Setting Sail in America
by Silken, Alan
Alan Silken is the Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herrehshoff S Class fleet, and this new volume is illustrated with contemporary photographs by his son, renowned nautical photographer Cory Silken, and published to coincide with the class’s centennial anniversary. It’s a definitive history of the Herreshoff S Class sailboats, going beyond the wood and varnish to delve into the lives of the people at the helm. Early twentieth-century owners were major contributors, innovators, and leaders in the course of events in the United States.