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In a Class All Their Own


Explore the histories of nearly forty individual vessels along with their relationships to the environs in which they sailed, raced, cruised, and, in some cases, still operate as working vessels. These stories include the fabled history of the catboat; the first fiberglass sailing yacht; a NY ferry boat repurposed as a houseboat; the oldest working fishing boat in Stonington, CT; racing rivalries in the Sound; the French love affair with American boat designs; and the Jazz Age era of luxury yachting, among others.

By: Tom Verde, Published by Globe Pequot, 2020, 216 pages, softcover.