Ditchburn Boats: A Muskoka Legacy -by Harold Shield and Bev McMullen / Boston Mills Press ( Boating / Cottage Country / Ontario )

By: Shield, Harold; Bev McMullen / Boston Mills Press ( Ditchburn Boat Company )

Price: $56.73

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 12 x 9.25 inches, a near Fine copy, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, --- 155 pages, colour and b&w photos throughout, a lovely book, ---"From the Author: Although sixty-five years have passed since the last Ditchburn boat left the Gravenhurst factory, their products continue to set the standard for the glory years of wooden pleasure-craft construction. Survivors are treasured reminders of a time when craftsmen built boats by hand, using the finest materials, creating a custom product uniquely suited to its purpose and its owner. Herbert Ditchburn was born in Muskoka in 1880 and it is a reflection of the quality of his life and his contribution to pleasure boating in Canada that this volume has been undertaken. Today, as we try to make sense of a world that is changing dramatically, these wonderful reminders of the past have assumed a new importance -- reminding us of the impact of beauty, function, design, integrity, and craftsmanship on our daily lives. Synthetic materials, mass production, and standardized design largely replaced traditional wooden-boat construction after the Second World War, but the desire to maintain the beloved products of the Ditchburn Boat Co. is increasing each year. Owning a vintage wooden boat has become a status symbol as well as a pleasure, and is now also a responsibility. The importance of preserving the remaining examples of Ditchburn production is clearly demonstrated by the zeal and dedication of Ditchburn owners. Fully aware of their special status, they have devoted time, money, and skill to maintaining these important vessels, and they have been generous in sharing their good fortune by cooperating to the fullest extent in the production of this volume. Through their efforts, we may share the glory of Ditchburn excellence for many years to come. The photographer, Bev McMullen, and I hope that this volume will serve to ensure that the memory of this company, the quality of its products, the talent and artistry of its craftsmen will remain forever with Canadians as a benchmark of just how good we can be. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.///NOT SIGNED///

Title: Ditchburn Boats: A Muskoka Legacy -by Harold Shield and Bev McMullen / Boston Mills Press ( Boating / Cottage Country / Ontario )

Author Name: Shield, Harold; Bev McMullen / Boston Mills Press ( Ditchburn Boat Company )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 2002, 1st edition, First Printing: 2002

ISBN Number: 1550464124

ISBN Number 13: 9781550464122

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157526

Keywords: Ditchburn Boats: A Muskoka Legacy -by Harold Shield and Bev McMullen / Boston Mills Press ( Boating / Cottage Country / Ontario )