Tales of Wood and Water

East Boothbay, Maine
Maine Maritime Academy (Castine)
North Haven Island
Labrador, Canada
This item may be available for reuse, please contact Northeast Historic Film for more information
Documentary program on Maine's contemporary wooden boat building and use. The video employs an episodic format. FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Cataloguing notes: Horses twitch logs in winter. Jon Wilson v.o. and briefly on camera. Jim Stevens in East Boothbay, collector of photos of Maine-built vessels. Goudy and Stevens shipyard, Boothbay. B&w of four-master launching, moving images. Smiling woman with flowers in CU (footage from NHF/Edna Frye Collection, 'Launching of the Doris Hamlin'). Windjammers, b&w moving images of men aloft furling sails. Four-masted schooner sailing. Aerials of windjammer. Doug and Linda Lee, their 7 and 9-year old girls on boat. Schooners Roseway, Isaac Evans, Bowditch, Summertime and Heritage, the Lee's boat. North Haven Island, lobster boat. Foy Brown, boatbuilder. Talks about family, boat yard. Describes his lobster boat. J.O. Brown & Son Inc., fifth-generation yard. Interior, details. Caulking. Talks about how interesting it is to build boats. Joel White at the Brooklin Boat Yard, rowing and talking. Gaff rigged ketch Alisande from the water. Started building boats in his early 20s. Arno Day's yard. Been there ever since. Steve White, son. Steve running yard, Joel doing more design; view of Joel designing at table. Wooden Boat Magazine, (Brooklin, Me.) Jon Wilson interview. Going over a layout. Wooden Boat School outside and instructors inside. Student says 'boatbuilding is like housebuilding only rounder and upside down.' Rockport Apprenticeshop. Roger and Mary Duncan, East Boothbay. Couple in their 60s sailing, talking about daysailing business. Friendship sloop Eastward. Schooner Bowdoin, Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Me.) Andy Chase, talking about voyage to Labrador. B&w footage of Bowdoin and Commander MacMillan, including views of MacMillan, icebergs. Home video of 1990 Labrador trip, Inuit visitors on boat. Maine Maritime Academy students work on boat. Nathaniel Wilson, sailmaker in loft. Sewing sail and talking, spreading out sail. Buckley Smith, carving images of boats. Using skow to transport wood. Lucy McCarthy, rowboat builder. She is pregnant and accompanied by her small daughter. In small lobster boat she built, Rose Plunkett, designed by Arno Day. Ralph Stanley, Southwest Harbor, rowing, Friendship sloop he built. In yard, demonstrates hackmatack knee. Describes characteristics of various kinds of wood. Using adze on keel of 19-foot sailboat, a Stanley 19. Views of boat on water with dog and two people. Hodgdon Yachts 1818, East Boothbay. 125 half-models. Sonny Hodgdon's house. Rum chaser and rum runner Black Duck. Timothy Hodgdon twin screw mahogany cold-molded spedboat. Launching of mahogany speedboat and use on water. Phil Long, Renaissance Yachts. Yacht Signe, cold-molded epoxy designed by Bruce King. Views of owners stateroom, living room, head. Dedication and launch. Under sail.

2 Copies