Revised, redesigned, and finally back in print. The history of a company and the founders who brought the art to its ultimate level with boats like Gloriana, Defender, and Resolute, the New York 30s, the Buzzard's Bay 15, and the 12 + footers. Practically like getting a tour of the place by John B. and Nathanael G. themselves. Includes additional information from grandson Halsey Herreshoff who heads the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Table of Contents:Part One:The Old Tannery:Herreshoff Boatbuilding to 1878Manufacturing for SteamHerreshoff MFG. Co. Power Vessels 1878-1897The Shops:A Look at the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Facilites 1878-1897Trials and Triumphs:Miltary Craft 1878-1897The Age of Gloriana: Herreshoff Mfg. Co.Sailboats 1878-1897Part 2:Heydays Before the Great WarFrom Fin Keelers to Cruisers: HerreshoffMfg. Co. Sailboats 1898-1917Years of Glory: The Big Sailing Yachts,1898-1917The Power Transition: From Steam to Internal Combustion, 1898-1917Yachts of Thier Own:Pleasure Boats of the Herreshoff BrothersFamily:The Children og NGH and JBHPart Three:Continuing the Legend: Under New Ownership:The Postwar, Pre Depression Years, 1917-1929Surviving the Thirties: A Time of Innovation, 1930-1937The Peacocks:J-Boats of the 1930sPleasure and Sunset: NGH in Retirement, 1924-1938A Hurricane, A War, a Closing:The Final YearsBiblliography Photo Credits
250 pp., hardcover