American Small Sailing Craft, Their Design, Development, and Construction

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1951 - Sports & Recreation - 363 pages
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American Small Sailing Craft (originally published 1951) is considered the classic among small-boat builders and historians. In it Chapelle has documented many fast-vanishing working boats, making this the authoritative history of a passing maritime fleet.
 

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Contents

Colonial and Early American Boats
8
The Scow and Bateau
45
The Shallops
136
The Skiff and YawlBoat 19 3
195
Sloops and Catboats
232
Foreigners and a Native
277
The Newcomer the Vbottom
305
On Building Boats
343
Index
358
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About the author (1951)

Howard I. Chapelle (1901-1975) was an American naval architect, and curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, he authored many books and articles books on maritime history and marine architecture, including Yacht Designing and Planning, Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction, The History of American Sailing Ships,The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development, American Small Sailing Craft, and many more.

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