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How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea

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First Scribner hardcover edition.

"Once an essential skill, the ability to build a clinker boat, first innovated by the Vikings, can seem incomprehensible today.  Yet it was the clinker, with its overlapping planks, that afforded us access to the oceans, and its construction has become a lost art that calls to the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.  John Gornall heard the call.  A thoroughly unskilled modern man, Gornall set out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his newborn daughter.  It was, he recognized, a ridiculously quixotic challenge for a man who knew little about woodworking and even less about boat-building.  He wasn't even sure what type of wood he should use, the tools he'd need, or where on earth he'd build the boat.  He had much to consider...and even more to learn.  But, undaunted, he embarked on a voyage of rediscovery, determined to navigate his way back to a time when we could fashion our future and leave our mark on history using only time-honored skills and the materials at hand.  His journey began in East Anglia, on England's rocky eastern coast.  If all went according to plan, it would end with a great adventure, as father and daughter cast off together for a voyage of discovery that neither would forget, and both would treasure until the end of their days."--

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Lyons Public Library 623.82 GOR (Text)
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