Category Archives: Culture: songs, stories, photography and art

Traditions and culture relevant to the world of real boating and sailors

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Forest & Stream skiff

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Just about everyone who comes to these pages is some kind of boat nut, and I’m a boat nut too. I’d like to make this weblog as interesting and useful to us all as possible, and I want to fill it with news and photographs about:
•Projects about old boats, historic boats, traditionally-built boats, and traditionally-derived boats.
•Boating history and traditions.
•The skills involved, the craftsmen and the available training.
So, whether you own these kinds of boats, work on them, sell them, build them, paint or photograph them, write about their history, design them, run a club or organise events, or collect old songs and stories connected with them – if you would like to bring your projects to the attention of a wider public, email me now at!


Boatshop webcam of the Magnolia being built

Rollins webcam

Try this webcam view of the Rollins Boatshop, where Paul Rollins and his colleagues are building the schooner Magnolia.

Go to the following link, and hit the webcam button at the bottom. If you happen to be the only person you can direct the camera by clicking your mouse on the image, and it’s great fun. If someone else happens to be directing the camera at the same time, I imagine it could become a bit of a game…

And see if you can manage to see anyone working in there – I did!