“Mendlowitz's superb color photographs capture the real essence of traditional wooden boats and have a quality that is a step beyond the merely descriptive. . . . In every picture you feel a spark of recognition of some elemental quality of the ship or boat.” (Julian Mannering - Model Shipwright)
“If wooden boats had a Dr. Doolittle, it would be Maynard Bray. He is uniquely at home in their language. Lucky for us he has shared here much of what he has learned.” (Bill Mayher, coauthor of Joel White)
About the Author
Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He has produced the Calendar of Wooden Boats® since 1983. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.
Marine historian Maynard Bray has provided text for each Calendar of Wooden Boats®, as well as for six books featuring Benjamin Mendlowitz’s boat photography. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.
John Rousmaniere has sailed in over 35,000 miles of offshore voyaging and racing. He crewed on the 48-foot Toscana in the fateful Fastnet Race of 1979.