The Guide to Wooden Boats: Schooners, Ketches, Cutters, Sloops, Yawls, Cats

Overview

“Being set loose in these pages is like being given the run of a candy store.”—Washington Post Book World
First published in 1996, this classic pictorial tour of wooden boats showcases a rich collection of images by Benjamin Mendlowitz, the preeminent photographer of wooden boats. The result is a stunning guide to sailboats and their rigs with text by the renowned marine historian Maynard Bray—a true feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. Now available for the first time as a paperback edition, complete ...

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Overview

“Being set loose in these pages is like being given the run of a candy store.”—Washington Post Book World
First published in 1996, this classic pictorial tour of wooden boats showcases a rich collection of images by Benjamin Mendlowitz, the preeminent photographer of wooden boats. The result is a stunning guide to sailboats and their rigs with text by the renowned marine historian Maynard Bray—a true feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. Now available for the first time as a paperback edition, complete with Joel White’s foreword and a new afterword by sailor and writer Roger Angell, this gem of a book is sure to delight both lifelong boaters and newcomers to the nautical world.

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Editorial Reviews

Bangor Daily News
“Supplementing Mendlowitz’s breathtaking camera artistry are captions by Maynard Bray. This pair works together like strawberries and shortcake, and the final result is just as sweet.”
Messenger Press
“An indispensable reference for anyone interested in their beauty, romance, and craftsmanship.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393338065
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 728,468
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He has produced the Calendar of Wooden Boats® since 1983. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

Marine historian Maynard Bray has provided text for each Calendar of Wooden Boats®, as well as for six books featuring Benjamin Mendlowitz’s boat photography. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

The late Joel White was a writer, naval architect, and boat builder.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Cats 8
Sloops 22
Cutters 58
Yawls 76
Ketches 102
Schooners 124
Glossary 156
Index 162
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