BSB: Tom Verde (In a Class All Their Own) Author Talk and Q&A

Rectangle Banner: Tom Verde event at Bank Square

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Tom Verde to discuss his book, In a Class All Their Own: Unique and Historic Boats of New England. 

 This event is free, but registration is requested. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

In a Class All Their Own Cover ImageAbout the Book

Each boat has a story to tell and this book features nearly forty profiles of classic/unique boats, drawn from articles written for the Westerly Sun newspaper during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Explore not only the histories of the individual vessels, but of their classes and designers, as well as their relationships to the environs in which they sailed, raced, cruised and, in some case, still operate as working vessels. These stories include the fabled history of the catboat; the first fiberglass sailing yacht; a NY ferry boat repurposed as a houseboat; the oldest working fishing boat in Stonington, CT; racing rivalries in the Sound; the French love affair with American boat designs; and the Jazz Age era of luxury yachting, among others.

About the Author

Tom Verde is a freelance journalist who writes for the New York Times, National Public Radio, AramcoWorld magazine, the New London Day, and the Westerly Sun. On his first solo sail, on the Charles River in Boston, he ran aground, collided with the Longfellow Bridge, and generally enjoyed himself. He lives in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

 
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
In a Class All Their Own: Unique and Historic Boats of New England Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493043521
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Globe Pequot Press - May 1st, 2020

Each boat has a story to tell and this book features nearly forty profiles of classic/uniqu e boats, drawn from articles written for the Westerly Sun newspaper during the summers of 2014 and 2015.