The Last Generation: A History of a Chesapeake Shipbuilding Family

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Through the experiences of five generations of one Maryland family, the history of wooden boatbuilding is traced from early nineteenth century to prior to World War II. Emphasis is on the last generation, represented by Clarence E. Davis, who transformed a country shipyard into one of the finest yachtbuilding yards in the East by collaborating with the leading naval architects of the period to produce some of the most successful & beautiful yachts in America.

By Geoffrey M. Footner, hardcover, 194 pages

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