction tales:

Captain Horatio Hornblower by C. S. Forester

Desolation island by Patrick O’Brian

Fisherman’s bend by Linda Greenlaw

Moby Dick: or The Whale by Herman Melville

Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland Merullo

The shipping news by E. Annie Proulx

Slipknot by Linda Greenlaw

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea: an underwater tour of the world by Jules Verne

If you’re looking to escape terra firma this summer, stop by to fill up your cargos.

Let us know what your favorites might be…

photographic credit to Rob Lorino



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