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

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


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“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393338065
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/26/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 888,325
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

Marine historian Maynard Bray has authored or co-authored many books on the subject of wooden boats, including the classic Book of Wooden Boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

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

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