A Winter Apprentice by John Holt Willey

John Willey shares sage insights into life in a Maine boatyard, where he worked and kept a journal from 1978 to '79.

As the historian John Gardner confirms, until relatively recently boatbuilding was not recorded - the life of the yard crew even less so. Here is a rare and vibrant narrative from a winter apprentice.

 "It's great, it really is great. I can see it, and see it all - smell it, taste it, and feel it ... The shop and crew and Paul came through life size. I was there with you, every blessed, excruciating, wonderful minute ... Last night after supper, I sat down with it and didn't get up until I had finished, about 2 a.m." -John Gardner, historian, designer and builder of wooden boats, author of books including Building Classic Small Craft

To read an article in Maine Insights interviewing John please go HERE.

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Paperback: 196 pages

Publisher: Polar Bear & Company

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1882190459

ISBN-13: 978-1882190454

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches