One of my missions this off-season was to revamp some of my books, especially those that have only been available on Kindle. Thoroughbreds Under Sail was my first attempt at self-publishing and was based upon a couple of articles I wrote for European magazines a few years back. For this new revised print edition I decided to add a little more information about the schooners and also to correct some errors. Also, I have added more photos, some from the photo collections at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
My original intent for these small books was to be “light reads” for visitors to Cape Ann. Quick reads with relevant information so visitors can quickly learn a bit about our sights and heritage. For those wanting something that goes more in depth…well I’m working on that. For the past few years I have been working on a larger project that focuses on the transitional vessels like the Evelina M. Goulart and the American Eagle of the 20’s and 30’s. It’s a subject area that is close to my heart, as well as many others in Gloucester fishing families since in many cases these were the vessels that established our families not only as Gloucester fishermen, but Americans as well. Stay tuned.