A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time

By: Douglas Whynott

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At the Bronklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, Maine, local workmen craft boats of great beauty by shaping wood to the specifications of Joel White, one of the last great boat designers of his breed, father to boat yard owner Steve White, son to legendary writer E. B. White. In June 1996, Joel White began designing his masterpiece, the W-76, a wooden racing yacht with sublime lines and exquisite rigging. In January of that year, he had been diagnosed with cancer.

In "A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time", Douglas Whynott recounts the year he spent at the Brooklin Boat Yard, observing as Joel White calmly and with great dignity put his greatest dream to paper and as the flinty but proud boat builders brought his sketches and drawings to life. This is a portrait of E. B. White's New England, a gentle, timeless oceanside community whose slyly humorous inhabitants care for each other deeply but express their emotions in their deeds, not their words. Charming, colorful, almost meditative in its appreciation for the virtues of hard work and gifts of fathers to sons, "A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time" will delight sailors and armchair sailors alike.

Title: A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time

Author Name: Douglas Whynott

Categories: Nautical Hard Cover,

Publisher: Doubleday: March 1999

ISBN Number: 0385488122

ISBN Number 13: 9780385488129

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 389441

Description: Light edgewear to dust jacket, binding sound and pages unmarked. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.