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By Douglas Whynott

ISBN-10: 0385488122

ISBN-13: 9780385488129

ISBN-10: 0671785265

ISBN-13: 9780671785260

In a time whilst racing boats are industrially produced from artificial fabrics, a loss of life breed of craftsman keeps to construct wood sailboats of stunning good looks. Boatbuilding is an historic paintings, and Joel White was once a grasp. Son of the mythical author E.B. White, he was once raised round boats and his designs have been as elegant and swish as his father's prose. At a boatyard in Maine, White and his heavily knit workforce of developers introduced rankings of his creations from blueprints into the sea.

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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