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1 BAKER, William A. BAKER, R.S. BAKER, W.A. New Mayflower : Her Design and Construction. no dj
Barre Gazette, Barre, MA, 1958, 
BAKER, William A. The New Mayflower : Her Design and Construction. Illustrations by R.S. and W.A. Baker. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette, 1958. Pp. (4),v-xiv,(4),1-162,(2), + 8 p. of plates and 4 folding plans in rear pocket. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Search; 2. Early 17th Century Ship Design; 3. The Arrangement and Construction of Early 17th Century Ships; 4. Dimensions and Lines; 5. Arrangement and Fittings; 6. Masting and Rigging; 7. Building and Trials. The naval architect author's efforts to construct a replica of the Mayflower, based upon seventeenth-centuryconstruction and design methods. Baker, who traditionally was involved in the "designing of modern cargo ships, passenger ships, and tankers as a naval architect employed by a large shipbuilding company" embarked on the project as a "busman's holiday", spending the better oart of six years' worth of spare time in preparing, outfitting, and testing the vessel, before its maiden launch on April 16th, 1957. Previous owner's namestamp to top- and fore-edge, faint dampstain to top edge and ffep, else good. Lacking dj. 40.00

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