Tall Ships: The Ladies of the Seas is the fourth book of the World Ship Collection. The book illustrates 179 exclusive photographs from Tall Ship Challenges in 2000, 2003, and 2006 in Chicago; 2004 in Philadelphia; 2005 and 2008 in Tacoma; 2007 in Norfolk. The tall ship challenges draw crowds and enthusiasts from all corners of the country to witness their splendor.
Tall Ships: The Ladies of the Seas takes readers on a pictorial tour to Antalya, Athens, Baltimore, Chicago, Galveston, Honolulu, Key West, Kusadasi, Los Angeles, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, and Tacoma. Tall ships such as Bounty, Cauhtemoc, Cisne Branco, Concordia, Eagle, Eugene Euginides Europa, Gorch Fock, Iskra, Pallada, Picton Castle, Prince William, Star of India and Unicorn beautify the coasts of these cities like nothing else. Tall Ships: The Ladies of the Seas is a phenomenal item for the tall ship enthusiast and a helpful guide for those wanting to explore more about these magniﬁcent vessels.
Fatih Takmakli was born and raised in the Republic of Turkey. He graduated from Loyola University with degrees in Economics, International Studies and Political Science and received his Master’s from DePaul University. He is pursuing his Doctor of Management degree at the University of Maryland. He has also received certiﬁcates in Management and Leadership at Loyola University and DePaul University. He is the President of Perfect Stone USA LLC in Rosemont, Illinois. The photographer currently resides with his wife and daughter in Chicago.
Fatih Takmakli’s most recent photograph books include Modern Cruise Ships from 1931 to 2008, Ferries of the World and Modern Turkish Ships. Fatih’s passion in photographing different types of ships has taken him to many parts of the world. He has traveled to every state. He has attended seven different tall ships challenges since the summer of 2000. Aside from his enthusiasm in ships, he volunteers at Turkish Intercultural Club at Loyola University and DePaul University. He is a member of Psi Beta Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Golden Key International Honor Society and American Society for Public Administration. He is a scholar at Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University.