2001 Calendar of Wooden Boats

Reviewed by Thom Burns

The new edition offers a varied mix of exceptional boats, one for each month. January begins with Dolphin, an 1893 Cape Cod catboat, sailing into the sunset at day's end. March offers the grand 1914 Fife ketch Sumurun, all 94 feet of her dancing over the swells in the Caribbean waters off Antigua. Visual treats for other months include Bagatelle, a vintage N.G. Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 25; Olympian, a 1913 P-class sloop showing off the sleek sheerline of her era; the incomparable schooner-yacht Brilliant, designed by Sparkman & Stephens in the early 30s; and the fine-looking Glide, a 50-foot Casey yawl seen making headway under a strong wind in Maine's Penobscot Bay. To round out the year are images of a Beals Island lobsterboat; two Concordia yawls sailing together; a cedar-hulled runabout; a peapod rowboat; a Maine Coast cruise schooner; and a warm, inviting interior.

The award-winning Calendar of Wooden Boats is designed in an elegant 12"x24" wall format, which includes ample space for notes and appointments. Each month's image is a master study in light, contrast, mood and attention to detail, complimented by an insightful and entertaining caption by marine historian Maynard Bray.
This is one of the most impressive nautical calendars Iíve seen. It will make my gift list.

The Calendar of Wooden Boats is available at fine bookstores, chandleries or directly from NOAH Publications at $14.95+$4.50 s&h.

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