The Sloops of the Hudson River: A Historical and Design Survey
Paul E. Fontenoy
For more of than 200 years, sloop-rigged sailing craft carried the bulk of the commerce on the Hudson River, helping to make New York America's premier seaport. Historian and model-maker Fountenoy looks the origins of Hudson River sloops among 17th-century Dutch vessels, then traces the changes through the 18th and early 19th centuries that resulted in the classic Hudson River sloop of the 1830s-50s.He also considers the revival of the type with the 1969 sloop Clearwater. Making full use of visual documentation, as well as narrative accounts and business records, he has produced the definitive work on this well-known American vessel type. This mix of plans, illustrations, and analysis make this a book for historians, modelmakers, and Hudson River enthusiasts alike.
9" x 8", 130 pages, 58 illustrations, 16 foldout plans, appendices, glossary, bibliography and index. Paperback binding.