Colcord, Joanna C. Songs of the American Sailorman. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1938.
Harlow, Frederick Pease. Chanteying Aboard American Ships. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette, 1962. A first-hand description of maritime music, including its African and Caribbean roots.
Hubbard, Donald. Ships-in-Bottles. New York: McGraw-Hill Co., 1971. Step-by-step instructions for the hobbyist interested in building a ship in a bottle. Good photographs and drawings.