He was born in Brooklyn and attended Columbia University for his B.S., Master</ref> He died of a heart attack in 1965 in Port Chester, New York and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 30, 1965.
Author[edit | edit source]
- Learning to Sail (1932)
- Learning to Race (1934)
- Back to Treasure Island (1935)
- Yachtsman's Omnibus: Learning to Sail, Learning to Race, Learning to Cruise (1935)
- Wind and Tide in Yacht Racing (1936)
- Ships's Husband: A Guide yo Yachtsmen in the Care of Their Craft (1937)
- Gadgets and Wrinkles: A Compendium of Man's Ingenuity at Sea (1938)
- So You're Going to Buy a Boat (1939)
- Rigging (1940)
- What makes a war end? (1944)
- Learning to Cruise (1945)
- Geography for grown-ups (1946)
- Sailing technique (1950)
- The Heavens As a Guide: The Sky and the Sailor; A History of Celestial Navigation' (1952)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Harold Augustin Calahan, 76, Yachtsman and Author, Dead", New York Times, November 27, 1965.
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 50 (New York: James T. White & Co., 1968).
- C. B. Palmer, rev. of The Heavens As a Guide, New York Times Book Review, November 23, 1952, p. 50: "The pronouncements of H. A. Calahan in his books on nautical matters -- they number a dozen or so -- are not always accepted as gospel among sailors, but it's doubtful that he ever wrote a word that hasn't been read with interest."
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