Friendship Sloops Lecture and Book Talk

posted Jul 1, 2015, 10:27 AM by BHML Librarian

Local boatbuilder and historian Ralph W. Stanley and illustrator and publisher Ted Walsh will discuss Friendship sloops at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Friday, July 10th at 4:30pm. There are more than twelve Friendship Sloops in the MDI area. Stanley and Hughes recent book, Lasting Friendships, A Century of Friendship Sloops, a collaboration with the Friendship Sloop Society, chronicles the history of the boat and catalogs the surviving sloops. Their upcoming talk at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will focus on why the Friendship sloop has survived and why it still has such a loyal following today.