Maritime consulting: traditional wooden boats and classic yachts.
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Sail aboard the Airlia
From Samuel Eliot Morison: "The ocean knows no favourites. Her bounty is reserved for those who have the wit to learn her secrets, the courage to bear her buffets, and the will to persist, through good fortune and ill, in her rugged service."

538 Fillmore Street
Port Townsend, WA
Contact Douglas Jones
619-993-9295 mobile
Skilled work on wooden boats at reasonable rates
New Construction, rebuilds, repairs
Masts and spars a specialty    Angelique available

9 Middle Road
Chilmark, MA 02535
Allen Healy, Caitlin Jones and sons
508-939-0140, 508-645-3492
Raw milk, yogurt, cheese, grass fed lamb, beef, pork, pelts, yarn, seedling plants, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, greens

Sail training for island kids (of all ages), maritime skills, winter supper talks, Vineyard Cup and other events.   Check out the videos at for further details.  
Box 1998
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 02568

Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, Inc.
Box 1095 30A Beach Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Wooden boat design, construction, repair & maintenance
Hardwoods from Suriname
Contact Nat or Ross
Nat 508-360-1837 (Cell)
Ross 920-312-8690 (Cell)

MYLES THURLOW Rigs and Rigging
Traditional Hand Spliced Rigging, Boat Repairs and Spars.
Box 865, West Tisbury, MA 02575

Schooner, MARTHA
Sail training in Washington State, and during 2014 – 2015 Baja, California and then off to Hawaii in the TransPac
Box 1811
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Robert D'Arcy

Tom Cunliffe
Lover, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Author of the Shell Channel Pilot and numerous "How To" sailing books including primers on gaff rig and navigation, Editor of the 3 volume PILOT book series published by La Chasse Maree, SAIL and Yachting Monthly columnist, lectures and speeches, teaching,  charters and more

Hannah Cunliffe
Southampton, England
Nautical, genealogical and historical research

KWAI Project
Unique adventure opportunities on large steel vessel in the South Pacific (homeport in Hawaii) plus KWAI is carrying cargo to various islands and island groups all over the mid Pacific.
Contact Brad Ives

Tom Nitsch films
Superb films about classic boats, also some “new” classics.
Hamburg, Germany

Old Gaffers Association
International membership and cruising association for owners and aficionados of gaff rigged boats

The Mother Of All Maritime Links
J Kohnen
The best, the most complete and positively addictive. If you want to find anything nautical, look here first.   You can spend hours poking around,

North Point Yacht Charter Co
Box 252
Rockport, Maine 04856
Owner Managed power and sail boats for charter
Contact Larrain Slaymaker

Barney Sandeman
Sandeman Yacht Company

Classic boats for sale all over the world.  Barney knows his boats through and through.
33 High St.
Poole, Dorset BH15 1AB, England
011-44-(0)1202-330079 (phone)

Henry W. Pickersgill & Co., Inc.

Box 340006
Tampa, FL 33694
Independent Marine Surveyors and Consultants (NAMS Member)
Contact Henry  Pickersgill

WoodenBoat Magazine
Box 78
Brooklin, ME 04616

CE Beckman
11-35 Commercial Street
New Bedford, MA 02138
A fine, old fashioned marine chandler (with new stuff as well) for boatyards and boat builders – mostly “to the trade” but some retail sales.

Life Raft Survival Equipment
3 Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871
These people are superbly helpful and efficient; the sort of folks you can trust with your life.

Australian Yacht Winches
4 Narang Place
56 Mary's, NSW 2760
Makers of wholly bronze winches…also repairs and parts for Barient and Barlow winches
Ask for Bruno
011-61-2-9623-2448 (phone)

Conrad Blocks
28 Hume St. Woodend, Queensland
Traditional wood shelled yacht blocks
Contact Nick

J M Reinick Blocks
9 Willow Street
Hull, MA 02045
Beautifully crafted and machined bronze blocks - Herreshoff patterns, Rostand running lights
Contact Jim Reinick
781-925-3312 (phone)
781-925-8984 (FAX)

Ed Burnett
Burnett Yacht Design
Unit A9, Dart Marine Park
Steamer Quay Road
Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL
Traditional Yacht Design with a modern twist, full specs on the website
Contact Ed himself
011-44-1803-868800 (phone & FAX)

Ancient Mariners Sailing Society
San Diego
For the traditional and classic boat owner - a very active sailing club with lots of fun activities

Classic Marine

Lime kiln Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk
1P12 1BD, England
All sorts of wonderful bronze hardware and other gear for classic and traditional boats. These folks are efficient and wonderful to deal with, and a great website
Contact Moray McPhail
011-44-1394-380390 (phone)
011-44-1394-388380 (FAX)

Spencer Rigging, Ltd.
St. Mary's Road
Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SX
Specialists in all forms of rigging from classic through to modern, classic yacht blocks, and bronze fittings (custom or off the shelf)
Contact Mark Spencer

Howland & Co

100 Rockwood St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Maritime books, prints and paintings, photos, new and old books
Contact Louie Howland

McLaren Books
Helensburgh, Scotland
Maritime books of all descriptions
Contact George Newlands

Lee Valley Tools
Ottawa, Canada (in US: Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669)
Wonderful tools for woodworking, gardening, and other crafts, toys, books,
and hardware

Maine Boats, Houses & Harbors

Camden, Maine
Great magazine covering the Maine coast

Michael Ruhlman
Author of books about wooden boats and boatyards, pediatric heart surgery, cooking, and chefs

Missions to Seafarers
England and in ports all over the world
Spiritual and real assistance for mariners and seafarers

Classic Boat Magazine
Leon House
233 High Street
Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1H2

Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic, Connecticut
Seaport Book Store - 800-331-BOOK

American Sail Training Association
Newport, RI

Benjamin Mendlowitz Marine Photography

and the Calendar of Wooden Boats
Brooklin, Maine
1-800-848-9663, or 207-359-2131

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