Description: Island Institute, Rockland, Maine, 1991. Second Printing. Tom Cabot's tales of sailing the Maine coast as a young man, as a father, and as a "curator of islands". AVELINDA is both the boat and the book that carries Cabot's message of reverence for nature. In his own words and pictures (including many early Kodachromes ), he invites you on board his first vessel, a soap box, and on his initial voyage in 1919 to Maine, the place he has spent the rest of his life exploring. Cabot also describes his adventures in AVELINDA-his beloved custom-built 50' ketch-battling hurricanes, fog, and overdevelopment ...
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This book consists of the reminiscences of Cabot, a wealthy and well-known industrialist. One feels that it was written as a sort of legacy to his family and the people he has come to know over the years he spent in Maine--an area he obviously loves very much. Cabot tells of the various boats he and his family have owned. The title of the book comes from the 50-footer he had built in the 1930s, for the amazing sum of $8500 (which today might buy a couple of her sails). The book has charm, but little appeal to the sailing public in general. Recommended only for regional collections. (Photos not seen.)--Robert E. Green field, formerly with Baltimore Cty. P.L.
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Book Description Tilbury House Pub, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020884480925