Not an easy review to write. I had expected a catalogue of the collection of plans held in the Smithsonian, but this is a catalogue of models, so it was not what I wanted. However, the book is ... Read More
The history of the American sailing Navy : the ships and their development
The late Howard I. Chapelle, a former Smithsonian Curator, knew more about American Sailing vessels than anybody ever has or will. Of the six or seven offerings He presented on the subject of ... Read More
I read a review of the book while searching for plans for building a kayak and liked the idea that a man spent a good part of his life documenting and building canoes the traditional way and actually ... Read More
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