“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 [...]

Avalon, a 106′ Schooner


Avalon is based on the schooners that fished the Grand Banks at the turn of the Twentieth Century. They marked the end-point of an evolution that had been ongoing for some three hundred years. They came to be right at the time engines and oil changed everything. At the other end of that excursion from [...]

Yearning for a purpose


When I wrote Designer & Client this is what I saw: So much of what we do is… required of us.… …no one is forcing us to have a pleasure boat. No practical purpose is fulfilled by owning one… A boat is an opportunity to create a dream and act on it. Most such dreams [...]