Preview: Good Reads: Recommendations by Bill Mayher asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library…

Between Wind and Water, by Gerald Warner Brace

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Gerald Warner Brace was a a long time Deer Isle summer resident who fell in love with the littlest of boats at an early age and then sailed the Maine Coast for the rest of his life in boats of his own design. His was a golden era; commercial shipping under sail was still the rule in his youth, salt water farms dotted the coves and byways of his homewaters, old time Mainers still held sway in towns and villages. Brace had a remarkable eye for boats and an ear tuned to ways of life that were fast receding. Little wonder that, when it came to writing about the Maine Coast, he was E.B. White’s favorite author.

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  • David Tew

    David Tew says:

    I like these recommendations a lot, especially Brace. I just finished reading “Coasting” by Jonathan Raban, about his peripatetic circumnavigation of Great Britain in the early 1980s around the time of the Falkland’s war. He has much to say about THAT, but his most engaging writing is about the sensations and solitudes of coasting the island nation. He writes in a way that evokes wondrously true images and connections.