The Whaleboat. A Study of Design, Construction and Use From 1850 to 2014

Willits D. Ansel with Walter Ansel and Evelyn Ansel

The Whaleboat book cover



The Revised Edition of The Whaleboat is the definitive source for information on this important workboat type. Written by former Mystic Seaport shipwright Will Ansel, its 147 pages include drawings and specifications of five common whaleboat rigs, as well as whaleboat line drawings and construction drawings.  The 2014 edition includes an Acknowledgment written by son Walter Ansel and an Afterword written by granddaughter Evelyn Ansel.