Cape Cod Catboats

Cape Cod Catboats


Cape Cod Catboats 

Hardcover – July 1, 2002

by Stan Grayson


This guide offers an in-depth exploration of America’s most unique and enduring sailboat, the Cape Cod catboat, and explains why the type has enjoyed such a strong resurgence in popularity. Providing new insights into the myths and realities regarding the catboat’s origins in New York and on Cape Cod, it explores the boat’s central importance as a fishing craft and later as a racing and cruising yacht. Included are stories of the great catboat designers of the type’s golden age in the late 19th century. This comprehensive reference also examines today’s fiberglass catboats and offers practical advice on catboat selection and sailing.

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Our mission is to preserve the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are known. We strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy the maritime culture through exhibitions, collections, public events, and educational programs. Every year, visitors from the immediate community, around the state, New England, and the world visit us to learn about our rich maritime history.

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