THE NORTHWEST IS A PREMIER CENTER for classic wooden boats, and this book features more than thirty of these beautiful craft. Most of these boats were built during the 1920s and 1930s and have been lovingly restored to their original condition. Beautiful photographs showcase each boat's graceful lines, varnished woods, and glowing brass fixtures, as author Ron McClure tells the stories behind these grand dames of the sea.

Admire the elegance of floating palaces such as the 125-foot Taconite, which was commissioned in 1930 as the family pleasure craft by William E. Boeing, Sr.  Enjoy the charms of Lake Union Dreamboats, created in the 1920s for comfortable cruising on Northwest waters.  Relish the classic lines of luxury yachts designed by nautical legends Ted Geary and Ed Monk, Sr. And celebrate the dedication of the boat owners who over the decades have devoted themselves to preserving and restoring these works of art from a bygone era.