Monday, January 22, 2007

Maine Coast Windjamming Book Selection

One of the most common sights on the bays is the "Lobster Boat." These fishing craft are the working staple of the area. This is the best book about them currently available,

I am a huge fan of these boats and know a great deal about them. Maine LobsterBoats is written largely from the builder's and lobsterman's point of vew. There are many interviews and quotes from Maine's most famous builders and several fishermen. The personalities are prominent and there is a great deal of genuine Maine charm.

The author, Virginia Thorndike and her husband own a 32 foot pleasure version of one of these boats built for them by Holland Boatworks of Belfast(hull and deck) and finished by Eric Clark of Southwest Harbor Their boat reaches 30mph. Wooden Boat Store Link

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