Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, PA, USA
Extract from back cover of book:
Menhaden steamers were double framed, heavily built offshore fishing boats in use during much of the 20th century. As the name implies, they were used to catch menhaden, a member of the herring family used for bait, oil and fertilizer. Powered by diesel or steam, hundreds of these boats fished the waters of the eastern United States, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico.
Today these boats are gone, but this new book, by boat modeler Steve Rogers, captures the memory of the boat, and allows the reader to recreate it in 1/2-inch scale, resulting in a 56-inch model. With clear drawings, plans, and step-by-step illustrated instructions, the reader moves from carving the hull master, through the authentic steps of contruction, to the final painting and rigging of the boat. The result is a model that commemorates a bygone period of maritime history and reflects traditional craftsmanship by the proud builder.
Units of Measurement: Imperial
Some notes on terminology
Building the Boat