September 30, 2015

To: WoodenBoat Devotees

The end of September means it's time to plant the January seed in the back, if not the front, of your mind. That's because our WoodenBoat School just completed another outstanding season of courses here in Brooklin, Maine, and they're already gearing up for 2016. The new course schedule will be on-line in early December, and registration opens on Monday, January 4, 2016. If you've not partaken, you're missing a remarkable experience. It's not just the well-taught hands-on courses—it's the whole package of the waterfront campus, meeting folks from all over the planet, and of course, top-notch kitchen.

Our new WoodenBoat Store catalog has just mailed, and will be included in subscriber's copies of the November/December WoodenBoat magazine. For immediate gratification, you can download a PDF of the catalog which has the added plus of including clickable links to each item, so you can get more info about each offering from our site—including table of contents for books.

A (hopefully) helpful thing about these newsletters is introducing items so new they're not even in the catalog, like:

  • the Wander Bird DVD. There's some remarkable footage, the most talked about of which is the young kids on board. It makes a nice companion to the Unfurling DVD of Irving and Electa Johnson.
  • the latest Getting Started in Boats #53, featuring a primer on outboard engines, written and illustrated by "explainer" Jan Adkins .
  • the highly anticipated L. Francis Herreshoff book by Roger Taylor which has just landed on our shelves. And this promises to be volume 1 of 2.

    And lastly, if you are already a subscriber to the on-line Small Boats Monthly, the good news is TOMORROW the new October issue will be available. Editor Chris Cunningham sent us a sneak preview last week, and the photos were especially enticing. If you've not yet tried SBM, it's the best $2.99 you've ever spent. The crazy thing: that $2.99 gives you access to all 12 back issues.

    -Scot & Crew

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