I have a new book on my reference shelf:

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ship and Boats by Graham Blackburn. It is published by The Overlook Press in large format paperback. Full of line drawings of thousands of boats of all kinds. Very useful. The author dedicated the book to Arthur Ransome, who is, coincidentally, one of my favourite authors as well! He wrote the “Swallows and Amazons” series of novels for young people. I have read them all several times. (more…)