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L. Francis Herreshopp Yacht Designer

Taylor, Roger C.

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ISBN 10: 0939511436 / ISBN 13: 9780939511433
Published by Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic Ct, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Part One of a planned two part biography. Massive volume, B&W photos throughout. This first volume takes us up to 1930. Heavy volume, extra postage will apply for international sales. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 019241

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Title: L. Francis Herreshopp Yacht Designer

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic Ct

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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L. Francis Herreshoff was a remarkable yacht designer of his time Beginning his career in the shadow of his famous father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Known for his unconventional designs and his innovative engineering of hull and rig. This publication is heavily illustrated with 166 plans and 124 illustrations including 9 foldout pages, as well as telling a comprehensive story of his life. Volume one ends with his design of the unorthodox J-boat Whirlwind, a contender for the defense of the America's Cup in 1930, a definite turning point in Herreshoff's life and work. The forthcoming volume 2 will feature the famous cruising designs of his later career.

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Roger C. Taylor met L. Francis Herreshoff while a student at Milton Academy. He went on to study maritime history at Harvard University, then served in the U.S. Navy as a deck officer in a destroyer and a diesel submarine. In the 1970s and 80s he was founder and leader of International Marine Publishing Company where his publishing list included two books by Herreshoff. In his retirement, he lives afloat with his wife Kathleen and has worked his captain's license. Other books by Roger Taylor include Good Boats, More Good Boats, The Elements of Seamanship, among others.

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