Different Waterfronts: Stories from the Wooden Boat Revival

Peter H. Spectre, Author, William Gilkerson, Illustrator Tilbury House Publishers $22.95 (242p) ISBN 978-0-88448-077-8
Spectre, coauthor of The Mariner's Catalog , here takes us on a six-day journey by skiff down the Thames (Oxford to London) to a Liverpool warehouse filled with ship models and to view classic speedboats on the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario. He visits boatyards, chandleries and out-of-the-way places, interviewing dedicated craftsmen who struggle to advance the wooden boat revival. Spectre presents a hilarious account of a ``quick-and-dirty'' shipbuilding contest in Newport, R.I.; there are profiles of Howard Chappelle, John Gardner and Jim Brown (trimarans). Practically anybody who likes to mess about with boats will appreciate this book. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1989
Release date: 10/01/1989
Paperback - 978-0-88448-079-2
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