Author Archive for Wade Smith

Wade is a Boatbuilder, Instructor and Writer. When not engaged in high-end commercial boatbuilding at Taylor & Snediker Yacht Restoration in Pawcatuck CT he teaches Wooden Boatbuilding in Brooklin ME, Stonington CT, and Flagstaff AZ.

Doris or Not Doris? Questioning Archive Photos

It seems like research should be a linear progression – you discover information, and throw it into your big basket of known things.  The problem, as I learned well running the boat shop at Mystic Seaport for 13 years – researching boats and boat types – is that much unearthed information is contradictory.  Sometimes the individual memory of someone who…