Was but a muddle at the best

Wendur (ddfgg)

Wendur, 1883
(N.L. Stebbins/ Wiki commons)

Apologies to subscribers to this blog who received a sneak email preview of a future post by mistake today. Sometimes the technology can get the better of one… We hope you will all memorise your lines, excuse any unedited typos and wait patiently for the final version of Scotia’s Thistle.

As a little sweetener, we offer G.L. Watson’s beautiful 1883 yawl, Wendur, built of steel – with flush topsides plates – at D. & W. Henderson’s Meadowside Shipyard, Partick, Glasgow.

It’s a wonder that Hendersons ever found the time to build ships, so busy were they at knocking out G.L. Watson’s designs for “sail and steamboat yats.”

PBP_daisyMartin Black’s award-winning biography G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design – exceptional in quality both for its contents and production value – is available to purchase online here, or from the growing list of worldwide stockists here.

~ Iain McAllister ~

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About Peggy Bawn Press

496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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