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craft. Lipke 's work is Plank on Frame : The Who What and Where of 150 Boatbuilders (International Marine Publishing, Camden ME, 1981 ). William A. Baker, meticulous researcher and writer, delved further back than any of the above; his testimony on early European/American small craft in Sloops and Shallops (Barre Publishing, Barre MA, I 966) is superb. The boats of the Southeast-Carolina and Georgiahad to wait for a biographer until Rusty Fleetwood, an impassioned Georgian possessed of equal parts of love for the traditions and researcher-energy nailed 'em down in Tidecraft, cited earlier. WoodenBoat magazine presents two compendia of classic design s: Fifty Wooden Boats: A Catalog of Building Plans and Thirty Wooden Boats: The Second Catalog of Building Plans (WoodenBoat Publications, Brooklin ME, 1984 & 1988). The essays and the " Suggeste d Reading" (which this "Locker" purposely does not duplicate but rather commends) are superb. Only Roger Duncan could have served as biographer to the Friendship sloops and we love his Friendship Sloops (International Marine Publishing, Camden ME, 1985), a book as easy-going and informal as the sloops themselves . The Adirondack guideboat is a pinnacle in American folk art and watercraft. Kenneth and Helen Durant brought special devotion to it in their Adirondack Guide-Boat (International Marine Publishing, Camden ME, 1980), with a notable assist from John Gardner. And Atwood Manley does justice to the leading builder in this genre in his Rushton and His Times in American Canoeing (Syracuse University Press, NY , 1968). For a contrast to these lithe, superbly athletic craft, go afloat with the late Harlan Hubbard in Shantyboat: A River Way of Life (Kentucky Press, Lexington KY, 1981) for 350 pages of quiet, stirring, wonderful Mississippi experience aboard a boat that just drifts along (see page I 5). Instructive Your Own Backyard, by Sam Rabal, (Cornell Maritime Press, 1958) is a fine starting point; Bob Steward's Boatbuilding Manual , (International Marine Publishing, Camden ME, 1974) is excellent after you've learned the ABCs; Chapelle 's Boatbuilding, while thorough, is not his best work. "Dynamite" Payson's Gloucester Light Dory (WoodenBoat Publication s, Brooklin ME, 1982) strikes us as a superbstart-upproject. Pete Culler's Boats, Oars and Rowing (International Marine Publishing, Camden ME, 1978), which SEA HISTORY 51 , AUTUMN 1989


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