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Robert Legge

    A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building by Richard M van Gaasbeek. A paperback reprint of the 1918 edition is available from for about $12.
    This book covers all aspects of wooden ship building from plans, moulding, framing, etc. Written for carpenters and other woodworkers with no experience in the subject.
    The ships covered are from the later era of wooden shipbuilding America. It includes the use of machines in construction.
    The pictures are not always clear but are understandable.
    Robert G Legge