The Chesapeake, November 1983

Almost 40 years ago, Anne Bray accompanied Maynard on a trip to Virginia and North Carolina. Since his work made a thorough and current knowledge of the wooden boat world imperative (and his natural inclinations nudged him that way regardless), the adventure may have been partly underwritten. This was an opportunity not to be missed: the two prowled through waterfronts and found the places where useful and beautiful boats were being built by hand or used by fishermen, enthusiasts, and visionaries. Some highlights of what they saw follow.

This group also contains many shots of hand-shaped wooden details aboard some of the vessels they explored, which will be of particular interest to boatbuilders. Click here to view the entire group.