Subtitled The Story of a Great Yacht and of an Unsung Herreshoff Hero in the Golden Age of Yachting
In this account of an era of heated competition lies subtext of a question the author (Thorvald Poekel’s great-grandson) has long wondered about.
During his tenure with Herreshoff, the company made some of the fastest and most famous yachts in the world. Although Herreshoff signed almost all plans, the name of T. S. Poekel appears on several. The Chicago Tribune and newspapers in Racine reported that Mr. Poekel had been the real designer of Defender, Niagara, and Vigilant. As you might imagine, that claim did not go unchallenged
Vencedor examines the question: Did he or didn’t he?
Hardcover, 288 pp., Trim: 6½ x 9½
by Charles Axel Poekel, Jr.
And, for those of you who keep track of such things, this book has been published by a revived label, note nautical publishing house called Sheridan House. No doubt Sheridan House founder Lothar Simon is smiling down upon his imprint's revival.