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Apr 30, 2002
| ISBN 9780142001219
Apr 30, 2002
| ISBN 9781440684159
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Apr 30, 2002 | ISBN 9780142001219
Apr 30, 2002 | ISBN 9781440684159
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.
MICHAEL RUHLMAN is the author of twelve nonfiction books, including The Soul of a Chef, and has coauthored many cookbooks, such as The French Laundry Cookbook with Thomas Keller.
“Wooden Boats describes in loving detail how these vessels are made. . . . Mr. Ruhlman consistently comes through with touching lyricism.” The Wall Street Journal“Ruhlman’s deft blending of boatbuilding description and seagoing lore will satisfy even the fussiest of wooden-boat enthusiasts.” WoodenBoat magazine
Wooden Boats – Michael Ruhlman PrologueOne: RebeccaTwo: Elisa LeeThree: The Voyage of Tappan Zee and BeyondFour: The Workmanship of RiskFive: Rebecca, Elisa, and Jane DoreEpiloguePostscriptAcknowledgments and Sources
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