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The Many Lives of Aphrodite: The Saga of a Great American Yacht Alan E. Dinn(Author)

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Original name book: The Many Lives of Aphrodite: The Saga of a Great American Yacht

Pages: 120

Language: English

Publisher: Trafford Publishing; 1 edition (August 30, 2010)

By: Alan E. Dinn(Author)

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The commuter yacht Aphrodite was built in the depths of the Great Depression for JOck Whitney, one of the richest men in America. She hosted suh show business personalites as Shirley Temple, David O. Selznick and Tallulah Bankhead. She served in the Coast Gaurd during World War II, where she served as an escort to the "Queen Mary" and a chase boat for PT boat trials. She has long been admired for her beautiful lines. Not once, but twice, the boat was rescued from near-certain scrapping, and toda she continues to astonish viewers. This is her story, accompanied by many photographs of her lives and her rebirth.

ALAN DINN is the historian of the Purdy Boat Company, builders of Aphrodite. He has written about the company in WoodenBoat and Classic Boating magazines, and has lectured about the firm at the Antique Boat Museum. His history of the firm, Boats by Purdy, was published by Tiller in 2003.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Bigwoodie on March 17, 2011

    From the standpoint of a modeler this book is of little use. It is almost entirely snapshots, nearly half of which can be found on the internet. There are no lines or plans. I feel let down by the purchase. Alan Dinn could have done much, much better. I am sorry I spent the money to buy the book.

  • By gungadinn on September 30, 2010

    Great historical book written on one of the greatest wooden boats built in the 1930's. It chronicles the Purdy Boat company and the creation of this boat for Jock Whitney and follows this boat through the 1900's to today and it's rebuilding from scratch at the Brooklin Boat Yard, in Maine, a few years ago.

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