Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (May 7, 2001)
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There are fewer than 10,000 wood boats in the US however the circulate of WoodenBoat journal exceeds 180,000. what's it approximately wood boats that has captured the preferred mind's eye? With the "lively combination of reportage [and] mirrored image" (Los Angeles instances) that made his The Soul of a Chef so successful, Michael Ruhlman units off to Martha's Vineyard-the situation of a popular boatyard-to locate out.As sophisticated as a Stradivarius and as ruggedly strong as an ocean vessel, wood boats and the paintings of crafting them approximately fell sufferer to the trendy period. but as affordable plastic and fiberglass boats proliferated the seas, a handful of craftsmen persisted. this present day, the makers of those home made miracles of curves and wooden are hugely sought-after artisans and wood boats have emerged as an impressive metaphor for the "old and real" in our homogenized, throwaway tradition. on the middle of wood Boats is Rebecca-a sixty-foot sleek excitement schooner being developed, with centuries-old thoughts, to live longer than the other boat at the present time. Ruhlman follows Rebecca's building and profiles the bright personalities at paintings in a boatyard jam-packed with tales of the ocean. His intriguing chronicle will enthrall not only wood boat vendors but additionally craftspeople of each stripe, nature fans, and seafaring and landlocked lovers of compelling nonfiction.