Yes! Such befitting Valentine’s Day news! I learned this morning American College of the Building Arts, ACBA librarian Jenny France, and I have been awarded a 2014 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association! The ALA grant included allowance for me to travel to Wooden Boat headquarters in Maine, The Landing School, Mystic Seaport, Georgetown, and so forth to consult with the nation’s best traditional shipwrights in order to compile a Wooden Boat Reading List that we can update perpetually. Thanks to Edwin McAllister, PhD. for consulting on the proposal and to Mark Bayne for putting a copy of The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction in my hands. The 2014 forecast is looking F-U-N! A sneak peek of the project underway. Blog updates will be available on the ACBA website beginning in June.