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Herreshoff American Masterpieces

Author : Maynard Bray
ISBN : 9780393248494
Genre : Transportation
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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company—led by its founding spirit, the brilliant designer Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848–1938)— constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches. Marine historian Maynard Bray and Herreshoff expert Claas van der Linde, in collaboration with renowned nautical photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, present the very finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today, with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-color images of each vessel both in detail and under way, as well as unique color reproductions of Herreshoff’s own archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results, and fate, celebrating the many that still grace our waters.
Category: Transportation

Herreshoff

Author : Maynard Bray
ISBN : 0393089096
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sensible Cruising Designs

Author : Lewis Francis Herreshoff
ISBN : UOM:39015006062395
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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L. Francis Herreshoff created some great yacht designs. His designs are marked by clean, sweeping lines and a simplicity of hull and rig that show that they have been drawn by a true artist. In each design, he strips away every non-essential and leaves the true elements of a masterpiece. His father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff, had the same genius, but whereas the work of the father emphasized engineering perfection, the work of the son emphasized artistic perfection. Francis Herreshoff's work certainly shows the influence of his father, but his designs are tempered with an even older tradition. One of Captain Nat's famous designs was the little Buzzards Bay 12 1/2-footer, which may be examined in the plans at the back of this book in the form of Francis Herreshoff's slightly enlarged copy, the Buzzards Bay 14-footer. It is interesting to note the influence of this design on L. Francis' well-known cruising ketch, the H-28. But the schooner yacht America, which came out decades before Captain Nat began designing yachts, also had considerable influence on several famous Francis Herreshoff designs, such as the Tioga II, now Ticonderoga. And L. Francis was obviously intrigued with the possibilities of the double-ender, an ancient form of hull. The primary designs in this book are based on L. Francis Herreshoff's series of articles in the Rudder magazine of the 1940's and 1950's detailing how to build many of his designs. It was a very popular series, and a considerable number of boats were built according to the plans and instructions L. Francis included. We have added to these design plans for 46 additional small craft and cruising yachts designed by L. Francis. It is our hope that his book will lead to the building of more and more boats from the designs of L. Francis Herreshoff. There could be no more fitting tribute to him.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Golden Age Of Yachting

Author : L. Francis Herreshoff
ISBN : 9781574092516
Genre : History
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L. Francis Herreshoff came from a family that designed and built some of the finest yachts the world has ever seen.
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The Book Of Wooden Boats

Author : Benjamin Mendlowitz
ISBN : 9780393048995
Genre : Photography
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Photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of restored wooden boats and new boats built from traditional and new designs
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Herreshoff Of Bristol

Author : Maynard Bray
ISBN : 0971067821
Genre : Boatbuilding
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Temple To The Wind

Author : Christopher Pastore
ISBN : 1592285570
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Reliance was a yacht like no other, built in 1903, the peak of the age of sail. A marvel of her time, Reliance's mast towered 196 feet above the water, with sails stretching 202 feet from the bowsprit to the boom's end. Many said Reliance, carrying more sail than any boat before or since, was simply too dangerous to sail, but the stakes were awesome: The America's Cup in 1903 was more than a gentleman's game; it was an all-or-nothing contest between two great rivals, rivals, Britain and America, with all the intensity of the later race into space. Behind Reliance was a gallery of American greats. There was Nathaniel Herreshoff, perhaps our greatest yacht designer, also known as the Wizard of Bristol. And there were the robber barons who made America, men like J. P. Morgan and John Rockefeller. Such men spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to win the America's Cup. On the other side of the Atlantic, Thomas Lipton, scrappy founder of the Lipton tea and grocery empire, put his personal fortune behind the construction of an equally bold challenger, his Shamrock. From conception to construction, through hair-raising sea trials--two men died in separate incidents testing the yachts--to the grand finale of a race like no other, author Christopher Pastore brings to life this most beautiful and dangerous vessel, as well as the hearts it won and the hearts it broke. It is simply one of the most exciting sea tales ever told.
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Temple To The Wind

Author : Christopher Pastore
ISBN : 0762784350
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By the turn of the twentieth century, racing for the America's Cup was no longer simply a gentleman's game. Fraught with danger and political tension, the contest for the Cup had become a showcase of technological innovation and national grit. In 1903, the fabulously wealthy tea tycoon, Sir Thomas Lipton, gave Britain's most celebrated naval architects carte blanche to produce Shamrock III. In response, the American designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff built Reliance, a defender that was so big and bold--carrying more canvas than any single-masted vessel ever before--that it ushered in a new era of naval architecture and fundamentally shaped the future of the America's Cup. From conception to construction, through hair-raising sea trials to the grand finale of a race like no other, this beautiful and dangerous vessel comes to life in Temple to the Wind, one of the most exciting sailing stories ever told.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Haul A Trucker S Tales Of Life On The Road

Author : Finn Murphy
ISBN : 9780393608724
Genre : Transportation
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A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.
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