Photographer Willard B. Jackson captured, on glass plate negatives, the sailing scene at Marblehead, Massachusetts, between 1898 and 1937. I've been fascinated with his work for years, and have wanted to write a book on it for as along. The stars aligned on that project in 2004, and the book was released last month. It includes images of boats designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, B.B. Crowninshield, W. Starling Burgess, Albert Boardman, C.D. Mower, John Alden, and more. Jackson's images include boats built by N.G. Herreshoff, George Lawley, the Britt Brothers. There are Universal Rule Boats, one designs, 30 Square Meters, Sonder Class sloops, schooners.... Oh, what the heck: Click the "continue reading" thing for an excerpt. And click here to order it. And click here for information on a show of the artist's work currently hanging at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.