The Sea Bright Skiff and Other Shore Boats:

by Peter J. Guthorn

Paperback, 2004

Status

Available

Call number

623.82

Collection

Publication

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (2004), Edition: 2nd, 256 pages

Description

The rising demand for fish from New York City's growing population before the middle of the nineteenth century gave impetus to commercial fisheries in the metropolitan area. Fishing communities near Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Long Beach, New Jersey and other areas scurried to find faster and safer boats. Although boatbuilders each developed their own variations, the basic design survived. Ideally functional, the sea skiff was adapted for rum running and as a life saving boat, and by sportsmen for fishing, hunting, racing, and pleasure boating. Today, these boats are used up and down the eastern coastal regions from Main to Florida. Dr. Guthorn shows in illustrations and text, the local development, details of construction, and materials used in building them. Prominent builders are listed with their dates and their particular techniques._x000D__x000D_ AUTHOR:… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

256 p.; 10.25 inches

ISBN

0916838730 / 9780916838737
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