By Douglas Whynott
In June 1996, six months after being clinically determined with melanoma, Joel White started designing the W-76, a gorgeous racing yacht. It was once his ultimate masterpiece. Douglas Whynott spent a yr at Brooklin Boat backyard, staring at as this layout took form, first in sketches after which in the course of the painstaking development of the wood craft.
The result's the poignant story of either a genius at paintings and the folk dedicated to his artwork. Evoking E.B. White's New England and its salty citizens, A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time is a vintage portrait of dignity, appeal, and humble magnificence-and of a maritime group that retains a vanishing global alive.
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