Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard

by Michael Ruhlman

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Call number

623.8

Collection

Publication

Penguin Books (2002), Edition: Illustrated, 352 pages

Description

There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend of reportage [and] reflection" (Los Angeles Times), Michael Ruhlman sets off for a renowned boatyard in Martha's Vineyard to follow the construction of two boats-Rebecca, a 60-foot modern pleasure schooner, and Elisa Lee, a 32-foot powerboat. Filled with exquisite details and stories of the sea, this exciting exploration of a nearly forgotten craft and the colorful personalities involved will enthrall wooden boat owners as well as craftspeople of every stripe, nature enthusiasts, and fans of compelling nonfiction.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

352 p.; 8.4 x 0.76 inches

ISBN

014200121X / 9780142001219

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