Re: [MessaboutW] book about NE boats, esp pinkys


Looks like you start by sending $20.00 and asking for th catalog of the:  Ship Plans List/Maritime Collection:

Ship Plans
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
NMAH 5004 / MRC 628
Washington, DC 20013-7012 USA

payment is by check or money order

Anyone interested in making a donation?


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Jim Pettycrew revpettycrew@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:

So, does anyone in our group have the " Ship Plan List" from the Smithsonian?  JCP (again, the C stands for Cheap)  Jim P

From: "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]" <MessaboutW@...>
To: MessaboutW@...
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] book about NE boats, esp pinkys

You want The American Fishing Schooners: 1825-1935 by Howard Chapelle. His 
magnum opus. Chapelle was a pinky schooner fan, and even designed a 
"sporterized" pinky for his won use -- Glad Tidings. A beautiful design 
that's been built several times. The first chapter, thirty five pages or 
so, of American Fishing Schooners is mostly about Chebaccos and pinkies, 
with lots of lines drawings, sail plans and construction views. The 
drawings in the book, and full plans for Glad Tidings, are available from 
the Smithsonian:

The American Fishing Schooners, 1825-1935: The History of the Commercial 
Fishing Schooner, Its Development in Design, Function, and Construction


Pinky schooners shouldn't be confused with what Chapelle calls "Eastport 
pinkies," or "Quoddy boats"  -- double ended sloops without a "pink" stern 
-- or Crotch Island pinkies -- open double-enders with spitsail cat-ketch 
rigs and no pink stern. Chapelle wrote about them in American Small 
Sailing Craft. Here's a pink stern:

On Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:07:04 -0800,  Seth M wrote:

> On the subject of boating books, can anyone suggest a book for research 
> into Pinkys and their kin? Most interested in double-enders but 
> Chebaccos, Shallops and Dogbodies might be of interest too. What about 
> current or recent designers who have worked with these as inspiration?
> Just doing a little snow-bound boat dreaming. Thanks!

John (jkohnen@...)
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too
much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
(Thomas Jefferson)



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