In case you missed it, maxi-yacht designer German Frers and noted architect Frank Gehry collaborated on a boat. In some respects it looks like a modern racing machine, though, happily, made of wood-composite construction. There are elements, though, that are like nothing else on the water. We have to admire the boundary-pushing here. This Town and Country article has some pictures. Not our usual beat, but hard to ignore.
Mr. Chine bLog Sr. was good enough to send an interesting piece from the New Yorker to our editorial desk. It is titled “The Wayfarer” and is the story of Dick Conant, a long-distance, solo canoeist, whom the author encounters on the Hudson River above New York City. We recommend it.
This is a little old – 2011 – but it’s a neat video showing the construction of a replica Viking ship. Enjoy! The Construction of a Viking Dragon Ship Posted by Woodworking Enthusiasts on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
We have mentioned Bob Holtzman before here, he being the author of the blog we admire greatly, Indigenous Boats. Bob now has a nice-looking book out, The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits. He had us at the double carrick bend on the cover. …