Preview: The Film Charlotte – Inside the Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway

Looking for a wooden boat film to keep you occupied for an evening? Skip the hollywood entertainment one of these nights and check out the film Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story.

The 95-minute film takes you inside Vineyard Haven’s Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway to document the building of Chrlotte

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    Jack Nobel says:

    As owner of Joel White’s 36′ ketch Alisande I thoroughly I enjoyed this film. It goes a long way in explaining how and why such boats are built and the communities that support the effort.
    Thank you,
    Jack Nobel

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    Hank Kennedy says:

    Best $25.00 I have spent in a long time. Aside from the wonderful photography and editing,
    the story was very well told. I particularly liked the inclusion of the kids throughout the story.
    The boat herself is truly beautiful and sails so prettily. I hope there will be a follow up story on the interior.

    Good job by all hands.


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    David Satter says:

    Watched the film today, read their books. It doesn’t get any better than this. I’ve been restoring small wooden boats for 20 years. Keep them simple and use them. No better pride or satisfaction. A must see for any wooden boat owner.

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    Erik Sayce says:

    What better way to fulfill your life than to be part of something so wonderfully simple yet mind mindbogglingly complex all at the same time. Nat, with his quote early in the film defining classic boats really helped to remind me why I do this!