Boat and ship builders of Battery Point

posted Jan 13, 2015, 11:56 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 2:43 PM ]
Nicole Mays writes: 

'I wanted to update you on the status of my book. Spirited, Skilled and Determined: The Boat and Ship Builders of Battery Point (1835-1935) has finally been published! 

Details include: 
  • Chapters on prominent colonial builders, including William Williamson, John Watson, Peter Degraves, James Mackey, John Lucas, John Ross, Robert Inches, Joseph Risby, and Jacob Chandler, etc;
  • Chapters on prominent 20th century builders, including Charlie Lucas, Percy Coverdale, Purdon and Featherstone, etc;
  • A chapter on Alfred Blore, prominent local boat designer;
  • Lots of photos (black and white);
  • Appendix summarising the 700+ vessels built at Battery Point between 1835 and 1935;
  • Bibliography and Index;
  • Foreward by Graeme Broxam;
  • Hardcover, 320 pages;
  • ISBN: 9780646931340.'

Congratulations to Nicole.  Book will be in stores soon, and at the Wooden Boat Guild stall at the festival.