In this beautifully illustrated children's book based on historical documents, readers share in Sport's adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others.
Details: Author: John Odin Jensen Paperback 304 pages. 128 b&w and color photos and illustrations. 8 x 10" ISBN: 978-0-87020-902-4 Publication Date: May, 2019 Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D’Alessio and her math professor husband, Laird, made their way down a curving, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting 115 acres of land in Wisconsin’s unglaciated Driftless Area that Laird had inherited from his parents. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of the valley that would become a twenty-five-year labor of love for the couple. Details, below.
Thoroughly researched and vibrantly told, Vencdedor is a captivating account of a racing sailboat famous for its exploits and victories and of the man who built it. Vencedor, a 63-foot cutter, was built in Wisconsin by the Racine Boat Manufacturing Company in the golden age of yachting.