For the Record

This section will record corrections, omissions, amplifications, and clarifications as we receive and verify them. All listings are alphabetical by designer. Send such information to Lucia Knight at


Johan Anker. Photo credit correction. Iain McAllister brings to my attention that while he supplied me with the photo of the three Dragons on page 16, the outstanding photo was taken by Dr. Jeremy Thomson. Our apologies to Dr. Thomson!

A.C. Barber. Correction: Barber is identified as a recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire). Writer David Payne now believes that he was not honored as such.

E. Farnham Butler. A typo on page 69 refers readers to go to Cyrus Hanlin's entry. That's Cyrus Hamlin.

William MacPherson Campbell. Photo credit correction: On page76, the photo of Cruinneag III came courtesy Iain McAllister, but the source, and our thanks, go to the Ritchie family.

Charles Pole Clayton. Correction: In the third paragraph on page 88. NBSC is incorrectly identified as the National Boating Safety Council. It is correctly identified in the second paragraph as the New Brighton Sailing Club.

Wilder (Bill) Harris. Amplification: Harris's daughter, Pat Harris Millican has informed me, too late for publication, that Harris was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on April 17, 1902 and died in Marietta, Georgia on February 1, 1987.

Roger Marshall. Correction: Roger is not a child prodigy born in 1994 as stated on page 297. In fact, he was born on August 9, 1944. An unfortunate typo.

Alan Payne. Correction: the drawing of Gretel II on page 355 is incorrectly attributed as courtesy David Payne. In fact, it was drawn beautifully by Chevalier and Taglang.

Frederick Shepherd. Amplification: Finally, but too late for publication, writer Martin Black has found Shepherd's birth and death dates: he was born in Southampton on June 8, 1869 and died in King's Somborne, Hampshire on December 28, 1969.

Charles W. Wittholz. Thanks to Stan Grayson's review of the EYD in the January/February of WoodenBoat, we stand corrected: indeed it is the Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company, not the Cape Cod Boat Company,that is correct.