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Capt. Nat Herreshoff
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Nathaniel G. Herreshoff was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder this country has ever produced. Captain Nat Herreshoff is credited with the introduction of more new devices in the design of boats than any other ma, and the great yachts that he designed for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the world. The period of his greatest activity from 1890 to 1920 was known as "the Herreshoff Era," so greatly did his personality and the yachts he designed dominate the sport. He was a man of manifold talents and unusual genius and his career makes one of the most fascinating biographies. Many of closely guarded secrets of Captain Nat, the great master, are reveled in these pages which teem with human interest, philosophy and the accumulated wisdom of a long lived genius.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Time and the Place Chapter 2: Captain Nat's Ancestors Chapter 3: The Herreshoffs Chapter 4: Captain Nat's Education Chapter 5: The First Designs of N. G. Herreshoff Chapter 6: Captain Nat Forms a Partnership with His Brother John Chapter 7: Captain Nat's Home Life Chapter 8: Captain Nat's Methods of Designing Chapter 9: The Works of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company Chapter 10: Captain Nat's Designs of the Eighteen-Nineties Chapter 11: Designs from 1900 to 1910 Chapter 12: Captain Nat's Designs Between 1910 and 1920 Chapter 13: Captain Nat's Later Designs Chapter 14: Mr. Herreshoff's Later Life and Friends Chapter 15: Some of Captain Nat's Accomplishments Appendix Partial List of Herreshoff-Built Boats

About the Author

L. Francis Herreshoff, a great designer in his own right, wrote a fascinating biography of his father. He was also the author of The Compleat Cruiser, one of the enduring classics of American sailing literature.

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A chatty, homey, well-illustrated biography, making pleasant and informative reading from cover to cover. The Boston Globe This is a book that every yachstman with a real interest in his sport will enjoy tremendously. Yachting World Chatty and accessible, it gives a marvelous insight into the character and influences of one of the world's greatest yacht designers. Illustrated with 50 pages of photographs. Classic Boat From the first small boats to steam launches, torpedo boats, cup defenders and great yachts of Vanderbilt, Hearst and Morgan, this is a story both surprising and complex. After reading such a book, you realize it stands out above the rest...the pages teem with human interest, philosophy and accumulated wisdom as secrets of a great master are revealed. The Ensign

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