Robert Olson, a 15′ Dayboat


      When I was in boat school Robert Olson was my neighbor on West Quoddy Head. He was the caretaker there, and a lobsterman, and someone I came to think of as a friend. He never took the time to go sailing. Always too busy for that! But I would like to dedicate [...]

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In Memoriam, David Moses Bridges


I'm sorry to read of the death of David Moses Bridges. My loss has been to have never known of him while he was alive. Take a look at this video and see why. David Moses Bridges - Canoe Maker from Rogue Films on Vimeo. The Portland Press Herald ran this Obituary. He's joined the [...]

“Vessels of Transformation,” A new publication on Medium


Medium lets me create a series of distinct publications cohesively linked to each other. It lets me tease out different currents that have arisen across various sites: Boats for difficult times, Horizons of Significance, and Fine Lines. Take a look at Vessels of Transformation. Join me there! And if you find anything worth reading please [...]

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Acts of Love Campaign


Please take a look at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory's Acts of Love Fundraising Campaign.        

“Boats for difficult times” on Medium


I'd like to encourage you to take a look at a new venue for this publication on Medium: I've posted a new essay, Sailing On. I'm experimenting with whether Medium can provide a more cohesive and still flexible platform for my various interests. This WordPress sites will continue to act as an archive. Take a [...]

A new school


It's not a question of how to design a boat It's a question of why     A boat's design affects everything it does. Boats are potent symbols. Their form, the entire aesthetic out of which they grow, affects our perception of them. As we interact with our boats their forms change our lives. A [...]