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A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time: Joel White's Last Boat

by Whynott, Douglas

  • ISBN: 9780385488129
  • ISBN10: 0385488122

A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time: Joel White's Last Boat

by Whynott, Douglas

  • List Price: $23.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish date: 12/01/2005
  • ISBN: 9780385488129
  • ISBN10: 0385488122
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Description: At the Bronklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, Maine, local workmen craft boats of great beauty by shaping wood to the specifications of Joel White, one of the last great boat designers of his breed, father to boat yard owner Steve White, son to legendary writer E. B. White. In June 1996, Joel White began designing his masterpiece, the W-76, a wooden racing yacht with sublime lines and exquisite rigging. In January of that year, he had been diagnosed with cancer.

In "A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time", Douglas Whynott recounts the year he spent at the Brooklin Boat Yard, observing as Joel White calmly and with great dignity put his greatest dream to paper and as the flinty but proud boat builders brought his sketches and drawings to life. This is a portrait of E. B. White's New England, a gentle, timeless oceanside community whose slyly humorous inhabitants care for each other deeply but express their emotions in their deeds, not their words. Charming, colorful, almost meditative in its appreciation for the virtues of hard work and gifts of fathers to sons, "A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time" will delight sailors and armchair sailors alike.

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The author recounts the year he spent at the Brooklin Boat Yard observing Joel White designed and later constructed W-76, a wooden racing yacht.
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The author recounts the year he spent at the Brooklin Boat Yard observing Joel White designed and later constructed W-76, a wooden racing yacht.
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In June 1996, not long after he had been diagnosed with cancer, Joel White began the design of W-76, a wooden racing yacht, his last boat, illustrated.
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In June 1996, not long after he had been diagnosed with cancer, Joel White began the design of W-76, a wooden racing yacht, his last boat, illustrated.
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Joel White's Last Boat. 1st edition 1st printing. Clean tight fresh strong jacket boards text. Appears unread. Light slender remainder mark top edge. Size: 8vo.
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New York, New York, U.S.A. : Doubleday, 1999. First edition, first printing.
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Inscribed by Author(s) Joel White's Last Boat. 305 pages, text clean and
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