"Lasting Friendships"
Originally developed in the late 1800s as a working boat and fishing platform, the Friendship sloop has survived as a type and has become recognized as an American sailing classic.  This is the story of a family of boats and how they weathered more than a century of change and transition, and why they still have a passionate following today.

With a forward by renowned maritime historian and technical editor for WoodenBoat magazine, Maynard Bray, 336 photographs, plus line drawings and original illustrations, Lasting Friendships is a must have reference for any lover of traditional sailing vessels and Maine history.

Available in hardcover from the Friendship Sloop Society for $45 (includes shipping).  The paperback edition is available at  Amazon.com  for $25.  

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